The Rock to Climb "Witch Mountain"
Thu, 01 May 2008 08:15:12
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? If you're sense of smell is incredibly acute, then you are sniffing a remake. The former pro-wrestler who now goes by his birth name, Dwayne Johnson, will star in Disney's update of its successful 1975 film, Escape to Witch Mountain.
The remake, titled Race to Witch Mountain, will feature the original's all-grown-up stars. Kim Richards, who played Tia. and Ike Eisenmann, who played Tony, will be back, albeit not in their original roles as psychic alien kids being pursued by an evil mogul seeking to exploit their powers! Instead, Richards will play a waitress while Eisenmann will portray a sheriff in Stony Creek. The duo will help Johnson's character, a cabbie chauffeuring two paranormal passengers in his vehicle.
Ciaran Hinds will play the film's villain, while Cheech Marin and Tom Everett Scott also have roles in this magical adventure that should transport 30-somethings to the days of their youth.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff