Oscar winner Nicolas Cage is to star in a live-action film version of JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE's 18th century poem THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE. The movie project will be Disney's second film inspired by the poem - it also provided the backdrop for magical Mickey Mouse movie FANTASIA in 1940. Cage's version of the movie is being envisioned as a fantasy adventure set in contemporary New York, according to trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter. Cage will play the role of the sorcerer.