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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Trailer for Nic Cage Disney film

Posted by LiveFor on December 9, 2009

Not sure if this is better or worse than I thought it was going to look.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the National Treasure franchise, present THE SORCERERS APPRENTICE — an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil. Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (ALFRED MOLINA). Balthazar cant do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (JAY BARUCHEL), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. Itll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes THE SORCERERS APPRENTICE.

What did you think of that?

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Nicholas Cage to be Sorcerer to Jay Baruchel’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Could it be Magic? Computer says no!

Posted by LiveFor on December 4, 2008

Earlier on I mentioned that maybe Nicholas Cage’s latest film, Knowing, could turn around his recent spell of dreadful movies. If it does then that’s all good. Unfortunately, whatever good it brings to Cage will instantly be destroyed by starring in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Inspired by the classic Mickey Mouse animated sequence from Disney’s 1940 classic Fantasia, the film tells the story of a powerful sorcerer, played by Nicolas Cage, who seeks out an apprentice in modern day New York City. Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is to direct the Jerry Bruckheimer production.

Can you see where this is going? Just imagine Cage as the Sorcerer. He’ll be doing all his Elvis style hand and arm waving as he casts a spell, he’ll be as giddy as a school girl picking out just the right wig to wear as the powerful magic user (will it be long or short for this one – I think long) and he will unleash all the ticks and grimaces he can muster Mister. It’s also not clear if Cage is going to be playing a modern day sorcerer or an old school medieval one who travels through time to modern day New York. If he is medieval then you can imagine the hilarious consequences his all powerful Sorcery will cause.

Jay Baruchel (Fanboys, Tropic Thunder) is in talks to play the lead role in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.He was cool in Tropic Thunder and looked as if he was going to break out into the big leagues. However, being involved in this one may not be the best decision.

Mind you it may actually not be that bad. As long as they get a good script it just might work. Let’s see what I can dig up…who is writing it…oh!

The film was scripted by Superman IV: The Quest for Peace screenwriters Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, with a rewrite by Bedtime Stories scribe Matt Lopez.

It does not bode well.

Variety have more on the story. How will Cage chew up the scenes in this one? Could it be good?

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