Disney recently picked up a movie pitch that is based around the world of magic, and they hired a real illusionist named Derek DelGaudio to produce the film. The movie doesn't have a title yet, and all we know at this point is that it tackles "the history of magic’s last 100 years as seen through the eyes of one magician." The script for the film will be written by Keith Bunin.
DelGaudio is an award-winning magician who is known for his sleight of hand and card tricks. He's also an artist-in-residence at Walt Disney Imagineering so he already has a connection with the studio. He's the one that helped bring this project to life.
The movie will also be produced by Justin Springer, who worked on Tron: Legacy and is also developing a live-action version of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and Disney's remake of The Black Hole.
I'm a huge fan of magic, and I'm looking forward to learning more about what this movie will entail.