Gary Ross in negotiations for ‘Houdini’

The $300 million dollar man Gary Ross, director of ‘The Hunger Games’ may have found his next film after passing on the ‘Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’.

Collider and Heat Vision are reporting that Ross is in negotiations with Summit Entertainment to direct ‘Houdini’.

Hit the jump for more details.

The film will be based on the book ‘The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero’ by William Kalush and Larry Sloman.

The book is famous for insinuating that the master magician and premier escape artist acted as a spy for Britain, an informant for the Secret Service and was involved with several police organizations.

Apparently, Summit picked up feature-film rights to the book in March 2009 with the aim of launching an action-thriller franchise featuring a character who is part Indiana Jones and part Sherlock Holmes.

Nothing has been made official yet but considering Ross delivered one of the biggest box office hits of the year, negotiations could easily disappear in a puff of smoke based on the number of different unknown offers Ross may be currently considering.