Over on GITS, Scott flagged up the spec sale of Voices from the Dead:
The thriller delves into the real-life relationship between magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle.
Oh, come to Mama. As you may have guessed from my Steampunks Assassins project and my ravings about the Sherlock Holmes movie and BBC Sherlock, this pushes a lot of my buttons.
But it gets better:
Straczynski’s script creates a fictional account of the two teaming up with a psychic to solve a set of murders in 1920’s New York.
A murder mystery! With a psychic! I absolutely adore police procedurals – mostly because I wouldn’t have the first clue how to write them, due to the fact I’m completely unsuspecting of everyone. My favourite TV show is ABC’s Castle about an NYPD detective and crime novelist who solve murders.
Therefore, this is a dream come true for me. I hope against hope that this film gets made – because I want to see it and because it gives me hope for period dramas.