Some more info on the Magic Castle Movie
Dont confuse this with Magic Kingdom, Disneys Night at the Museum-style film in which a Disney theme park comes to life at night. No, Magic Castle or whatever this film may be called is based on a private nightclub in Hollywood housed in a century-old building (old for LA standards!) that hosts magicians and their guests. The Franklin Ave. mansion houses the headquarters of the Academy of Magical Arts Inc. and serves as a nightclub and performance space for magicians.
Now the company that runs the club has signed with CAA and is looking to promote the clubs identity in TV, film, video games, and other media. And so Ted Field (Arachnophobia, Jumanji, Cocktail) and Radar Pictures are developing a film around the club.
http://www.slashfilm.com/hollywoods-mag ... p-a-movie/
The venerable Magic Castle club above Franklin Avenue in Hollywood is the basis of a feature film being developed by producer Ted Field and his company, Radar Pictures, at 20th Century Fox. Magic Castles Inc. also has signed with CAA for representation "in areas including television, film, live events, video games, digital media and merchandising," says the Hollywood Reporter.
We are excited about the future of the Magic Castle brand as represented by CAA and we look forward to the expansion of the brand through the extensive network of the individuals and companies they represent, said Milt Larsen, co-founder of the Magic Castle, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 7001 W. Franklin Ave. property was turned into a private magic club in 1963; it is not open to the public and guests must be invited by a member. Nightly shows are put on at the Magic Castle, a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument that was built in a Chateau style prevalent in Hollywood through the 1920s.
With its many stages, labyrinthine corridors and old-fashioned decor, the Magic Castle looks the part of a mysterious den of sorcery. Field is no stranger to films that center on all things spooky and supernatural -- his producing credits include "The Amityville Horror," "Arachnophobia" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." His other credits include "Jumanji," "Cocktail" and "3 Men and a Baby." Also producing the Magic Castle project is Mike Weber, head of production at Radar.
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/ ... with_c.php