D23: Cage talks Sorcerer
[Ed. note: Jenna Busch is at Disney's D23 conference and is filing reports throughout the weekend.]
Wondering what new and exciting hair style Nic Cage is going to be sporting in years to come? Look no further than the footage from the upcoming live action film, THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE. We got a glimpse of his long scraggly locks (blond this time) as master sorcerer Balthazar, who has taken on a student. The film is based on the Mickey Mouse chapter of FANTASIA, one of the coolest films to watch stoned, ever. Cage gets the award for the most awkward moment of the expo, saying, “A day like September 11th kind of puts into focus everything that I want to accomplish… I make films for the children. When times get tough it is increasingly important that we put a smile on faces all over world and entertain the entire family and I think that’s what the THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE was all about.”. Seriously dude. Disney expo. Talking frogs and mice wearing pants. The hair is creepy enough.
The footage we saw looked pretty cool though, and weird enough to keep the hair from looking too out of place. And yes, the animated broom scene from the original was there. Lots of explosions, lots of catch phrases, and some sort of teen romance. (I don't remember anyone kissing Mickey.) Before the footage, Dick Cook, Chairman of Disney Studios asked Cage if he'd be interested in doing another NATIONAL TREASURE. He said, “absolutely”. I hope they put him in a clown wig.
THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE will be released July 16th, 2010.