Disney unveiled a new trailer for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, and it promises a healthy supply of fun to go with the abundant special effects. Inspired by the same source material as the animated classic Fantasia, Apprentice stars Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel as “a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.” Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) directs from a script by Matt Lopez, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard.
I think the trailer provides our first glimpse at the 2010 take on the broom scene from Fantasia; check it out after the jump.
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.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice hits theaters on July 14, 2010.