Orlando Bloom Says He Might Return for PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES; New Installment Could Be a Soft Reboot

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I like the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy even though the movies get more ridiculous as they go along.  Part of the reason I like them is that despite putting Cook Islands cannibals in the middle of the Caribbean and having Jack Sparrow swing around like Spider-Man, there’s still a worthwhile emotional core with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) going through character arcs with Jack as the wild card.  Once you put Jack front-and-center, you lose the firm ground for the rest of your movie.

Having Jack as the lead character in On Stranger Tides was one of the movie’s many problems, and I’m not entirely optimistic about the upcoming sequel Dead Men Tell No Tales.  However, Bloom says he could be returning, and the film might be a soft reboot.  Hit the jump for more.  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens July 7, 2017.

Brenton Thwaites in Talks to Join PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

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A fresh face has been added to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which is now over a decade old believe it or not.  A couple of weeks ago, we got word that a number of young actors were in the running to join Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in the coveted new role of Henry, a British soldier.  The shortlist included The Fault in Our Stars standout Ansel Elgort, The Giver star Brenton Thwaites and others, but now it appears that the victor has been selected: Thwaites.  The 25-year-old Australian actor had two high-profile roles this year with Maleficent and the dystopian adaptation The Giver, in addition to the sci-fi indie The Signal, and now he’s in talks to join one of the most popular franchises around.  More after the jump.

Ansel Elgort, Brenton Thwaites, and More in the Mix for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Role

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Slowly but surely, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is coming together.  While the film was initially delayed over script concerns, it’s now firmly back on track with production set to begin early next year in Australia under the direction of Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.  We recently learned that Javier Bardem is in talks to play the film’s villain, a Ghost Pirate, and now word comes that casting is set to begin for a “dashing young lead” character.  After Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley exited the franchise following the third installment At World’s End, Disney introduced two new young leads in On Stranger Tides as played by Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Astrid Berges-Frisbey (I Origins).  Their story concluded in that film, but it’s no surprise that Disney is again looking to add some young blood to the upcoming fifth installment.

So which actors are being considered for the young male lead role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales?  Find out after the jump.

Javier Bardem in Talks to Play the Villain in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5

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Javier Bardem may soon be going from Bond Villain to Ghost Pirate.  While development on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been extremely slow, things are finally starting to pick up in anticipation of filming beginning in February 2015.  Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) were hired over a year ago, but then word went quiet as Disney worked to bring the budget down.  With Johnny Depp’s schedule cleared after he finishes Alice in Wonderland 2, production is finally set to get underway in Australia early next year.  And as filming looks to begin, Rønning and Sandberg are starting to put together their cast.  The first piece in the puzzle is the villain, and Bardem is the one with the offer to take the role.  More after the jump.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 to Begin Filming in Australia in February 2015

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July 7, 2017 is a long way away, but considering the scale of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are going to need all the time they can get to ensure that the film will be ready and Disney won’t have to pull it from the release calendar again.

Apparently the restructuring of a government incentive has lured Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to Queensland, Australia for filming.  Johnny Depp is expected to return to reprise his role and there’s been talk of Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport and Orlando Bloom coming back as well, but their involvement hasn’t been confirmed.  Hit the jump for more on Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Has a New Release Date; July 7th 2017

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About a year ago Disney pulled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from the 2015 release calendar so that Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg would have more time to work on Jeff Nathanson’s script, which they apparently wanted to tweak.  A wise move considering how On Stranger Tides turned out (even if its international box office was higher than its predecessors).

But now we have an official new release date for the film.  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (apparently that’s still the official title) will now arrive on July 7th, 2017.  Hit the jump for more on the new Pirates of the Caribbean 5 release date.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Talks DELIVER US FROM EVIL, BAD BOYS 3, NATIONAL TREASURE 3, and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5

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Now playing in theaters is Scott Derrickson’s new demonic police thriller, Deliver Us From EvilThe Jerry Bruckheimer produced chiller, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale and Olivia Munn tells a fictionalized version of real-world NYPD Sergeant Ralph Sarchie’s (Bana) lifelong struggle with evil, both manmade and supernatural.  The surprisingly thoughtful film mixes elements of Serpico and The Exorcist to create a gritty, violent drama with flourishes of the grotesque and moments of real emotional sincerity.

Recently, Collider sat down with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to discuss the film.  During the conversation, he told us what he looks for in a potential project, the how and why of Deliver Us From Evil and what scares him.  He also gave us quick updates on what to expect from several of his upcoming sequels including Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (which he says will be more of a straight pirates movie this time), Bad Boys III, National Treasure 3, and more.  Hit the jump for the video interview and transcript.

