This summer is going to be full of what should be great fun films and the more we find out about The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the more I think it’s going to be one of those great films. The movie has everything a fan of the family-oriented action/adventure genre could want – magic, dragons, explosions, intrigue, love, and humor.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch either the teaser trailer or the international trailer for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, then I recommend you do so. Most people are most familiar with Mickey Mouse playing the young apprentice from the animated film Fantasia, but the story actually goes back way further than that. The original concept comes from a poem called Der Zauberlehrling by writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe, back in the 18th century.
Disney has updated the story but not the concept behind The Sorcerer's Apprentice by setting it in 21st century Manhattan and mixing in some Eastern mysticism, with a healthy scoop of Egyptian mysticism as well. Here is what the film's official website says about the story:
Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can’t do it alone, and recruits Dave Strutler (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. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) and was written by Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard and Matt Lopez off of a story by Matt Lopez, Larry Konner and Mark Rosenthal. It stars Nicholas Cage (Kick Ass), Alfred Molina (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Jay Baruchel (How to Train Your Dragon), Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded), and Teresa Palmer (Bedtime Stories).
Enjoy the Hi-Res Gallery below:
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What did you think of the new poster and hi-res pictures? Are you looking forward to seeing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on the big screen and do you think the film could turn out to be fun?
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice magically appears in theaters July 16th, 2010.
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