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`Arabian` gets knight – Chuck Russell set to direct 3D film

By November 4, 2009Newswires

`Arabian` gets knight
Chuck Russell is set to direct a 3D film
by Sharon Swart

Chuck Russell is set to direct a 3D reworking of "Arabian Nights." He co-wrote the script with Barry P. Ambrose.

The action adventure, with an estimated budget of $70 million, will be financed by Inferno Entertainment, with production slated to begin in April.

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," Russell said.

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