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Race To Witch Mountain

"Race To Witch Mountain"

Walt Disney Pictures have managed to wring a surprising amount of life out of the original novel by Alexander Keyes.  First there was the 1970s ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN, then a sequel a few years later, then a TV remake in the '90s, and now they're rolling the dice on a big-budget action-science-fiction take on the premise starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Carla Gugino, along with a pair of alien kids on the run.

 

Pitched firmly at the family crowd that made THE GAME PLAN a hit, this is a chance for Johnson to flex his action-movie-star muscle a bit while still carefully cultivating the one audience that's really embraced him as a star so far.  The real trick for Disney's going to be convincing the geek crowd that there's just as much fun here for them as there is for the younger audience, and if they pull it off, this could be one of those occasional crossover hits that Disney does better than anyone.

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Released - Friday, March 13 , 2009
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