Disney is dipping into its classics vault yet again for a remake of the 1975 classic Escape to Witch Mountain, (un)cleverly redubbed “Race to Witch Mountain”.
Alexander Ludwig (The Seeker: The Dark is Rising) and AnnaSophia Robb (The Reaping, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will be taking over the roles of two psychic siblings who are in a race to get to witch mountain (which I guess is the inspiration behind the uninspiring name change) so that they can help save the world (that’s new to me! Didn’t they just want to escape the gold-digging rich guy in the first one?).
What do you think?
Joining them on their perilous journey is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the Las Vegas cab driver with the heart of gold, trying to help the kids in any way he can, and Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum) as a discredited astrophysicist and UFO expert.
The movie is supposed to start filming this month and is slated for a March 2009 release.