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With James Franco’s recent test footage for his not-to-be Blood Meridian film adaptation now online, it’s time to think about what we want from a movie version of the landmark novel. Franco shot that test footage a few years ago and showed it to Scott Rudin, who owns the rights to the novel, but Rudin seems to have turned him down—and should continue to do so.
- Jacob Shamsian
Shiver me timbers and blow the man down (other hoary old pirate expressions are available, speak to your local quartermaster for details) – Jack Sparrow is back. Three years after Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sailed into cinemas, its hull pockmarked by critical broadsides, Disney have officially announced the fifth instalment in the long-running nautical franchise, and it turns out you'll have to wait three more years for it. Plus! Its subtitle is Dead Men Tell No Tales, and uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has recruited some new blood to helm the series' quinquel.After Gore Verbinski and Rob Marshall, this time the director’s chair will have to be widened a bit to accommodate two microphone wielders: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. The duo are probably best known for the Scandi-sailing adventure Kon-Tiki, where they proved their saltwater credentials with aplomb.Given that On Stranger Tides eventually grossed over $1 billion »
Having originally been set for release next year – before script and budgetary concerns forced a delay, Walt Disney Pictures has now set a release date of July 17th for the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – which at one point was using the subtitle Dead Men Tell No Tales – will see Johnny Depp returning for another adventure as Captain Jack Sparrow, with Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg succeeding Gore Verbinski and Rob Marshall and Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) tackling the screenplay.
Are you happy that Disney has finally set a date for Pirates 5, or should the franchise have walked the plank after On Stranger Tides?
The post Pirates of the Caribbean 5 set for July 2017 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol’ scallywag Gibbs, reflecting on his decision to deny himself the Fountain of Youth. “Who’s to say I won’t live forever , eh?,” he says. Indeed. Despite some delays—and a Lone Ranger-sized hiccup—the long-awaited next chapter in the Pirates franchise, following 2011’s On Stranger Tides, has a new official release date: July 7, 2017.
Common sen$e dictated that there needed to be another film, even though the fourth film was hardly the best-regarded of Capt. Jack’s adventures. Still, it grossed more than $1 billion around the world. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Grab your eyeliner and whimsical headscarves, because the dread pirate Jack Sparrow will be hitting the high seas in 2017. It seems like just yesterday that Johnny Depp debuted his Keith Richards swagger for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who co-directed the oceanic adventure "Kon-Tiki" in 2012), will take a crack at directing "Pirates 5," which is tentatively named "Dead Men Tell No Tales." Jeff Nathanson, who also penned "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Rush Hour 3," and "The Terminal," is working on the script. "Pirates 5" was initially slated for 2015, but "The Lone Ranger" certainly took a bite out of Disney's bottom line. The bad press and even worse reviews of "The Lone Ranger" definitely left a bad taste in movie-goers' mouths, so perhaps it was wise to push off "Pirates" another year.
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- Jenni Miller
The threequel to Paramount’s remake of the classic Japanese horror Ringu has landed a director and it’s none other than F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall). The third movie has been in the pipe line for a while now but the Spanish director is the first name linked with the task of breathing new life into the series.
The first movie – directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) – grossed over $249 million worldwide in 2002 and starred Naomi Watts in the lead role. Despite not matching it’s predecessor’s success the 2005 sequel – which saw original Ringu director Hideo Nakata take the hot seat – still managed to bag just over $160 million at the box office.
Gutiérrez gained genre cred in his native Spain after delivering two outstanding shorts called Brasil and Norman’s Room (a bite size tribute to Psycho), both of which were nominated for various international awards. »
- Gavin Logan
Paramount Pictures has been talking about a third installment in "The Ring" horror franchise since 2010. And now comes word that the studio hired F Javier Gutierrez to direct the film. The franchise centering on a mysterious cursed videotape began in 2002 with "The Ring," directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. The film, a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film of the same name, earned $249.3 million worldwide. A sequel, "The Ring Two," came out in 2005 and earned $161.5 million. Gutierrez made his directorial debut with a Spanish-language sci-i thriller "Before the Fall" and is now attached to direct "The Crow" reboot. »
I was just talking about The Ring the other day with some friends about how freakin' scary that movie was when it first came out. I still remember how terrified I was when that creepy little girl crawled out of the TV. It was a really well made horror movie, and the first two films were directed by Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski. Those movies were based on the original Japanese Ringu films.
