Empire is reporting that Walden Media, one of the production companies currently working on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, is planning an update to the class story Journey to the Center of the Earth. The new movie will feature a modern day father/son team who discovers that Jules Verne’s novel was not fiction.
I hear you mocking this news. I know your eyes are rolling
at the thought of yet another
Am I a geek for being really excited about this news? Yeah,
you’re right, I am. I am, in fact, a perfect representative of precisely the
base of people Walden Media hopes to appeal to with this new film. I know I’m
walking right into their marketing ploy, but holy crap, 3D! If this movie is successful, could it trigger a new
trend? Would that new trend be even a remotely good thing, or is such a movie
only fun because of its novelty gimmick? I mean, overall, a movie in 3D is going to
need all the things that any movie needs to succeed, but holy crap, 3D!