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Remake in the Works for Escape to Witch Mountain

If you're anything like me, you have a soft spot in your heart for the 1975 Disney adventure Escape to Witch Mountain. No matter if your friends have never heard of it, it's a very special story! Now, director Andy Fickman is on board to create a Witch Mountain movie for a new generation.

As Hollywood Reporter describes the original, "The 1975 film was based on a science fiction novel by Alexander Key and followed a pair of siblings, endowed with paranormal powers, who go on the run from a diabolical group of men who wish to exploit their abilities." In many ways, this is right on time — a movie about kids with superpowers in the works right as comic book movies and NBC's "Heroes" are all the rage.

And after finding this interview with Fickman on, I feel comforted that Fickman will do his best to honor the classic original (which did have a sequel as well as a TV movie). In the interview he's quoted as saying, "I've never been a part of a film that I mention the title and the reactions are so positive...But I feel responsibility as a fan that I have to be the man who doesn’t tank the movie, but that re-envisions it, and make it a continuation of that story." Unsurprisingly, his first choice to play Tia is Bridge to Terabithia's AnnaSophia Robb.

Fickman's other credits include She's the Man starring Amanda Bynes, as well as a little something called Who's Your Daddy? starring, among others, Ali Larter. The plot synopsis is this: "An adopted Ohio high school senior discovers he is the inherited heir to a porn empire. Dropped into a bitter power struggle, his new flock of beautiful co-workers come to his aid." Well, most directors have at least one blight on their resumes, so I'll overlook that one and just hope Fickman's intentions are good enough to make this movie a success.


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beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i loved that movie. i was disappointed with the bridge to terrabithia movie. :(
Choco-cat Choco-cat 10 years
I loved the movie and the book. The book even more so. I think it could be a really good remake, so I hope it is. It would be great to have a new generation into the story like I was.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
these remakes have GOT TO STOP!!!! if you can't come up with anything creative, then don't come up with anything at all!
imthey imthey 10 years
The only thing that bummed me out is that I love the Witch Mountain movies when I was younger (heck, I still love them)... but I recently found out that Kim Richards (Tia Malone) is Paris Hilton's aunt. OMG! I try not to think about that when I watch the film, but it's sort of like watching Katie Holmes movies now and trying to forget that she's married to Tom Cruise.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 10 years
I loved this movie! I'm very skeptical about the remake though, remakes haven't been good lately.
sugababee sugababee 10 years
ive never seen the movie but i'll definitely see the remake.
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
Why is it that Hollywood has no more original ideas? There are thousands of new kids stories out there to choose from, but instead they take beloved films from our past and re-do them. And AnnaSophia Robb is not a good choice for this. I saw Bridge to Terabithia, a book I have loved for a long time, and she did not impress me. I think she was brilliant in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where it was good to be over the top. In BtoT she did not come off as sincere and I could see her acting.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
Go ahead keep violating my memories of youth....i have yet to see a remake of anything that is well done.
xmeghanx xmeghanx 10 years
love this movie watched it as a kid
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I adore this movie! I hope the remake does the original justice.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
i wouldn't watch this movie as a kid--- my sister liked it but just the previews scared me too much.
fluffypuff fluffypuff 10 years
I used to watch this movie all of the time when I was a kid. This is great news! I would totally check this out just to see if they did justice to the original.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
LMAO. I remember this movie. I def watched it when I was a kid.
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