Fickman to Direct Witch Mountain

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Andy Fickman (The Game Plan) will direct Witch Mountain, Walt Disney Pictures’ modern re-imagining of its classic 1975 adventure movie Escape to Witch Mountain, says The Hollywood Reporter. Disney-based Andrew Gunn is producing via his Gunn Films.

The 1975 film was based on a science fiction novel by Alexander Key and followed a pair of siblings, endowed with paranormal powers, who go on the run from a diabolical group of men who wish to exploit their abilities.

The movie hatched a sequel, Return to Witch Mountain, best remembered for having Bette Davis and Christopher Lee in the cast, as well as a made-for-TV movie “Beyond to Witch Mountain” that was to have been a pilot for a TV series.

Matt Lopez wrote the current draft. Gunn Films’ Ann Marie Sanderlin is executive producing.

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