New Line, in Holiday Mood, Will Film ‘Nutcracker’

Picks up script from Darren Lemke

New Line will film the fairy tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King," snapping up a pitch from Darren Lemke and setting it up with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment.

Lemke’s take reimagines as an action-adventure saga the classic story published in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Lemke is the orginal writer on New Line’s "Jack the Giant Killer," to which director Bryan Singer is attached.

Read more in Variety.