Nicolas Cage Honors Nikola Tesla in Recent Interview for Sorcerer's Apprentice Film

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If you've seen any of the previews for Disney's forthcoming “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” film, you may have noticed many Tesla coil props including a replica of the large pancake coil featured in one of the most famous photos of Tesla. It seems that both the writers and producers of the film are Tesla fans, but what's most impressive is the level of interest Nicolas Cage, the star of the film, has in Tesla and his history. In a recent interview promoting the new film, Nicolas Cage had the following comments about Tesla:

“...coincidentally, I found out that the day he died is the same day I was born, and so with that in mind, I went to stay in Nikola Tesla's room at the New Yorker Hotel, to try to just see if I could call up the spirits, figuratively speaking, and see what came to me. And then I was in the room, and nothing really happened, but something hit the window, and I think it might have been a pigeon, and I read a little bit about Tesla, and I found out those were his friends, he loved pigeons. And he really cared about them, he would take care of them, that was it. That was it for him, his pigeons and his science. So I thought, okay, that's the gift. I'm going to try to find a way to put a pigeon in the movie, I'm going to fix his leg, and it's for you, Nikola Tesla.”

Nicolas Cage also noted that the filming of the movie completed on Tesla'a birthday.

You can read the full interview here:

Jon Turteltaub, Nicolas Cage, Jerry Bruckheimer Interview, Sorcerer's Apprentice

The film opens July 16th and the previews are impressive.

Cameron B. Prince
Tesla Universe Webmaster

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That was a very nice and memorable thing to do and I can see why Nicolas Cage did the things he did.He probably got nothing out of going to the room. Nikola Tesla is my inspiration and I always hope for some kind of connection and only had a dream about him one time. I saw the movie knowing that there was use of Tesla coils. I thought the movie was pretty good. I have read about a movie that will be made about Tesla in 2012. I would like to see it, if it is historically accurate.

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