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Steve Martin returns to Disney for Magic Camp

Aug. 22, 2014by:

Steve Martin is looking to familiar ground for an upcoming project; the actor is in talks to star in the Disney feature film MAGIC CAMP. Martin’s first job was actually working at the Main Street Magic Shop at Disneyland; so this sounds like a passion project for the man. He also co-wrote the recent draft of the script with writer/director Stu Zicherman (A.C.O.D.). It would be nice to have Martin return the screen; his last effort was 2011's THE BIG YEAR; I can’t say I’ve met anyone who has seen or enjoyed that movie. So let's get him back!

Here is the plot description for MAGIC CAMP according to THR:

The story tells of a straight-laced banker who returns to Magic Camp, a camp he attended as a shy child. This time he is a counselor who makes it his mission to improve the lives of all the kids while keeping an eye on his ultimate prize, the top spot at the Golden Wand competition.

There isn’t a director in place just yet, but don’t be surprised if we see either Zicherman or Martin helm this near and dear project. Martin's last Disney movie was BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE which somehow managed to gross over $160 million and the FATHER OF THE BRIDE series before that; so it's safe to say the door has always been open for the legend to return. I love anything to do with magic so I'm already intrigued and look forward to hearing more about this one.

Here is a photo of Martin working in Disneyland’s Magic Shop:

Here is Steve Martin as the Great Flydini on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show in 1992:

Extra Tidbit: Do you have a favorite movie about magic or magicians?
Source: THR

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11:17AM on 08/25/2014

Steve Martin returns to film, to sink to a lower level

Where has Steve Martin been? You remember him, don't ya? See, for the past 20 years someone killed him and took over his life. He has been playing the same role in every movie and forgot how to act. I think it's time to call upon to powers of The Jerk and resurrect the real Steve Martin.
Where has Steve Martin been? You remember him, don't ya? See, for the past 20 years someone killed him and took over his life. He has been playing the same role in every movie and forgot how to act. I think it's time to call upon to powers of The Jerk and resurrect the real Steve Martin.
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11:49PM on 08/22/2014
"...his last effort was 2011's THE BIG YEAR; I cant say Ive met anyone who has seen or enjoyed that movie." and before that was Pink Panther, Pink Panther 2, and the geriatric turd, It's Complicated. Not in any hurry to see him in a paper thin plotted Disney feel good movie. Look what happened with Eddie Murphy and the Haunted Mansion.
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"...his last effort was 2011's THE BIG YEAR; I cant say Ive met anyone who has seen or enjoyed that movie." and before that was Pink Panther, Pink Panther 2, and the geriatric turd, It's Complicated. Not in any hurry to see him in a paper thin plotted Disney feel good movie. Look what happened with Eddie Murphy and the Haunted Mansion.
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11:11AM on 08/23/2014
Idk why u got down voted on that. That's all reasonable stuff, and I didn't even think of it. But yeah, I agree with you
Idk why u got down voted on that. That's all reasonable stuff, and I didn't even think of it. But yeah, I agree with you
9:07PM on 08/22/2014
I think he would make for an inspiring J Jonah Jameson in the new Amazing Spider Man franchise, but after two failed attempts, I think it would be a waste of his talent and time.
I think he would make for an inspiring J Jonah Jameson in the new Amazing Spider Man franchise, but after two failed attempts, I think it would be a waste of his talent and time.
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2:23AM on 08/23/2014
Shut up Meg!
Shut up Meg!
3:26PM on 08/23/2014
Omg he WOULD make a great JJ Jameson, I mean look at his hair. It's the same color!
Omg he WOULD make a great JJ Jameson, I mean look at his hair. It's the same color!
9:06PM on 08/22/2014
There will be lots of Golden Wand jokes, I guarantee it.
There will be lots of Golden Wand jokes, I guarantee it.
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8:01PM on 08/22/2014
I worked in kmart. Starring in a film about kmart doesn't make it a passion project.
I worked in kmart. Starring in a film about kmart doesn't make it a passion project.
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8:09PM on 08/22/2014
Martin loves magic and has been involved in it for most of this life. Did you love Kmart?
Martin loves magic and has been involved in it for most of this life. Did you love Kmart?
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