More Disney news. The first trailer for next years The Sorcerers Apprentice
is here for your viewing pleasure. You might be disappointed to find out though that instead of starring Mickey Mouse as I was led to believe, the film actually stars the much less versatile actor Nicolas Cage. Cage plays the sorcerer with the mundanely common name Balthazar Blake and his annoying sidekick, sorry apprentice, is played by Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up
, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
). Apart from the title there seems to be little similarity between this film and the iconic Mickey Mouse section of Fantasia but it actually looks quite entertaining.
Watch here -
Cage's imdb from the last few years is a minefield of blockbuster blunders e.g The Wicker Man
, Bangkok Dangerous
and I want to give special mention to the atrocious Ghost Rider
which I am astonished to discover has a sequel in the works due out next year. Word on the street though is that he put in a quite brilliant performance in his most recent role in Herzog's Bad Lieutenant
, a much needed reminder that he is actually a good actor when he's not messing around with his mandolin.