An Action-Adventure Nutcracker Coming

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Heat Vision reports that New Line has picked up a pitch from Darren Lemke (upcoming Jack the Giant Killer) that reimagines the classic tale of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” as an action-adventure movie.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment are producing.

“Nutcracker” is best known as the Christmas ballet with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky but the actual story was written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816 prior to the ballet’s debut in 1892.

You can read about the original story here.