Sunday, March 30, 2014

Disney Will Produce a Movie About Magic, Hires Magician DelGaudio as Producer

Disney will produce a movie based around the world of magic, and they hired a real illusionist named Derek DelGaudio - picture below - to produce the film. So far, good idea. The movie doesn't have a title yet, and all we know at this point is that it will talk about "the history of magic’s last 100 years as seen through the eyes of one magician" and that the script will be written by Keith Bunin.

DelGaudio is an award-winning magician who is known for his sleight of hand and card tricks.  He's also an artist-in-residence at Walt Disney Imagineering - a temporary appointment that began earlier this year and lasts two months.  - so he already has a connection with the studio and he's the one that helped to bring this project to life. The movie will be produced by Justin Springer, who worked on Tron: Legacy and is also developing a live-action version of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and Disney's remake of The Black Hole. The news is coming from The Hollywood Reporter HERE.

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