New Movie: ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

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  1. Another Voice

    Another Voice Charter Member of The Element

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    At least this isn’t the announcement of National Treasure 3.

    From today’s Hollywood Reporter ( http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3iaab9bb7dce6a1ab9faa815956f417ea6 ):

    I like the phrase “reimagining classic Disney titles as live action”. It sounds so much better than “we're hacks and can’t come up with anything new”.
     
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  3. DancingBear

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    A-V, you don't give them enough credit. They'll have to be very creative to turn an 8-minute segment of Fantasia into a full-length feature film!
     
  4. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression

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    Oh, this reminds me... on disney.com you can see the trailer for Underdog. And yes, its a real dog in a cape.
     
  5. Another Voice

    Another Voice Charter Member of The Element

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    But Disney is always taking eight minutes of story and turning them into three hour long movies. Haven't you seen Pearl Harbor or PotC: Dead Man'd Chest?

    I'm just trying to figure out how they're going to work in all the Elvis references into a wizard. Still, if this keeps Mr. Cage from playing Superman I guess this movie will serve a purpose.
     
  6. 2Xited4Disney

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    My only problem is from ALL of the movies listed in the article, the only good one is Pirates of the Caribbean.
     
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    The first few episodes of "The Dresden Files" has been pretty interesting. Sci Fi Channel with the Stargates, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka and now "The Dresden Files" has been putting out some good series.

    Back to the topic, who knows what exact direction this movie would go. If its well written, it could be good, if not, then it won't be.
     
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    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    My dog has left piles on the lawn with more artistic merit then the Dresdan files and I'm not even going to get started on Stargate.
     
  9. exDS vet

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    Pathetic...Cheap...Ripoff...
    What I'd really like to say is not allowed on these boards.
    A live-action version of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" Nicholas Cage plays Mickey Mouse. Is Steamboat Willie next? I can't be surprised by this because of Disney's recent history. It will probably make $300mil, and then they will be able to justify doing a live action remake of Snow White with the Matt Roloff as Grumpym and Mini Me as Dopey.

    I wonder if people will take acid during "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" to make it more interesting.

    Disney has finally found something they are good at...Sinking to new lows
     
  10. Another Voice

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    At the moment Jungle Cruise: The Movie is in script development. And even though it was a joke on HBO, it's rumored that Matterhorn: The Movie will be next in line.

    There are also rumblings about a live action "princess" movie of some sort to prop up the girl's toy line. Some whispers say it will be a feature, others say it will be Disney Channel job featuring the whatever pre-rehab actresses are hot on the channel the month they make the movie. In either case, a live action movie is thought to support a wider arrange of products (toys, CDs, make-up kits, etc.) and skew a little older than an animated film.

    Other rumblings are that the entire Fab '70s string o'hits - from The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes to Escape from Witch Mountain to The Cat from Outer Space is being looked over for a Pirates style updating. There's even talk of remaking Splash.

    Disney isn't really seen as a major studio anymore so no one takes their serious projects to them. And Disney isn't willing to shop for them on the open market either. So they're stuck constantly looking over stories they already own.
     
  11. exDS vet

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    I don't know who this speaks more poorly of. Disney for its complete and total lack of creativity and imagination, or the foolish public who continues to waste their time and pay actual money to see this crap. Disney should be ashamed of themselves for putting this garbage out. But those people who rush to buy the DVDequels, and stand in line to see these films, allowing the media to talk about their huge opening weekends are also guilty.

    Disney has made an art out of taking things too far. Rides turned into movies, TV shows into rides, Shamless plugs for their programs, etc written into the scripts of network television shows. This company has become pitiful. Yet there are those on these boards who are going to stick up for everything the all mighty Disney does. (please see "fools" above.)

    But seriously A.V. Why shoud Disney stop at the 70's with this stuff. Why not bring back Kurt Russell to star in remakes of all of his silver screen magic from the 60's. They've got to be close. Hell, they've already done Flubber, Herbie and others.

    I hope the creative geniuses at the Mouse are reading this post, because I have a great concept. "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: THE MOVIE". Imagine the possibilities here. They could do endless sequels, a home video game, even a TV game show with Regis Philbin as the host. That could save ABC. Perhaps they could someday even create a theme park attraction based on this concept. I'm sure the public would eat it up.
     
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  13. raidermatt

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    Lest you think that the original poem will offer more to base a movie on....

    NEIN!

    Below is an English translation from the original poem, which was written in German. There are different translations out there, but in the end, its about an apprentice who can't stop a broom from carrying water into the house.


     
  14. 2Xited4Disney

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    I can't wait till the live action of the Fab Five comes out featuring the Frat Pack

    Luke Wilson - Mickey Mouse
    Vince Vaughn- Donald Duck
    Christine Taylor - Minnie Mouse
    Christina Applegate- Daisy Duck
    and of course
    Will Ferrell- Goofy


    But honestly- I really do wish Disney could try to come up with something creative. Mostly everything they put out is based on something (Attraction, previous movie, TV show, Sequal, True Story) Some are good, most are bad
     
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    The end of your post is well said, However, it must be pointe out that Daisy Duck is not one of the "Fab Five". Pluto is the other member of this special group. Not sure who you would have play him. :teacher:
     
  16. MJMcBride

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    look at you with the fancy poems
     
  17. BONITATIME

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    I think this could be a really good idea for a film. It is no less likely than making a flim about a park ride.
    I remember how many people hohaaed that at the time it was announced.
    What it depends on is how it is written, Wizards are very popular at present¡¡¡¡
     
  18. yensiD naF

    yensiD naF Earning My Ears

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    I guess I have to start going to church so I can pray that Disney does not go through with this terrible movie idea. They have created some real CRAP in the past few years. This could be the worst ever.
     

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