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Mask Director For 3D Arabian Nights

Fantasy is clearly the new black magic. With Prince Of Persia and Clash Of The Titans ready to set the box office alight next year, other companies are now jumping on the magic carpet. The latest project to get the greenlight is a $70 million 3D version of The Arabian Knights, to be directed by Chuck (The Mask, The Blob, The Scorpion King) Russell, and produced by Inferno Entertainment.

According to Variety , “In a new spin on the classic, the story follows a young commander who, after his king is killed in a palace coup, joins forces with Sinbad, Aladdin and his genie to rescue Scheherazade and her kingdom from dark powers.”

"Through the use of a new generation of visual technologies, we will be able to quite literally take audiences around the world on a magic carpet ride," says Russell.