Hardly a week goes by without Disney announcing a live-action adaptation of something. Some of them make a sort of sense, and the others are complete lunacy. As we have done before, it’s time to figure out just how many of these things are on the way—and how doomed we are.
Noam Murro—director of 300: Rise of An Empire—enters a decidedly more adorable fantasy realm with Night Shift, a Fantasia homage featuring a rubbery-limbed janitor/sorcerer (note the Mickey gloves!) taking care of business with the help of an animated, bucket-toting mop.
When we found out that Disney was making a live action Sorcerer's Apprentice with Nic Cage as the creepy-haired old man wizard, we knew the famous "mops scene" from Fantasia was inevitable. And here it is.
Check out the latest behind-the-scenes video from Disney's Sorcerer's Apprentice. Sure it's not high-concept, but its smacks of quality summer popcorn fare. And we're due for one good wide-screen action film that isn't plagued with wrecking balls and racist robots.
With Disney refurbishing Tron, The Black Hole, and Flight of the Navigator, it's obvious the Mouse House is mining its past for modern greenbacks. What Disney properties deserve an update? And no, we don't mean Hall of Presidents: The Movie.
This week, we're picking out the standouts from Fantasiafest 2009, including Canary (a film about futuristic organ market), a retro astronaut picture and a new clone feature.