The Sorcerer’s Apprentice International Trailer

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Disney has released an international trailer for the live-action version of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which stars Nic Cage, Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2).

If you haven’t guessed from the title, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a re-imagining of the famous Disney animated segment from Fantasia.

In this new version, Cage plays a sorcerer named Balthazar Blake, who recruits mild-mannered Dave Stutler (Baruchel) as a reluctant protégé to help him defend Manhattan from the dark wizard Maxim Horvath (Monlina).

We saw The Sorcerer’s Apprentice teaser trailer back in December, and despite some early jitters (Nic Cage in another faux hairpiece? Red alert!) the movie actually looked…fairly entertaining. Fast-forward to today, and Cage is earning some praise for his hilarious role in Kick-Ass, Jay Baruchel is becoming something of a breakout star (She’s Out of My League, How To Train Your Dragon) and Molina is as respectable as ever.

Suddenly The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is looking like it might be a hit. But don’t believe my words, judge for yourself:

Our friends over at /Film claim that they’ve heard through the grapevine that this movie is actually pretty good. Can it be true? Can Nic Cage still work his magic as a leading man – especially while working under his National Treasure director, Jon Turteltaub? Guess we’ll find out soon.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will cast its spell over theaters on July 16, 2010.

Sources: Trailer Addict via /Film

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  1. Nice, gives a better look at the characters and not just pretty visuals. If Baruchel and Cage play off each other really well then I'm game, which I think Baruchel gave that impression in his Collider interview.

  2. I think you might really be stretching things by calling this a reimagining of the Fantasia sequence. But, it actually looks like it might be surprising.

  3. I have lost faith in Cage a long time ago, but Baruchel and Molina will get me to see it.

  4. “Can Nic Cage still work his magic as a leading man?”

    Don't know about leading man, but I literally just got back from seeing Kick-ass and he's definitely on form as an actor.

    Trailer looks good as well.

  5. This looks decent… and more importantly, Cage's hair doesn't look as blatantly fake as usual :D

  6. damn , that looks pretty good to me :)

  7. It's my political way of saying “Disney cashing in on name recognition.”