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

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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.

Jerry Bruckheimer Talks THE LONE RANGER, the Toughest Sequence to Shoot, What He Collects, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5, and More

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With director Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger opening this Wednesday, Disney held a big press junket Santa Fe, New Mexico.  While I’ve done a lot of interviews, it was incredibly cool to be talking to the cast and filmmakers with the beautiful New Mexico desert behind us.  If you’ve missed the trailers, the story focuses on John Reid (Armie Hammer) surviving an attack, being saved by Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp), and the two teaming up to fight injustice.  As you can see in this featurette, the production went to enormous lengths to film the majority of The Lone Ranger practically, and they shot at some amazing locations all around the country.  The film also stars Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, and Helena Bonham Carter.

During my interview with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, he talked about what he likes to collect, which scene he was nervous to shoot, which location impressed him the most, deleted scenes, and more.  In addition, he also gave me an update on Pirates of the Caribbean 5.  He said they plan on filming “end of this year, beginning of next year.”  Hit the jump to watch.

KON-TIKI Helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Will Direct PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5

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Disney has finally settled on a director for the upcoming fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and it’s a somewhat surprising choice.  We learned earlier this month that Disney had narrowed the director list down to Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman), Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), and Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), and now Deadline reports that the directing duo of Rønning and Sandberg has landed the job.  Rønning and Sandberg are best known for helming last year’s Norwegian action/adventure film Kon-Tiki, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.  Hit the jump for more.

Disney Narrows PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Short List of Directors

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Production on Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 isn’t expected to kick off until later this year or early next year, but the choice for director should be in within the next few weeks.  Here’s the reported short list:

  • Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman)
  • Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki)
  • Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman)

Deadline reports that the Kon-Tiki co-directors are the names that are coming up most often in discussions.  Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) has been tapped to pen the fifth installment of the property.  Check out what producer Jerry Bruckheimer had to say about the picture in a recent interview with Steve.

Jerry Bruckheimer Talks LONE RANGER, NATIONAL TREASURE 3, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5, and What It Will Take to Make BAD BOYS 3 Happen

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Shortly before producer Jerry Bruckheimer hit the CinemaCon stage in Las Vegas to talk about The Lone Ranger (watch the new trailer here), I landed a short video interview with him on the red carpet backstage.  Since I knew my time would be very limited, I decided to ask the most important question first: What will it take to get Bad Boys 3 made!

In addition to asking about a Bad Boys sequel, he also discussed his reaction to seeing the finished cut of The Lone Ranger, how they decided which footage to show at CinemaCon, and the status of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and National Treasure 3.  He says they’re working on scripts for both, with a team of writers working on National Treasure 3 and Ted Elliot/Terry Rossio and Jeff Nathanson writing Pirates 5.  Hit the jump to watch.

Release Dates for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5, THE MUPPETS 2, and 1952; MALEFICENT Pushed Back to July 2014

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Disney has announced a slew of release date changes.  Briefly:

Hit the jump for more details, including the confirmation of George Clooney in 1952 and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 5[Update: Brad Bird has now stated via Twitter that 3D has not been discussed for 1952, so Disney's press release may have been mistaken.  This doesn't mean the film absolutely won't be in 3D, just that Bird hasn't OK'd it yet.]

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