Brendan Fraser is Shooting Straight for ‘William Tell’ Movie

Brendan FraserThe timeless story of William Tell. One that has lasted for centuries, and changed many lives along the way. We all remember it well… William shot an apple off his son’s head with an arrow. And…

That’s pretty much it. Not exactly a story, more of a sentence. But more has been made from less, so it’s no surprise that Hollywood is making it a movie.

Starring in what is assumed will be a wholesome family adventure movie is the reigning champion of the king of wholesome family adventure genre: Brendan Fraser. Reuniting with Fraser for the film is Journey to the Center of the Earth director, Eric Brevig, who has worked in visual effects on a heap of awesome films since 1983—he gave our generation reason to believe in the magic of cupboardry (and a newfound admiration for Native American culture).

The writing team of Chad and Evan Law are working on the script for the William Tell film. Rumors have circled around the inclusion of Anna Paquin as Tell’s wife. Shooting will begin in March 2012. Movie, not arrow, shooting, that is.

Source: Indiewire

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.