National Treasure’s dynamic duo, Nicholas Cage and director Jon Turteltaub, are teaming up to bring us a live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Fanboyz.net has the first promotional photos featuring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel. Based on the poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and later the animated short in Fantasia, Sorcerer’s Apprentice tells the story of a young wizard in training, who causes problems for his master when a spell on a broomstick goes awry. However it looks like this story deals mostly with a wizard training a young man in preparation of fighting evil in New York. Check out the scans below.
Everyone knows how I feel about Nicolas Cage’s hair and how it relates to his films, but if not take a peek here. I think the story actually sounds like a good way to adapt it, as the mischief with the brooms would make for a good short film. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice hits theaters July 16th, 2010.
Photo scans via Preview Movie Guide.