Naomi Watts played a woman who finds herself in the fight for her and her son's life after they watch a cursed video tape. I didn't think they would ever make a third one, but it's coming. There's no word on if Watts will »
- Joey Paur
We seem to have had a lot of horror movie news as of late, but now it’s an already familiar franchise which is being resurrected in the hope of scaring up some cash (and moviegoers of course).
Paramount are apparently moving ahead with a third instalment in The Ring franchise, with F. Javier Gutierrez set to direct. He made a name for himself with the Spanish-language sci-fi thriller Before The Fall (Tres Dias), and it resulted in him being attached to direct the reboot of the comic book adaptation of The Crow.
That earned an impressive $249.3 million worldwide, but the not so great sequel which followed in 2005 – The Ring Two – grossed only $161.5 million. This isn’t the first time that there’s been talk of a third movie in the franchise however, as Paramount were »
- Josh Wilding
There was a time back in the early 2000s when Hollywood was obsessed with remaking Japanese horror films, thanks largely to the success of The Ring directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. The film focused on one woman's encounter with a video tape that cursed its viewer to death after seven days. That was all the way back in 2002, and The Ring Two arrived a few years later in 2005. Now it's 12 years since the first film hit theaters, and Paramount Pictures thinks the time is now for a third film in the series. THR reports The Crow remake director F. Javier Gutierrez has been tapped to direct the film. Read on! The first film was quite a hit pulling in $249.5 million worldwide, but the sequel didn't do as well earning only $161.5 million (though that's still a good haul for a movie that didn't cost very much to produce. »
- Ethan Anderton
"Pirates of the Caribbean" series director Gore Verbinski directed the 2002 first film which was based on the popular Japanese supernatural hit "Ringu". The storyline revolved around a mysterious videotape that, when watched, kills the viewer a week after the person has watched it. Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson and Brian Cox starred.
"The Ring" became a hit, scoring good critical notices and $249 million at the global box-office. A subsequent sequel, helmed by "Ringu" director Hideo Nakata, proved a dud with critics and managed only $160 million worldwide.
Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are returning as producers, but it is unknown if series star Watts will return. It has been suggested this could be a prequel though which would prevent that occurrence. »
- Garth Franklin
Like their principal villains, horror movie franchises rarely die. If there’s not a new sequel to be made, there’s a remake in the works. If the remake didn’t take off, go with a reboot that’s loosely connected to the original franchise. As such, though it’s been nine years since the last installment, it appears that The Ring 3 is finally moving forward. Director Gore Verbinski’s 2002 American remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring was a massive crossover hit, grossing $249.3 million at the box office. A few years later, Ringu director Hideo Nakata was brought in to helm the 2005 sequel The Ring Two. Though the overall response was significantly less enthusiastic, the pic drew in a respectable $161.5 million worldwide. A third The Ring film has been discussed for some time, but the project never gained any real momentum. Now, however, Paramount has decided it »
- Adam Chitwood
Paramount has hired F. Javier Gutiérrez to direct the third movie in its The Ring series, marking the Spanish filmmaker’s second studio genre franchise after Relativity and The Weinstein Co. tapped him to reboot The Crow in another hotly contested helmer search. The Ring threequel is being produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. It’s the latest installment of the $400M-grossing horror franchise first launched stateside by Gore Verbinski in 2002 with The Ring and its sequel The Ring 2, both starring Naomi Watts as a woman caught in the clutches of a cursed video tape. The Japanese original Ringu, […] »
Paramount is gearing up for a third installment in The Ring franchise, tapping F. Javier Gutierrez to direct. Photos 15 Horror Movies That Offered the Most Bang for the Buck The horror franchise centering on a mysterious cursed videotape began in 2002 with The Ring, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. The film, a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film of the same name, earned $249.3 million worldwide. A sequel, The Ring Two, came out in 2005 and earned $161.5 million. There's been talk of a third film for several years, and Paramount has been