Johnny Depp in Talks to Play Houdini in THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI

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Though Johnny Depp is currently deep in production on a film about famed crime boss Whitey Bulger, Black Mass, he may soon be adding another historical figure to his resume.  THR reports that the actor is negotiations to take on the title role in Lionsgate/Summit’s long-gestating adaptation of authors William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.  The project has been in the works for years and paints the famous magician as an Indiana Jones-type who, while not performing feats of escape, spends his time investigating the world of the occult.  Hit the jump for more, including clarity on Depp’s upcoming slate.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Talks PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 and BEVERLY HILLS COP 4; Hopes to Shoot Both This Year

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Blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer always has marquee projects in the works.  One of his biggest, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, was set to release its fifth entry—reportedly titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales—on July 10, 2015.  But the film was delayed so that directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) would have more time to work on the script with screenwriter Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3).  In a recent interview, Bruckheimer provided an update on the film saying he ‘”hopes to ‘get that going” by this fall or end of the year’ if everything lines up properly.”  I can’t imagine Disney wanting to let the franchise rest for long, especially since its latest entry, On Stranger Tides, raked in over a billion dollars worldwide.  Bruckheimer also said Johnny Depp is expected to come back (I don’t see how you make these movies without him) and “they’d be happy to have Keith Richards return.”

Hit the jump for what Bruckheimer had to say about Beverly Hills Cop 4.

PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES May Have Christoph Waltz in Mind for a Villain

by     Posted 1 year, 20 days ago

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As of this writing, we know that Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, written by Jeff Nathanson and directed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who are aiming for a 2016 release.  Everything else that follows can be filed squarely under “rumor”.  We’ve got a few new possible plot details for the fifth installment of the high-seas fanchise, along with a pair of actors who could be starring alongside Depp, plus a host of character descriptions.  It’ll be interesting to say the least if it all turns out to be true, but there’s a good chance it’s nothing but bilge.  Hit the jump for more.

Possible Plot Details Revealed for Delayed PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5

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Though Disney appeared to be moving right along with the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the studio pulled the film from its summer 2015 release date yesterday and is now looking at a possible 2016 release instead.  Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have been attached to direct for a few months now, but the reason for the delay apparently has to do with the shape of the script.  Rønning and Sandberg weren’t 100% happy with Jeff Nathanson’s outline for the material, and production was looking to get underway in March which meant the duo would have to prep shooting with only an outline to go by and not a finished script.  Nathanson is now working on a rewrite of the material, and the extra time will be devoted to making sure the script is in top shape and trying to bring the film’s budget down below $200 million.

While the behind-the-scenes details for Pirates 5 have been pretty clear, we still know nothing about the film’s plot.  That may now have changed, though, as a rundown for the story of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has apparently gone online.  Hit the jump to read on.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Filming Delayed; Release Date Pushed Back

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Originally slated to open on July 10, 2015, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is now drifting towards a 2016 release date.  The studio’s reason for the delay: to take the time with this particular installment in order to make sure it’s as good as it can be.  Disney isn’t exactly hurting for summer 2015 releases, as we reported in yesterday’s news that Ant-Man would be making a leap from November to July.  They’ve also got Pixar’s Inside Out and The Avengers: Age of Ultron opening up, so I think they’ll be okay.  No confirmation on just when Star Wars: Episode VII is landing, but news for now has us waiting another year for Pirates.

Johnny Depp will return to star in the film, reportedly titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3) wrote the screenplay, and Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct. (Via THR)

Could 2015 Be the Biggest Movie Year Ever?

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With this weekend’s holiday comes the official close of the 2013 Summer Movie Season.  We’ve seen our share of flops (The Lone Ranger), hits (Iron Man 3), and surprises (Now You See Me), and while there are definitely some exciting films on tap for next year, keen fans have already started looking excitedly at 2015.  Why skip over an entire year, you ask?  Well, if all goes according to plan, 2015 will see a perfect storm of sorts, as a crazy number of massive franchises are poised to launch some highly anticipated properties.  Two years from now, The Avengers follow-up will square off against Batman vs. Superman, and a brand new Star Wars film is poised to open alongside the long-promised Jurassic Park sequel.

As the Labor Day weekend is normally a time of relaxation, we thought it might be fun to look ahead to the craziness that will ensue two years from now.  Hit the jump as we run down the nutty release schedule for 2015, including what we know about each film thus far.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Reportedly Titled PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

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If you were eagerly awaiting the title for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, I personally don’t understand that.  In any case, you no longer have to wait because This Is Infamous is reporting that the full title for the fifth Pirates movie will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  If the film is as bad as the last one, I’m sure there will be a rush on lame review headlines reading: “Dead Men Tell Bad Tales” or “This Is a Tale That Shouldn’t Have Been Told”.  If the film is a success, well, I’m a bit skeptical considering how much I disliked On Stranger Tides.  And if Tell No Tales is just as bad and just as big of a box office hit, I’ll stand by for the sixth movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Who Gives a Shit.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to open on July 10, 2015.  Johnny Depp will return to star, Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3) wrote the screenplay, and Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct.

THE LONE RANGER Producer Jerry Bruckheimer May Lose Final Cut on PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 as Disney Looks to Lower the Budget

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The box office failure of Disney’s The Lone Ranger looks like it will have ramifications for the studio’s upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 5.  While Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have already been tapped to direct the next Pirates film and production is poised to begin later this year, Disney is apparently making a few changes behind the scenes.  As a result of the studio being forced to take a $160-$190 million writedown for The Lone Ranger, producer Jerry Bruckheimer may lose final cut on Pirates 5.  Moreover, Disney is apparently looking to trim the budget on the next Jack Sparrow adventure.  Hit the jump for more.

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