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With a Yo Ho Ho and a barrel of luck…? Despite some potentially voyage-scuppering difficulties it appears Disney are crossing their fingers and hoping the next few months will iron out any kinks (and no I’m not talking about Jack Sparrow’s predilections) in the fifth instalment of the Potc franchise. A date of July 7th 2017 has been announced for Dead Men Tell No Tales, reportedly to give writer Jeff Nathanson room to breathe as he cranks out the pages.
Nathanson isn’t a bad choice to bring us fresh adventures for Johnny Depp and company. He worked on Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, so if he can navigate the wrangling between Steven Spielberg and George Lucas he should be fine scripting a rattling good yarn for a few sea-bound scallywags. Although 2011′s On Stranger Tides took the peculiar route of being adapted from a non-pirates novel, »
- Steve Palace
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.
It's hard to believe »
- Jenni Miller
Controversial actor Mel Gibson recently chatted with IndieWire about the Lifetime Achievement Award he received from the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, when the talk quickly turned to Shia Labeouf's recent disturbing behavior and his less than stellar image with the public.
Gibson of course had his own image crisis when he went on a now infamous anti-Semitic rant during a 2006 DUI arrest.
"When I see somebody like Shia Labeouf with the bag on his head and stuff, my heart goes out to the poor guy. I think he's suffering in some way, or why would he do that?" he sympathized. "And it's easy to point the finger at him and say that he's this, that, or the other, and it's easy to judge. But I'm sure he's going through some kind of personal, very painful »
Today we have for you a longer Tuesday episode than we have had recently as Laremy and I just couldn't stop talking as we kicked the show off immediately by discussing Guardians of the Galaxy before digging into the horrible July 4 weekend. We then discussed the idea I wrote about last week concerning the possible abolishment of the PG-13 rating (read about that here) and then we discuss Steven Soderbergh's recent comments as to the biggest reason he quit the movies. We answer a voice mail, your questions, play some games and much more in an action-packed episode that also includes a code for ten listeners to get the $2 off the first month of the premium RopeofSilicon podcast... that code being BNL2DOLLAR. It's only available for the first ten listeners, so get on it. Plus, thanks to those of you that voted, the next audio commentary will be »
- Brad Brevet
Actor Shia Labeouf, who starred in the “Transformer” movies and with Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” was released on his own recognizance after being charged with disorderly conduct and harassment, a spokesman for the New York County District Attorney's Office told TheWrap on Friday. Labeouf, 28, was arraigned on five charges in the tiny, packed courtroom at Manhattan's Midtown Community Court after being arrested on Thursday evening. Also read: Shia Labeouf to ‘Cabaret’ Security Before Arrest: ‘Do You Know Who the F–k I Am?’ The actor did not plead guilty, according to the district attorney spokesperson, »
- Reuters and Wrap Staff
We're seeing double as we bring you more stars and their stunt performing shadows below:
The 'Oblivion' actor has denied rumors that he'll appear in the iconic franchise, but what about these stars?
We've got a very bad feeling about this.
Reports surfaced earlier this morning that Tom Cruise had approached director J.J. Abrams to discuss the possibility of a cameo appearance in the upcoming Star Wars installment. Luckily, the entire fandom breathed a collective sigh of relief when a rep for the Edge of Tomorrow star revealed to Et Canada that there is absolutely 'no truth' to the rumors.
However, we'll admit that for a brief moment, our Star Wars-loving minds were laced with panic. We're not interested in big-named stunt-casting when it comes to Episode VII. We want captivating actors who will use the force to give us a movie we can be proud to love. (None of that Episode I nonsense, you guys).
So we're taking a stand, right here and now, with a list »
The years 2008 and 2009 really weren’t that long ago. So it seems a bit odd to reflect on Breaking Bad—it just wrapped its final season in September and is an Emmys hopeful this year—or Lady Gaga when they are still relevant today. “Remember when” just doesn’t carry as much meaning here as it does with the earlier episodes in VH1′s I Love the 2000s series.
That being said, the show’s brilliant talking heads brought the last two installments in the series to life. (I certainly wasn’t sorry I spent my Saturday night watching them, »
- C. Molly Smith
Disney have just announced the release dates for Steven Spielberg’s next two motion pictures. Spielberg will produce the films through his very own Dreamworks but will be distributed by The House of Mouse. First we have an as yet untitled spy thriller starring Tom Hanks and written by the Coen Brothers. Based on a true story, it will see Hanks attempt to negotiate the release of a U-2 pilot shot down during the Cold War. It’s set for a 16th October 2015 release, which is the same day as Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming horror Crimson Peak.
