Hardly a week goes by without Disney announcing a live-action adaptation of something. Some of them make a sort of sense, and the others are complete lunacy. As we have done before, it’s time to figure out just how many of these things are on the way—and how doomed we are.
Noam Murro—director of 300: Rise of An Empire—enters a decidedly more adorable fantasy realm with Night Shift, a Fantasia homage featuring a rubbery-limbed janitor/sorcerer (note the Mickey gloves!) taking care of business with the help of an animated, bucket-toting mop.
With Disney refurbishing Tron, The Black Hole, and Flight of the Navigator, it's obvious the Mouse House is mining its past for modern greenbacks. What Disney properties deserve an update? And no, we don't mean Hall of Presidents: The Movie.
This week, we're picking out the standouts from Fantasiafest 2009, including Canary (a film about futuristic organ market), a retro astronaut picture and a new clone feature.