Toronto -- Jon Turtlelaub's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice
," a live action remake of Disney's classic animated feature "Fantasia
," will suitably open Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival on Thursday.
Montreal's Jay Baruchel
, co-star of "Fantasia" along with Nicolas Cage
, Alfred Molina
and Teresa Palmer
, will be on hand for the Canadian premiere in Montreal.
And Eli Craig
's horror satire "Tucker & Dale Vs Evil," a Sundance and SXSW standout, will close North America's largest genre film festival on July 28 after, in all, over 120 horror, fantasy, Euro psycho-drama or just edgy documentaries unspool over the event's three-week run.
Festival highlights include world premieres for "The Shrine
" from Canadian director Jon Knautz
("Jack Brooks Monster Slayer"), U.S. director Steven Monroe
's "I Spit On Your Grave
," a remake of the notorious 1978 rape and revenge movie "Day of the Woman," to be released by Anchor Bay in October, and Frank Henenlotter
's "Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore.