Jake Kasdan Takes On A “Magician”

Jake Kasdan (“The TV Set,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”) has signed on to direct “Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth” for New Line Cinema says The Hollywood Reporter.

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. Dickenson will be David Copperfield-esque old school while Storm will be Criss Angel-like new school.

Chad Kultgen wrote the original script which John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have since re-written. Chris Bender, Tyler Mitchell and JC Spink will produce.