New Line Cinema has chosen Hairspray director Adam Shankman to take on the most recent feature film adaptation of the classic Christmas story, The Nutcracker. To be honest I'm all Nutcrackered out, I have absolutely zero interest in seeing another Nutcracker film. But, the studio is looking at developing it as a tent pole family holiday film for late 2013. To that I say good luck.
According to Deadline, "This version of The Nutcracker goes back to the original 1815 book by E.T.A. Hoffman, about a young girl and a wooden toy soldier who comes alive and leads her on an adventure. The take is a drama with action and a love story that aspires to be similar in tone to Alice in Wonderland." This is the same version I've seen countless times before, so again... what's the point of making this movie again? It's not that I don't enjoy holiday movies, it's just that
Shankman just got finished filming his latest film Rock of Ages, and adaptation of the stage musical that stars Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti and Bryan Cranston. The Nutcracker is shaping up to be his next project.
What are your thoughts on seeing a new Nutcracker movie?