Disney has announced that it is taking another popular animated property and turning it into a live action film.  With The Sorcerer’s Apprentice arriving in theaters today, the studio is keeping with the magic theme with an adaptation of Gargoyles.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zoe Green is in talks to develop the story.

The project seeks to build a mythology around the carvings, originally designed in medieval times to act as spouts but later took on roles as powerful symbols to ward off or attract evil. The story is being developed, but it is known to be set in modern times.

Gargoyles was one of those Disney shows that didn’t show up on my radar until really late in the shows run, so I don’t have as big an attachment to the property like many of the others who visit the site each day.  That being said, I think a big screen, big budget adaptation of this particular show, with a PG-13 or higher rating, could be really great.

UPDATE: According to Variety, this Gargoyles movie is not based on the television series, but give the studio a chance to see how well everything develops, and I’m gonna bet someone changes their tune sooner or later.

via THR

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12 Comments

  1. Kirby
    July 14, 2010 at 8:54 am — Reply

    I will only watch this if Greg Weismen is associated, and they bring back at least the Gargoyle voices.

    • July 14, 2010 at 9:03 am — Reply

      Seconded, especially the voices. Hearing anyone BUT Keith David as Goliath would be criminal.

  2. hermit
    July 14, 2010 at 9:39 am — Reply

    hum, i read on another forum that it is not from the animated series.

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118021704.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

    • July 14, 2010 at 9:57 am — Reply

      Good information if you want to pay to see behind the paywall… also, FYI, Variety is not a forum..

      • hermit
        July 14, 2010 at 10:02 am — Reply

        hehe, i know, i copied the link from the forum, not the link of the forum.

        also, what’s a paywall?

        • July 14, 2010 at 10:14 am — Reply

          A paywall is a barrier that prevents you from reading content unless you pay to see it (i.e. a subscriber). You’ll find out soon enough when Major Spoilers goes up behind the Dollar Curtain.

  3. hermit
    July 14, 2010 at 10:30 am — Reply

    what, you have to pay to read Variety?

    anyway, the internet is ablaze with this news. people can’t believe Disney would screw a fantastic property like the Gargoyle Animated Series.

    if Keith David is not doing the main voice, i don’t care about it.

  4. Matt
    July 14, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

    This is good news the cast of TNG doesn’t seem to be getting much work now a days bring them back.

  5. @lantis
    July 15, 2010 at 1:17 am — Reply

    The news blurb makes me think they are going to do something akin to what “The Sorceror’s Apprentice” became, aka something with a familiar name, but almost nothing in common with the original version.

    Despite that skepticism, Disney is not a stupid company. They will have to attach this production to the original series in some way to atleast guarantee the audience of the animated series go see it.

    I also agree that without Keith David as Goliath I will not be seeing this movie.

  6. xrayguy
    July 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    If this logo is for the movie, the gargoyle looks like one of the ‘toon characters.

  7. Damascus
    July 27, 2010 at 12:36 am — Reply

    I’m not going to boycott the movie if they don’t get the same voice actors, I mean the originals were great but somebody else could flesh out the roles too. I just don’t want to see Goliath and hear George Clooney. I really hope that they keep the same dynamic cast of characters, and then they can do whatever they want with how they got to New York and who the human protagonist/antagonists are, just keep Goliath, Hudson, and the rest of the gang. To me, it’d be like have TMNT without Splinter, Raph, Leo, Mike, and Donny. There was a lot of serious material that can be mined from that series. It was a show that I watched but didn’t really get into it until after it’s original run had ended and I was catching reruns, probably because they weren’t comically slamming into walls and walking away like accordians.

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