The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel


One of Disney’s big tentpole flicks for next year is the live-action retelling of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, based on the original poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which was also inspiration for one of the segments in the classic Disney animated film Fantasia. The film is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure), so there’s no question that they’re hoping this will be a big hit and the introduction of a potentially lucrative franchise. But is it something people that people are actually excited about? Well, that’s what the first trailer is for, which just hit the web over at

The first look at the movie showcases a ton of action sequences and special effects, most of which are pretty impressive. It also sets an ominous mood with a bombastic score. Nicolas Cage plays Balthazar Blake, a sorcerer who squares off against his arch enemy, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) in modern day Manhattan. Jay Baruchel is the plucky young man who will become Balthazar’s reluctant protégé. I’m sure Nicolas Cage’s look and performance are going to have a lot of people rolling their eyes, but he’s kind of a selling point for me. It’s all so goofy that it just might work. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice hits theatres on July 16th; check out the trailer after the jump.

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  • Henrik

    Looks awesome

  • The Man

    My mom will love it. Maybe I can sit through it. Nic Cage really needs the money though.

  • Napalm

    lmao that looks terribly cheesy! the ending was just… lord!

  • Kasper

    Loving the trailer-music. Loving the looks. Loving Cage!

    This movie will be a must-see of 2010.

  • Chris

    An action movie with big special effects, cheesy lines, no story, and bad acting… sounds like a summer blockbuster to me!

  • aspioaokassodsøkasdkøl

    Why the fuck does Monica Bellucci have to be in this movie!? I wasn’t suppost to see this shit, but now i have to! Ah why! why!! Uh… well…

  • Niklas

    this looks very boring

  • can’t wait to hear Jay and Greg debate this trailer.

    Jay “Look at the showmanship!”

    Greg, “I hate magic!”

  • This movie looks like a badass. Case closed.

  • kyriakos

    I hate magic.

    I only liked prestige.

  • Falsk

    I really don’t know what to make of this.

    Speaking of, @rus, I hope you guys replay whatever that opening piece was from last week. At least one or two more times…

  • Not a fan of sorcery movies, and couldn’t stand National Treasure, but I like the visual style of this, at least. And I like the trailer music, I think they took bits from “A Pain That I’m Used To” by Depeche Mode.

  • Glendon

    Looks fun.

  • KYriakos

    am a what?

  • DM

    The music is from Depeche Mode – A Pain That I’m Used Too