Nicolas Cage is back on the big screen this summer for his latest movie The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which reunites him with filmmaker Jon Turteltaub.
The movie is an action version of the Mickey Mouse section of Fantasia starring Jay Baruchel, Monica Bellucci, Alfred Molina and Toby Kebbell.
In modern day Manhatten, the master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Cage) attempts to protect the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Molina), an evil wizard with nefarious plans.
Horvath is determined to claim New York City for his own evil purposes, and enlists an illusionist (Kebbell) to help him toward that end. Given the formidable forces working against him, Blake does not feel that he can accomplish this mission alone.
To help in his venture, he seeks out a seemingly average guy, Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), who is recruited to be Blake’s apprentice. Stutler is initially skeptical, and reluctant to get involved, but eventually is convinced by Blake to help in this cause. Blake gives Stutler a crash course in magic, and mishaps invariably ensue.
There is also a love interest in peril angle to the storyline that provides additional motivation for Stutler. Together, Blake and Stutler take on Horvath in a classic good versus evil struggle.
Take a look at some images from the film: