THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Two New Movie Posters
Check out two new movie posters for THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE which stars Nicolas Cage, Alfred Molina, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer, Monica Bellucci, Toby Kebbell, and is directed by Jon Turteltaub. These posters Feature BALTHAZAR BLAKE (Nicolas Cage) and DAVE STUTLER (Jay Baruchel). Check out their character descriptions below (warning: includes some spoilers)
BALTHAZAR BLAKE (Nicolas Cage) is a student of Merlin and a Sorcerer. More than 1,000 years old, Balthazar has been searching the globe until he finds the Prime Merlinean, the descendent of Merlin and inheritor of his great powers. When Balthazar finally discovers him in 10-year-old Dave Stutler, he finds himself with a very reluctant sorcerer’s apprentice.
“For Balthazar, finding the Prime Merlinean is a journey that must be made, no matter the distance,” says Cage. “The relationship between Balthazar and Dave is almost like a paternal one. I think he may be the Prime Merlinean by virtue of the fact that he can wear Merlin’s dragon ring, so when I find Dave, it’s with great affection and relief. I want to guide him, instruct him and train him for a larger purpose. But for Dave, it’s pretty overwhelming to have someone walk into his life, tell him he’s the descendent of Merlin and that together we’re going to save the world. If you’re Dave, you’re going to tell the guy he’s nuts.”
DAVE STUTLER (Jay Baruchel) is a nerdy NYU physics major, lacking confidence and poise, not very popular with girls or even his fellow students. At the age of 10, he experiences a frightening incident when he encounters sorcerer Balthazar Blake after wandering into the bizarre Arcana Cabana curio shop. He’s given a dragon ring that comes to life on his finger, and he’s told that he’ll be a very important sorcerer himself. He then witnesses a furious battle between Balthazar and another sorcerer named Maxim Horvath which made him want to forget the whole matter.until both Balthazar and Horvath re-enter his life 10 years later, forcing him to confront a destiny he would very much like to ignore!
“Dave is his own worst enemy, the architect of his own misery,” says Baruchel. “He spends his life trying to live down that moment in the Arcana Cabana when he first encountered Balthazar and Horvath. He gravitates towards physics, which is the discipline he gives his life to. When he meets up with Balthazar again, the sorcerer tells Dave that it was no coincidence that he drifted towards physics because although illusion and magic are different, magic and science are the same thing.“
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Synopsis: Balthazar Blake (NICOLAS CAGE) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (ALFRED MOLINA). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (JAY BARUCHEL), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will be released to theaters on July 16, 2010. Make sure to also watch the trailer.