Universal To Adapt The Nutcracker

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Universal plans to bring The Nutcracker to the big screen from a pitch by Jon Gunn and John Mann.  They are teaming with producer Peter Chernin to adapt the short story as a feature film.

The Nutcracker is most famous as a ballet by Tchaikovsky in the late 19th century and still remains extremely popular today. 

The original tale is a short story by E.T.A Hoffman in 1816 where a young girl's dolls come to life on Christmas Eve.  A nutcracker saves the girl from an evil army of mice.

The Nutcracker

Now word on the actual plot for this particular film, but it will be interesting to see if they decide to do live-action or animation.

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