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Elton John's Ill-Advised Film Production Career to Continue With "Will Gallows and the Snake Bellied Troll"

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    Jeff Fusco
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 25: Elton John performs at the Wells Fargo Center on March 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The concert was held on the singers 64th birthday. (Photo Jeff Fusco/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Elton John

    If you made it through "Gnomeo & Juliet," you know this is a terrible idea.

    Elton John will again team up with Rocket Pictures and writer-director Kelly Asbury to make "Will Gallows and the Snake Bellied Troll," reported Deadline.

    "Gnomeo and Juliet" Trailer

    [NATL] "Gnomeo and Juliet" Trailer
    James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart and the great Ozzy Osbourne lend their voices to this animated film about the secret lives of lawn ornaments that retells Shakespeare's most iconic love story. (Published Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010)

    The film will be a live-action/CGI-animated feature based on a series of books by Derek Keilty that follow a young cowpoke as he makes his way through an Old West blended with elements of fantasy. And of course, it will be loaded with music.

    John's first stab at film-making, which involved the same team of folks, was "Gnomeo & Juliet," a retelling of Shakespeare's classic love story, but wth the feuding families being gnomes from neighboring yards. with the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt in the leads. It was stupid, boring and tired, and brimming with retoolings of John's hits from the '70s.

    Elton John's Other New Baby: Gnomeo and Juliet

    [LA] Elton John's Other New Baby: Gnomeo and Juliet
    Elton John talks about songwriting and his role in the animated Gnomeo and Juliet. (Published Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011)