Maria Shriver and Jerry Bruckheimer - American attorney, journalist and member of the Kennedy family Bobby Shriver at the election night party held at The Abbey as he runs for Los Angeles County Supervisor in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014
Linda Bruckheimer and Jerry Bruckheimer - A host of stars attended the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala which was presented by Christian Dior Couture at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014
Pirates 5 will some 6 years after 'On Stranger Tides'
Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on July 7, 2017 – a six-year gap between franchise entries. The tentpole, which stars Johnny Depp in the now-iconic lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow, was supposed to hit cinemas in the summer of 2015, but scripting issues have lead to major delays.
Johnny Depp in his most lucrative on-screen role to date as Captain Jack Sparrow
Disney will be looking forward to getting Dead Men off the ground; the last Pirates movie - On Stranger Tides - grossed $1.04 billion in 2011. So far, the franchise as a whole has accumulated something like $3.7 billion in ticket sales alone, and merchandise for the movies sells well, too.
The legendary producer wants to add a contemporary feel to any sequel
Jerry Bruckheimer wants Tom Gun 2 to focus on drones
Top Gun 2 was in serious jeopardy when Tony Scott – director of the original cult hit – died in August of 2012. But instead of letting the project fizzle out, Bruckheimer has always been keen to press on and make it a reality. Now, the producer has revealed that drones will play a huge part in the sequel.
'Pirates of the Caribbean' producer, Jerry Bruckheimer and The Walt Disney Co. are parting ways in 2014 as the company attempts to rein in film costs and focus on movies from Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm LTD.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the blockbuster franchise 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and this year's biggest summer flop 'The Lone Ranger' will be parting ways with Walt Disney Co as the company will not renew its first-look deal when it runs out in 2014.
The 69 year old boosts a résumé of producing such films for the studio as 'The Rock', 'Armageddon', 'National Treasure', 'Con Air' and the hugely successful franchise 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.
The reason for the company severing ties with the Hollywood producer is to cut costs and concentrate on films from Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd.
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And we are counting Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth here.
The rumor has been lurking around the movie business for a while, and now, sadly for Jerry Bruckheimer, it’s been confirmed: Disney is ending the producer’s contract in 2014. The Hollywood Reporter first announced the news, shared in an email from Disney to the website. Following the announcement, Bruckheimer himself maintains that the split was a personal choice, prompted by the fact that the company was not in favor of making the movies he wanted to make. However, this has done little to quell the rumors that the split was decided by Disney, due to the dismal performance of The Lone Ranger earlier this year. Nevertheless, the Pirates of the Carribean producer defended his right to some measure of independence.
As of 2014, Bruckheimer will be a free bird.
"It's time for us to tackle all kinds of movies, not just Disney movies," Bruckheimer told The Hollywood Reporter. "We're still working on Pirates and hopefully National Treasure, and we still have development at Disney."
The prolific producer will end his collaborative run with the Disney company, who insist his departure has nothing to do with 'The Lone Ranger' flop
Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney are the latest Hollywood couple to end a once beautiful relationship following a period of uncertainty prompted by a series of missteps. Unlike most Hollywood splits though, this one is being handle amicably as both parties agreed to go their separate ways following a difference of opinion on the studio's creative direction.
Bruckheimer (L) and Disney chief Alan Horn (R) both say The Lone Ranger had nothing to do with the split
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney released a statement to press on Thursday, 19 September, stating that the studio will look to end it's first-look deal with the producer in 2014. Bruckheimer spoke with THR about the split and insisted that his departure from the studio has nothing to do the failure of his last film, The Lone Ranger. He said that the split comes down to the fact that Disney no longer want to make the kind of movies that he's interested in making and insists their relationship has simply run it's course. However, he did mention that he plans on resolving the matter before it is finalised, and had no concerns as to whether he would be able to reach another contract agreement following the fallout.
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Disney might just be stalling to weigh up their options
Officially, and this is from Jerry Bruckheimer’s mouth: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been delayed to 2016 because of a scripting issue. He and everyone involved want to get it right. Sounds plausible enough. But given the problems Disney had with a big-money Johnny Depp, Bruckheimer-produced blockbuster last time out, suggestions are that the giants are mulling things over.
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“We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done,” revealed Bruckheimer in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s all a factor,” he said, answering a question on price tags. “We want a script that everyone’s signed off on and a budget that everyone’s signed off on.” Jeff Nathanson is working on the screenplay for Pirates 5 and Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are signed up to direct.
Fans of the ever-popular 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise will have to wait a little bit long to see Capt. Jack Sparrow on the big screen again
Johnny Depp and co. won't be back on screen in their finest swashbuckling attire for longer than first anticipated, as it has been revealed that Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 will not be finished in time to meet it's originally planned release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was due to hit cinemas in summer 2015, but will now arrive at a later date.
Johnny Depp will be returning as Capt. Jack Sparrow
Series producer Jerry Bruckheimer told THR that the decision was made to push back the release date was due to on-going script issues that should be resolved in time to see the film released in time for summer 2016. Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will see Johnny Depp return to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, with no further cast details yet announced. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg were in agreement to direct, but this could potentially change with the new script adjustments.
On the UK market, is The Lone Ranger doomed from the start?
The Lone Ranger is just opening in the UK this weekend, but Disney’s latest attempt at a blockbuster seems pretty much dead on arrival. It stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and is a product of the creative director/producer team of Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer. So, if the talent is all there (after all, the team’s last franchise, Pirates of the Carribbean, became a long-running success for Disney), what was it that made Lone Ranger just so… unwatchable?
Everything about this film screams excess, from the ludicrous two-and-a-half hour running time to the whopping scale of the action sequences to Johnny Depp's bizarro costume. But this reunion between Depp and his original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy director Verbinski is a solidly made romp that actually has some genuine laughs and thrills. There's certainly never a dull moment.
It's set in late-1860s Texas, where John Reid (Hammer) arrives to visit his brother Dan (Dale), whose wife Rebecca (Wilson) is John's former flame. After an elaborate prison break, John is deputised and joins the posse of rangers hunting down the escapee. When they're ambushed, John is the lone survivor, nursed back to health by quirky outsider Tonto (Depp), a Native American who knows how to get to the bottom of what's going on here. So they go undercover to find the truth, which involves a secret silver mine, construction on the first transcontinental American railway, and tensions between European settlers and the native Comanche community.
The script is a complex riot of details that resolutely refuse to gel into a coherent picture until the screenwriters are good and ready to fill in the gaps. In the mean time, they throw the characters into a series of madcap action set-pieces that are wildly cartoonish in the way everyone just dusts themselves off afterwards and carries on. From train crashes to horseback chases, this is non-stop action. And Verbinski is an expert at staging these massive sequences, so they're a lot of fun to watch, especially when the film is populated with such energetic characters.
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Will the Lone Ranger perform better in the UK?
Johnny Depp and his Lone Ranger co-stars have fired back at US critics ahead of the big-budget western's British release this week. The Gore Verbinski helmed movie, starring Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Ranger, was mauled by critics stateside and opened to just $29 million.
Johnny Depp [L] and Armie Hammer [R] Play Tonto and the Lone Ranger
"I think the reviews were written 7-8 months before we released the film," Depp told Yahoo Movies: "I think the reviews were written when they heard Gore [Verbinksi] and Jerry [Bruckheimer] and me were going to do 'The Lone Ranger'. They had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I didn't have any expectations of that. I never do."
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