Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Monica Belluci Is "The Sorceress"

Sneak Peek the third new character banner supporting the upcoming feature "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

"...'Veronica' (Monica Bellucci) is a sorcerer who has had the great fortune of being loved by 'Balthazar Blake' —and the misfortune of being loved by 'Maxim Horvath..."

"Balthazar and Veronica are willing to do everything for their love," said Bellucci, "and at the same time they’re two fighters. Horvath, who, like them, was a disciple of 'Merlin', also falls in love with Veronica. She rejects him for Balthazar, and because of that he betrays them by aligning himself with 'Morgana'. It’s a beautiful and powerful story about love, jealousy and vengeance..."

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Monica Bellucci. The new film is a 're-imagining' of the 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' segment appearing in Disney's 1940 full-length theatrical cartoon "Fantasia".

The film also adapts supernatural themes from the 1890's symphonic poem by Paul Dukas and 1797 ballad by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Premise of the new film follows an average college student (Baruchel) reluctantly recruited to work for a 'sorcerer' (Cage), who gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic, preparing him for battle against the 'forces of darkness' in modern day Manhattan.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" & "Fantasia"...