Eric Brevig has been set to direct Brendan Fraser in William Tell: 3D, the historical family action adventure that will be shot next spring in Romania. Brevig replaces Nick Hurran. Brevig previously directed Fraser in the 3D hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, and also helmed Yogi Bear. Brevig is more than capable of shooting the splitting of an apple in 3D; he graduated to director from the position of visual effects supervisor on such films as Total Recall, Pearl Harbor, Men in Black and The Day After Tomorrow. Producer Todd Moyer said that he sparked to the idea of reteaming Fraser and Brevig. “Family action adventure is exactly what Brendan and Eric do best,” he said. [Deadline]
I suppose that’s true! He seems to be only successful in those types of films (The Mummy trilogy, Journey to the Center) and they are actually OK, especially compared to his other stuff. He’s a likable enough guy, so I will be routing for him with his new 3D adventure!
Why is this news worthy? I have no idea.