Now available on Blu-ray and DVD is Houdini, the History Channel mini-series about the epic life of legendary illusionist Harry Houdini, starring Adrien Brody as the man behind the magic, Kristen Connolly as his faithful wife Bess, and Evan Jones as the architect who helped build Houdini’s tricks, Jim Collins.
I recently joined a small group of reporters at The Magic Castle in Hollywood where we got to experience the Houdini Séance and sit down for a lengthy chat with Evan Jones and writer Nicholas Meyer, who adapted his father’s Houdini biography – Houdini: A Mind in Chains — A Psychoanalytic Portrait – for the mini-series. They talked about taking creative liberties with history in order to tell the best story, the personal challenge Meyer faced in adapting his father’s book, filming in Hungary, and more. And since Nicholas Meyer was in the room the conversation naturally steered toward Star Trek. Meyer revealed his thoughts on J.J. Abrams‘ interpretation of the Star Trek universe and shared some behind-the-scenes stories from the making of his Star Trek films and. Hit the jump to read.