"The Nutcracker" Movie -- Brand New and Reimagined! 


Adam Shankman, the guy who gave us "Hairspray" and "Bedtime Stories" among others (and the upcoming "Rock of Ages" starring Tom Cruise), is set to direct a reimagined "The Nutcracker" for New Line Cinema according to Deadline.

The script by Darren Lemke (the upcoming "Jack the Giant Killer") is not a big-screen version of the popular ballet featuring music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, but instead, this one will go back to the original 1815 book by E.T.A. Hoffman. The New Line film will mix drama, action, and love story to tell the tale of a young girl and a wooden soldier who suddenly comes alive. This one is supposed to be in the same vein as "Alice in Wonderland."

And of course, there's a "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" connection! Temple Hill's Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, fresh from the success of "Twilight," will be producing "The Nutcracker."

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