Posts Tagged ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

New Sorcerer’s Apprentice Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Here is the new Behind-the-Scenes featurette “Fantasia – The Coolest Scene Ever” from WALT DISNEY PICTURES and JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS upcoming film THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE. The adventure hits theaters Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

In “Fantasia – The Coolest Scene Ever,” the filmmakers share how it all began – with an 8 minute scene of classic animation – and take us on the journey of how the film got made and the inspiration of Fantasia.


[flashvideo filename=”http://wdmp.rd.llnwd.net/wdsmp/SorcerersApprentice/Fantasia/TCSE/TSA_Fantasia_CoolestSceneEver_Low.flv” /]

Sorcerer’s Apprentice Character Poster — “The Sorcerer”

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

BALTHAZAR BLAKE “The Sorcerer” (Nicolas Cage) is a student of Merlin and a Sorcerer. More than 1,000 years old, Balthazar has been searching the globe until he finds the Prime Merlinean, the descendent of Merlin and inheritor of his great powers. When Balthazar finally discovers him in 10-year-old Dave Stutler, he finds himself with a very reluctant sorcerer’s apprentice.



THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE opens nationwide on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.

Sorcerer’s Apprentice Character Poster — “The Apprentice”

Friday, June 11th, 2010

DAVE STUTLER “The Apprentice” (Jay Baruchel) is a nerdy NYU physics major, lacking confidence and poise, not very popular with girls or even his fellow students. At the age of 10, he experiences a frightening incident when he encounters sorcerer Balthazar Blake after wandering into the bizarre Arcana Cabana curio shop. He’s given a dragon ring that comes to life on his finger, and he’s told that he’ll be a very important sorcerer himself. He then witnesses a furious battle between Balthazar and another sorcerer named Maxim Horvath which made him want to forget the whole matter…until both Balthazar and Horvath re-enter his life 10 years later, forcing him to confront a destiny he would very much like to ignore! “Dave is his own worst enemy, the architect of his own misery,” says Baruchel. “He spends his life trying to live down that moment in the Arcana Cabana when he first encountered Balthazar and Horvath. He gravitates towards physics, which is the discipline he gives his life to. When he meets up with Balthazar again, the sorcerer tells Dave that it was no coincidence that he drifted towards physics because although illusion and magic are different, magic and science are the same thing.”



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.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE opens nationwide on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.

Sorcerer’s Apprentice Character Poster — “Veronica”

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

VERONICA “The Soreceress” (Monica Belluci) is a sorcerer who has had the great fortune of being loved by Balthazar Blake—and the misfortune of being loved by Maxim Horvath. “Balthazar and Veronica are willing to do everything for their love,” says Bellucci, “and at the same time they’re two fighters. Horvath, who, like them, was a disciple of Merlin, also falls in love with Veronica. She rejects him for Balthazar, and because of that he betrays them by aligning himself with Morgana. It’s a beautiful and powerful story about love, jealousy and vengeance.”



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.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE opens nationwide on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Latest Trailer

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Here is the latest trailer from the upcoming film THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE . The action/adventure is set to open in theaters July 14th, 2010.


[flashvideo filename=”http://wdmp.rd.llnwd.net/wdsmp/SorcerersApprentice/TR4/SA_Tlr4_Low.flv” /]

Dave (Jay Baruchel) is just an average college student, or so it appears, until the sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) recruits him as his reluctant protégé and gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic. As he prepares for a battle against the forces of darkness in modern-day Manhattan, Dave finds it is going to take all of the courage he can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

Sorcerer’s Apprentice Character Poster — “The Villain”

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

MAXIM HORVATH “The Villian” (Alfred Molina) was, along with Balthazar Blake and Veronica, a disciple of Merlin and a force of good more than a thousand years ago. But their mutual love for Veronica split the colleagues apart and Horvath has instead become an ally of the wicked Morgana, who murdered Merlin and is seeking to conquer the world with her minions. He and Balthazar have battled through the ages, finally bringing their conflict to modern-day New York City. “In ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ Horvath’s mission is world domination,” says Molina. “Balthazar and Horvath have a rivalry that’s gone on for millennia. Balthazar is maintaining the Merlinean standard of magic as a power that’s used for the benefit of mankind. Horvath is the leader of the Morganians, who take the very different view that magic should be used to subjugate humans. That’s the struggle between good as personified by Nic Cage’s character, and evil as personified by mine. Horvath is a rather smart, debonair, Edwardian villain in the classic tradition of suave bad guys, well dressed and charming, but deadly.”



Dave (JAY BARUCHEL) is just an average college student, or so it appears, until the sorcerer Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) recruits him as his reluctant protégé and gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic. As he prepares for a battle against the forces of darkness in modern-day Manhattan, Dave finds it is going to take all of the courage he can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE opens nationwide on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.

Sorcerer’s Apprentice Character Poster — “The Wizard”

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

SUN LOK “The Wizard” (Gregory Woo) is an ancient, but perpetually young, Chinese sorcerer and Morganian. When he’s unlocked from his Grimhold by Horvath, Sun Lok wreaks havoc in Chinatown during a lively festival by materializing a fearsome fire-breathing dragon. “Sun Lok has been in a little container for thousands and thousands of years, and when he’s let out, he’s really, really angry,” says Woo.



Dave (JAY BARUCHEL) is just an average college student, or so it appears, until the sorcerer Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) recruits him as his reluctant protégé and gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic. As he prepares for a battle against the forces of darkness in modern-day Manhattan, Dave finds it is going to take all of the courage he can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE opens nationwide on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Here is the new Behind-the-Scenes featurette “Good vs. Evil” from WALT DISNEY PICTURES and JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS upcoming film THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE. The adventure hits theaters Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

In “Good vs. Evil,” we’re introduced to Dave [Jay Baruchel], Balthazar Blake’s [Nicolas Cage] apprentice, as he begins to master the art of sorcery through his teacher. We also discover the centuries old rivalry between Balthazar and his nemesis, Maxim Horvath [Alfred Molina].


[flashvideo filename=”http://wdmp.rd.llnwd.net/wdsmp/SorcerersApprentice/GoodvsEvil/SA_Pod_GoodVsEvil_Low.flv” /]

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.