Chuck Russell's '1001 Arabian Nights' starts shooting next June

Posted 1:34 PM December 6th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

1001 Arabian Nights

Chuck Russell, the director behind Jim Carrey's The Mask and 2002's The Scorpion King, is going to start production on the 3D adaptation of 1001 Arabian Nights next June, according to Variety.

The movie is budgeted at $70 million and will star Chris Hemsworth's little brother Liam Hemsworth. FilmDistrict will distribute the movie in the United States, possibly sometime in 2014.

1001 Arabian Nights marks Chuck Russell's return to the director's chair after a nearly ten years absence from feature films. According to his IMDB profile, he had only directed an episode of Fringe in 2010 since The Scorpion King in 2002.

Liam Hemsworth can be seen next in Lionsgate's The Hunger Games opposite Jennifer Lawrence on March 23, 2012.

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