This is one of those movies that I heard about (castings etc), but never really piqued my interest. But seeing this new trailer… I’m really liking the look of it.

It’s a live action re-imagining of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice segment in Fantasia, which in turn was based on a poem by Goethe. This seems to go way beyond the Fantasia bit and the poem though, with much more back story and side characters. It stars Jay Baruchel as the apprentice, Nicholas Cage as the Sorcerer Balthazar Blake, Monica Belluci as the love interest and (I’m guessing here, but I think I’m right) Alfred Molina as the villain Horvath.

What do you think? I think the visual effects look awesome, and I’m even not dis-liking Nicholas Cage in this. I really want to like this, but I’m a bit hesitant cause the director (Jon Turtletaub) previously gave us National Treasure 1 and 2.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Release Date: 16 July 2010 for US, 13 August 2010 for UK.