Nicholas Cage stars as – you guessed it! – a sorcerer in the upcoming The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The apprentice is played by one of my favorite guys, Jay Baruchel, and I have to admit – it looks like it will be pretty sweet.

Socerer's Apprentice
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The last movie people liked Nicholas Cage in was Kick-Ass, as far as I know, but he seems like he just might fit this weird and off-center role pretty perfectly in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, even though his hair is all scraggly and gross. Jay Baruchel is totally adorable, as he always is, and the special effects look pretty badass. I’m excited to see him as the leading man in a high budget movie, though I think at this point I would watch him in just about anything. So whatever, the little silver dragon is my favorite part of the entire thing. Check it out after the jump.

Film Synopsis: A new live action comedy-adventure loosely based on the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment of Disney’s Fantasia. In modern day Manhatten, the master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage) attempts to protect the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), an evil wizard with nefarious plans. Horvath is determined to claim New York City for his own evil purposes, and enlists an illusionist (Tony 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.

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