Neil Gaiman, Penn Jillette To Adapt WWI-Era Prisoner Tale 'The Road To Endor'

Neil GaimanFROM SPLASH PAGE: So comic book author and novelist Neil Gaiman isn't adapting Charles Burns' "Black Hole" -- but what is he adapting, then, from the pool of works not his own? (Besides “Fermata,” that is).

Gaiman’s teamed up with Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) for “The Road to Endor” (and no, it has nothing to do with Star Wars). Written by EH Jones, it’s a true story of two World War I prisoners of war, one of whom was an amateur magician, who trick their guards into believing that they are in touch with the spirit world to plot their escape from a Turkish prison camp. Using Ouija boards, séances, mentalist scams, poltergeist effects, and fake suicides, they convince even the Camp Commander.

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