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Euphoria Director Augustine Frizzell to Helm ‘Witch Mountain’ Pilot at Disney+ [Exclusive]

The pilot episode of the series, which is currently in pre-production in Toronto is co-written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett

Bradley - Fri, 14 Oct 2022 16:19:03 +0100 5231 Views
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Euphoria Director Augustine Frizzell is all set to direct the pilot episode of the upcoming Disney+ Series, ‘Witch Mountain,’ which is currently preparing to begin the shoot in Toronto, Canada.

Augustine Frizzell is known for directing the pilot episode of HBO's hit series Euphoria, which stars Zendaya in the lead role. Augustine Frizzell is an actress turned-director who has directed films like, "Never Goin' Back" and "The Last Letter from Your Lover" starring Shailene Woodley.

The ‘Witch Mountain’ pilot episode will begin filming on November 18, 2022, in Toronto, Canada, and will wrap up on December 14, 2022. Post-production for the pilot episode will take place in Los Angeles, California. The series is co-written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, the duo behind the hit Syfy series, 12 Monkeys. Producers are John Davis and John Fox, who previously teamed on Dolemite Is My Name and Game Night. Davis will be producing through his company, Davis Entertainment.

‘Witch Mountain’ will be based on the novel and the original film, which follows two orphaned teenage siblings who have paranormal abilities, with one of them having the ability of telekinesis. The cast is yet to be announced.

Escape to Witch Mountain novel was adapted into a film trilogy by Disney in the 70s with the first film with the same title as the novel was released in 1975 followed by the second movie, Return from Witch Mountain in 1978, and the final third film Beyond Witch Mountain in 1982. The franchise was rebooted again with the 1995 TV Movie - "Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain" starring Elisabeth Moss and Erik von Detten. It was the remake of the original 1975 movie.

The most recent reboot of the original film was 2009s' Race to Witch Mountain directed by Andy Fickman and starring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Ciarán Hinds, and Carla Gugino. Race to Witch Mountain was the first film in the franchise to get a theatrical release and became a success even though it didn't receive favorable reviews from critics. With a budget of $50 million, the movie grossed $106 million, globally, making it a box office hit.

Although nothing regarding the plot of the upcoming Witch Mountain Disney+ series is known, we can expect it to follow similar plotlines as the previous films. We might see cast announcements and more details emerging regarding the show in the upcoming weeks, but till then, we have to wait and watch.



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