Toby Kebbell is set to play celebrity illusionist Drake Stone in Disney’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” reports Variety.
Based on the popular segment in Disney’s animated classic “Fantasia”, the story takes place in contemporary New York where a wizard (Nicolas Cage) searches for an apprentice (Jay Baruchel).
Stone’s character joins forces with Alfred Molina’s evil sorcerer, Horvath, to gain ultimate powers. Teresa Palmer also stars.
“National Treasure” director Jon Turteltaub and producer Jerry Bruckheimer serve in the same capacity on the project scheduled for a July 16th 2010 release.
New shots of Cage and Baruchel on-set are up at The Bad and the Ugly.