A new trailer for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice has come online and it wants you to know that the movie has special effects. Lots of special effects. If there’s a shot where a special effect isn’t happening, it’s not worth putting into the movie. Nicolas Cage plays a conjurer of special effects who teaches Jay Baruchel the power of wielding special effects. But what out: Alfred Molina (who arises from an Alfred Molina vase) wants to use special effects for evil. It will be the ultimate battle of special effects.
Hit the jump to see the trailer, read the full synopsis, and witness Molina vase. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice hits theaters with special effects on July 16th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice:
Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the “National Treasure” franchise, present THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE — an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.
Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (ALFRED MOLINA). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (JAY BARUCHEL), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer 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. The screenplay is by Matt Lopez and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Matt Lopez and Larry Konner & Mark Rosenthal.