Cage Becomes A Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Nicolas Cage and Todd Garner will produce and Cage may star in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” a live-action feature for Walt Disney Pictures reports Variety.

Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal (“Flicka,” “Eragon,” “Forrestal”) wrote the script, which takes its inspiration from the poem by Goethe in which an old sorcerer leaves his workshop, in the hands of his apprentice, who’s not yet fully trained in magic.

The apprentice gets a broomstick to do his chores for him but things get out of control when the broom takes over. The tale was the basis for the sequence in Disney’s animated classic “Fantasia.”