‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ from… Jerry Bruckheimer? With Nicholas Cage?
You have to wonder if the April’s Fools stories are coming out early… but apparently not. According to Variety, Disney will release producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s family-targeted live-action movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on July 16, 2010. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice joins two other Disney kid/family-centric pictures set for that summer: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, set for May 28, and Pixar’s Toy Story 3, which opens July 18.
The movie, starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, is based on "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" section of Disney’s animated feature Fantasia. The movie begins production this month under the direction of Jon Turteltaub, who has worked with both Cage and Bruckheimer before on the National Treasure films.
No word yet if Cage will wear the mouse ears.
Now, before you all cry "Blasphemy!" bear in mind that you never thought Pirates of the Caribbean would work… and it probably can’t be any worse than this version: