New Line conjures up 'Magician' helmer
'Walk Hard' director Jake Kasdan will take reins of film
By Borys Kit
April 5, 2009, 11:00 PM ET
Jake Kasdan will make magic for New Line, signing on to direct "Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth." Benderspink's Chris Bender and JC Spink are producing along with Tyler Mitchell.
The story centers on a Burt Dickenson, one half of successful two-man team who accidentally kills is partner and loses his inner magic. He has to find a way to rekindle it to fight his rival, a magician named Xander Storm.
The projects aims to showcase the "old school/David Copperfield vs. new school/Criss Angel" rivalry in a tone that harkens back to such movies as "Austin Powers" or "Zoolander."