Will Smith and his I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence are teaming up to produce a film about… a magician. See also: Man-Witch, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Mandrake the Magician, Harry Potter, The Prestige, The Illusionist...
Written by Andrew Niccol, The City That Sailed follows a New York City street magician whose daughter, because of family circumstances, lives in England. In exploring a lighthouse one day, the girl discovers a room with magic candles and wishes to be reunited with her father, causing the island of Manhattan to break away and drift across the Pond. [THR]
I’m guessing those family circumstances involve “my dad’s a f-cking street magician.” But it looks like I was all wrong about this movie. It’s actually not a magician movie, it’s a kid-makes-wish-that-comes-true-in-order-to-repair-relationship-with-father movie. My gosh, I wonder why no one‘s ever thought of that before. Hold on, I think I have an idea for the next family comedy: a fetish porn star switches bodies with the family dog. Danny Masterson, Richard Karn, and Lana Wachowski star in Ruff Trade.
I want more like this!
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