Speaking of things that disagree with me, Nicolas Cage is back in yet another sorcery themed movie (the other being Season of the Witch) that looks pretty decent! In fact, it looks like ol’ Jerry Bruckheimer will have a good year next year between this and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice stars Cage as Balthazar Blake, a master sorceror in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina, who reminds me of awesome). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel, one of the dudes who didn’t die in Fanboys), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorceror gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”
And a lot of sh*t blows up. Apprentice is directed by Jon Turtletaub, who pretty much has directed the only decent Nic Cage films in recent memory, the National Treasure flicks. He also executive produced Harper’s Island (which kicked ass – go buy it) and directed 3 Ninjas and Cool Runnings (which, in retrospect, do not kick ass).
Check out the trailer after the jump!
I think, one day, I’m going to cast Nicolage Cage in a movie called Caged Fury. Or Uncage the Fury. In which he has to talk funny, act weird, and kick ass for the lord!
But until then, Sorcerer’s Apprentice can be viewed by your eyeballs on July 16, 2010.