Nicolas Cage is set to star in and prodoce the live-action version of the classic tale of The Sorcerer's Apprentice for Walt Disney Pictures; Cage's Saturn Film and Todd Garner's Broken Road Productions are teaming up on the production side.
Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal are writing the screenplay adaptation, which takes its inspiration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe's original poem. The Hollywood Reporter adds it in turn was the inspiration for the classic Mickey Mouse animated sequence from Disney's 1940 classic Fantasia.
The film is being envisioned as a tentpole fantasy adventure set in contemporary New York, where a powerful sorcerer is in need of an apprentice; Cage would play the sorcerer.
No director is attached and no production schedule has been set for The Sorcerer's Apprentice as of yet.