- Rebecca Ford
F. Javier Gutierrez, who is attached to direct “The Crow” reboot starring Luke Evans, has closed a deal to direct the third movie in “The Ring” franchise for Paramount and producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, TheWrap has learned. Launched by Gore Verbinski, the “Ring” franchise has grossed over $400 million in theaters worldwide and the job to take over the series was extremely competitive. Also read: ‘The Ring’ Star Daveigh Chase Set for Serial Killer Thriller ‘American Romance’ Gutierrez has been a sought-after filmmaker since he gained industry attention for writing and directing the Spanish-language sci-fi thriller “Before The Fall” (“Tres Dias”), which. »
- Jeff Sneider
New Regency has hired Jeff Elefterion and Heta Paarte to run domestic and international marketing departments, respectively, the company announced on Tuesday Elefterion previously served as the head of creative advertising at The Weinstein Company and joins New Regency as domestic marketing chief. Paarte, the former executive vice president of international marketing and distribution for Focus Features, is based in the U.K. office as the international marketing chief. Also read: ‘Pirates’ Director Gore Verbinski Signs Deal With New Regency Both appointments are effective immediately. Paarte will oversee marketing and distribution for all international releases on behalf of the company, »
- Greg Gilman
London -- If we're being perfectly honest, I feel guilty interviewing any director on any set. Directors may not be doing manual labor like breaking rocks or carrying pianos all day, but especially on giant mega-budget studio movies, they are pretty much on call 24 hours a day for three years, and I feel bad about taking any of the limited energy they have to spend during their day. I remember going to the editing room near the end of production on "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End," and Gore Verbinski looked at me like he had just gotten back from three tours in 'Nam. Disney wasn't even letting him drive anymore. He was that tired. Maybe that's why James Gunn's intense level of energy on the set of "Guardians Of The Galaxy" felt sort of shocking. I've met Gunn several times over the years, and that's him. He's »
- Drew McWeeny
Scott Derrickson, as evidenced by this interview, is one of the most thoughtful, sure-handed American directors the genre has working in the field today. If you’re not convinced of that after Sinister alone, then Deliver Us From Evil just might make you a believer.
Inspired by the true events of officer Ralph Sarchie and his dealings with the occult and assistance with actual exorcisms in some of the darkest corners of New York City, Derrickson and company will do their worst in trying to convince us that these occurrences are based in fact.
In doing so, Derrickson will also probably wind up scaring the crap out of you.
When we spoke to Derrickson on set in the South Bronx back in July of 2013, his usual soft, inviting demeanor was still on full display even though he was neck deep in the minute-to-minute stress of shooting a nuanced film that »
- Drew Tinnin
Cheng previously served as a senior production executive for the joint venture between DreamWorks Animation and Shanghai-based Oriental DreamWorks.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said: “Teresa is the rare executive with a solid background of production experience, business development acumen and a rich knowledge of global markets. She brings an energy and passion to her work that I know will benefit the studio and the relationships we’ve built while continuing to forge new relationships in the region.”
- email@example.com (Liz Shackleton)
Katherine Rowe has been elevated to Svp at Slate PR, and the New York-based Rowe will run the powerhouse PR firm’s Gotham headquarters. She has spent the last four years at Slate after joining from ID-pr, and the clients she works with include Sam Mendes, Brett Ratner, Marc Webb, Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter and Gore Verbinski. “Katherine is one of the most talented professionals we have ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Slate partner Stephen Huvane. “Her taste and relationships are first class and we are delighted to recognize her ongoing success with this new role.” »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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