The Sorcerer's Apprentice Fantasia

Jon Turteltaub‘s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is inspired by the sequence in the Walt Disney Animated film Fantasia. While the film takes the 8 minute scene of classic animation and expands on the idea greatly, the movie does feature a sequence inspired by the original animated Mickey Mouse segment. Disney has released a new featurette that takes a look at this sequence, giving us a peek at what it looks like in live-action with Jay Baruchel. We also get our first listen to the music which is also inspired by the original Fantasia animation. Watch the clip, embedded after the jump.
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

All this week, Walt Disney Pictures has been revealing new character posters for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Jon Turteltaub-directed The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The fifth and final poster, which is premiering EXCLUSIVELY on /Film, profiles Nicolas Cage‘s character Balthazar Blake. We’ve also included all of the other posters after the jump as well, complete with character descriptions.
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Movie Trailer #2: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Nicolas Cage in THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new two and a hald minute movie trailer for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Jon Turteltaub-directed The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  The new trailer shows a bit more interaction between Jay Baruchel and Teresa Palmer, and showcases a bunch of new special effects shots. I’ve been hearing a bunch of good things about this movie, and I expect it will surprise us. Watch the trailer now after the jump.

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Nicolas Cage in THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette titled “Good vs. Evil” for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Jon Turteltaub-directed The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

In “Good vs. Evil,” we’re introduced to Dave [Jay Baruchel], Balthazar Blake’s [Nicolas Cage] apprentice, as he begins to master the art of sorcery through his teacher. We also discover the centuries old rivalry between Balthazar and his nemesis, Maxim Horvath [Alfred Molina].

We also have five new production photos from the film. See the photos and watch the video, embedded after the jump.

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Jon Turteltaub is best known as the director of the National Treasure films and the upcoming live action movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. So you can understand why I was a little shocked at first to learn that Turteltaub has signed on to direct Greenpeace, the story of the origin of the controversial conservation organization. It gets even better… According to VarietyWest Wing/The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin is in early talks to write the screenplay.

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Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is currently shooting in New York City and the gossip sites have the first look at the film’s cast. JustJared has the first photos of Nicolas Cage (WTF?) filming a scene in a subway station with co-star Jay Baruchel.

Loosely adapted from the classic story from Fantasia, and based in modern-day Manhattan, Baruchel stars as Cage’s Apprentice, who gets into trouble when the broomstick he’s tasked to do his chores while the Sorcerer is away somehow develops a mind of its own. Alfred Molina, not pictured, plays an evil sorcerer. I enjoyed the first National Treasure film (on a pure popcorn level) and am willing to give Jon Turteltaub another chance after Book of Secrets. Celebrity-Gossip has a bunch of photos of Teresa Palmer (Bedtime Stories), who plays Baruchel’s love interest. We’ve included one after the jump.

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sorcerer apprentice

Walt Disney Pictures has announced a July 16th 2010 release for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Jon Turteltaub-directed family adventure film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Marvel recently moved Thor out of the weekend, but now the Mouse House production will go head to head with Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi action film Inception. Disney has two other event films scheduled for Summer 2010: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time hits theaters on May 28th and Toy Story 3 will be released on July 18th.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros has set The Wachowski Brothers-produced James McTeigue-directed Ninja Assassin on November 25th 2009, up from a TBA 2010. Richard Kelly‘s sci-fi thriller The Box has been moved from November to Halloween weekend, up against Youth in Revolt, and a week after Saw VI.

source: Variety

alfred molina scorcerer apprentice

I have just gotten word that Walt Disney Pictures has cast Alfred Molina in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Nicolas Cage stars in a modern-day, New York City-set adaptation of the classic story from Fantasia. Jay Baruchel stars as Cage’s Apprentice, who gets into trouble when the broomstick he’s tasked to do his chores while the Sorcerer is away somehow develops a mind of its own. Molina will play an evil sorcerer.

Jon Turteltaub reteams with his National Treasure star. Molina just finished another Bruckheimer production, a big epic video game adaptation Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Teresa Palmer is also on board to play Baruchel’s love interest. Last I heard, the production was gearing up to shoot in New York City later this month.

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