Lauren Shuler Donner Producing a Gargoyles Film for Disney
by Ethan Anderton
July 13, 2010
If you're getting all nostalgic and excited when you see Disney and gargoyles in a headline you're going to be extremely disappointed because this has absolutely nothing to do with that animated TV series "Gargoyles" which Disney distributed in the mid-90's. Instead, Variety reports on development of an original live-action Gargoyles project from Disney and producer Lauren Shuler Donner (of X-Men) which apparently has a treasure trove of mythology in which the studio has interest. The idea for the movie comes from writer Zoe Green and studio exec LouAnne Brickhouse, but sadly no details on the plot have been divulged at this time.
Apparently Disney is looking at this project as another opportunity to exploit create a franchise which will lead to a barrage of video games, toys, TV shows and plenty of other useless merchandise. Without any real story details it's hard to be excited or skeptical of a project like this, and recent Disney ventures like Prince of Persia don't make it any easier with its negative to lukewarm reception from audiences and critics. On the other hand, I personally think The Sorcerer's Apprentice looks like a solid step forward in Disney live-action adventures (I'll find out tomorrow once I get to see it) so it could turn out well. Stay tuned as this develops.
Since this probably has to do with a band of gargoyles that come to life, we chose a great photo of a gargoyle courtesy of "The Rocketeer" on Flickr. If we hear anything about this project, we'll definitely let you know.