Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Race To Witch Mountain!

As someone who loved as a child "Escape to Witch Mountain" and "Return to Witch Mountain" -- those films, along with "The Bad News Bears" and "The Black Stallion" are significant cultural artifacts of a proper 70s childhood -- we greet the idea of a re-imagining starring the originals as kind of chic. From TheHollywoodReporter:

"Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann, the original kid stars of Disney's 1970s 'Witch Mountain' movies, are coming back for 'Race to Witch Mountain,' the studio's re-imagining of the adventure tales that will star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

"Tom Everett Scott, Chris Marquette, Billy Brown and Cheech Marin also are joining the production, which is filming under director Andy Fickman. Andrew Gunn is producing.

"In a nod to the original movies, Eisenmann plays a sheriff and Richards plays a waitress at a roadhouse called Ray's in a town called Stony Creek. They help a cabbie (Johnson) and his two paranormal-powered passengers (AnnaSophiacq Robb and Alexander Ludwig)."

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