Live-Action ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Completes Its Cast

This is one of those movies I keep having to double check on to see if I’m reading it right — Nicolas Cage in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”? Jay Baruchel taking over a role once played by Mickey Mouse? It seems like a SNL skit, doesn’t it?

As odd as it seems to remake Mickey Mouse, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” has rounded out its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alfred Molina (the man of a million roles, but you probably know him best as Doc Ock in “Spider-Man 2″) is set to play the evil magician Horvath.
Yep — there’s two magicians in this, which raises the stakes a little higher than some brooms.

The modern day story centers on an average college student (Baruchel) who reluctantly goes to work for a sorcerer named Balthazar Blake. (Working for a sorcerer seems a lot more fun than a workstudy job, but what do I know?) Blake gives him a crash course in wizardry, potions, and sorcery in order to prepare him for a battle against the dark forces who threaten modern Manhattan. Teresa Palmer will play Baruchel’s love interest.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub (“National Treasure: Book of Secrets”) and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film begins shooting this month in New York.

MTV readers, what do you think of a live action “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”? Could it be another “Enchanted” or “Pirates of the Caribbean”? Or is it destined to be another “The Country Bears”?