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Universal Pictures Acquires the New Adaptation ‘The Nutcracker’

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"The Nutcracker Adaptation"Universal Pictures have acquired the rights of the pitch to adapt the upcoming movie ‘The Nutcracker’.

Universal Pictures and Peter Chernin are set to adapt the pitch acquired from the writers Jon Gunn and John Mann. Chernin and Dylan Clark will produce the movie on the classic tale for Universal.

The story of the movie revolves around a 12-year-old girl, who gets a Nutcracker toy as a gift on Christmas. The adventure of the girl begins, when the toy turns alive and a war gets raised between him and mouse king. The girl and the toy together have to fight and defeat the king with seven heads and his mice army.

As per the reports, neither the cast nor the release date has been revealed yet. The movie will be made into a live-action adventure movie. The Tchaikovsky ballet wad adapted from a E.T.A. Hoffman’s short story with the title ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’, which was performed for the first time in 19th century.

The last Nutcracker movie, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky hit the theaters in 2010, with the title ‘The Nutcracker in 3D’, which grossed $195,459 in United States and $14 million in international market, which was budgeted with $90 million.

John Mann and Jon Gunn are expected to direct the movie.

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