Next up is Spielberg’s fantasy family adventure The Bfg, based on Rolad Dahl’s classic book. That’s set for a summer release on 1st July 2016. Set in England, as a young girl and a big friendly giant join forces, it sees the duo trying to stop a group of children »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Having been so prolific for so long, Steven Spielberg's career tends to go in fits and starts these days. The director has spent much of his career making a film every year (and sometimes even two, with a gap of more than a couple of years being quite rare, but it took him three years to follow up "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" back in 2008, after a number of other projects fell through. Still, a flurry of activity followed, with "The Adventures Of Tintin," "War Horse" and "Lincoln" all hitting theaters within a year, but another three year gap has followed the acclaimed latter film, as the great director has been cautious about picking his next project. But the Bearded One has made his decision, as we've known for a little while, and now we know when we'll be seeing the two new films, and »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Back in April, the first cast photo for Star Wars: Episode VII was released, revealing the new cast members that will be joining the popular franchise alongside returning cast members Mark Hamill, who will reprise his role of Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher, who will be back as Leia Organa and, probably most exciting of all for Star Wars fans, Harrison Ford, who will reprise his role of intergalactic badass Han Solo. This isn't the first time Ford has reprized one of his iconic characters, playing Indiana Jones for a fourth time after nearly a twenty year break in 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the actor is in no shortage of iconic roles, with Ford recently being sought to reprise his role as of Rick Deckard in a Blade Runner sequel. Outside of his own franchises, Ford is busier than ever, taking part in other »
- Ryan Gowland
Source: Getty/Fred Duval Robert Pattinson is reportedly being courted by Disney as the lead for a new Indiana Jones franchise. According to the UK's Daily Star, Rob is at the "top of the initial list" of leads because the studio thinks that he can handle being in a huge franchise and because he's, well, Robert Pattinson. However, a source says that the "competition will be stiff." It isn't clear if Rob will play Indy himself (unless Harrison Ford is willing to get back to cracking the whip) or another lead character. The most recent Indiana Jones movie was 2008's critical flop, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which starred Shia Labeouf, Cate Blanchett, and, of course, Harrison as Indy. Rumors of Rob's role are being met with understandable skepticism, but we have to ask: do you think Rob should make the jump for an Indiana Jones movie? »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm and co. a while back, Star Wars was the focus, with J.J. Abrams overseeing a seventh installment of the classic series that’s due to hit theaters next December. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are set to star, alongside a strong cast of fresh faces for the franchise. Though the Star Wars news is undoubtedly exciting, where does that leave Lucasfilm’s other enduring franchise: Indiana Jones? If recent rumors are to be believed, Disney is interested in rebooting the classic adventurer for a new set of films – with The Rover star Robert Pattinson inheriting the whip from Harrison Ford.
I’ll impress the fact that this is just a rumor to avoid getting mobbed by angry fans of the popular series. The last time we heard anything about a potential Indiana Jones reboot, Bradley Cooper was the actor in the mix. So by »
- Isaac Feldberg
Before you start hurling things at your computer monitor (or phone screen if you’re looking at this news item on your smart phone), this is being reported by UK newspaper and garbage-spouter The Daily Star. So, take it with a massive pinch of salt.
So, according to the Daily Star and their “Hollywood sources”, Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson is being lined up by Disney to replace Harrison Ford as the iconic Indiana Jones for the fifth movie in the franchise. According to the “Hollywood sources”, they claim that “Disney is looking at its long-term options for the Indiana Jones franchise. They feel that the series has huge potential on many levels, starting with the films leading to other spin-offs like games which can generate more money than movies. Rob is top of the initial list because he has showed his acting stripes away from Twilight. But the competition will be stiff. »
- Luke Owen
Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest directors who has ever lived. He has made so many amazing and classic movies in his career, and he continues to do so. The guy just knows how to tell stories. As a tribute to the director, YouTube user ebcooper44 created this great video montage featuring all the films the director has made over the course of his career. I truly do love almost all of the films that Spielberg has made. If you've been reading the site for awhile, then you know how much I love his film Empire of the Sun. There's something about that film that just really affected me after I saw it. It was one of those movies that changed my life and helped me understand what type of person I wanted to be. What is your favorite Spielberg flick!?
List of movies used in this video:
1. Duel »
- Joey Paur
The mutants ruled the multiplex over Memorial Day weekend. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" shot to the top of the box-office heap over the holiday, bringing in $91.4 million Friday-Sunday and an estimated $111 million Friday-Monday in over 4,000 locations, making it the second-largest opening of any "X-Men" film behind only "X-Men: The Last Stand." That Brett Ratner-directed threequel brought in $102.8 million over Memorial Day weekend 2006 (and $122.8 million over all four days). Among more recent entries in the "X-Men" franchise, "Days of Future Past" was a vast improvement on 2011's "X-Men: First Class" ($55.1 million opening) as well as last summer's "The Wolverine" ($53.1 million), while among Memorial Day weekend openers it ranks fifth of all-time behind 2007's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The World's End," 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and last summer's "Fast & Furious 6." As compared with other superhero entries this year, "Days »
- Chris Eggertsen
There’s no doubt that the original Indiana Jones trilogy is one of the most praised in the history of cinema, but as with most trilogies, some entries are praised higher than others. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom has always been regarded as ‘the weird one’, the black sheep of the franchise, the one people tend to miss (well, until Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, of course). The film is still a solid Indiana Jones adventure, it just suffers in comparison to the beloved Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. For the 30th anniversary of Temple of Doom, a lot of images, fan stuff and nostalgia has been floating around the internet in order to celebrate the often neglected film.
Up first is this comical death tally info-graphic from Moviepilot….
And here is some recently discovered concept art, picturing several of the film’s cavernous chambers… »
- Sam Thorne
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a mutant force to be reckoned with.
The seventh installment of Fox’s ever-growing franchise slayed the competition with a $36 million Stateside opening on Friday. This includes $8.1 million from Thursday night screenings.
“X-Men” will likely make $91 million in three days and reach $110 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, falling short of the highest-grossing film in the series, 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand.” “Last Stand” (a.k.a. “X3”) hauled almost $123 million domestically during its four-day Memorial Day opening weekend. It set the Memorial Day holiday record, which has since been topped by “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
If the $110 million estimate pans out, “Days of Future Past” will have the fourth highest Memorial Day opening, behind “Fast & Furious 6, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Struzan painted various pieces for the original trilogy between 1977 and 1983 along with the triptych he did for the 1997 re-releases of the original trilogy.
Schmoes Know claims Struzan will return to create three more posters for the new trilogy that tie into the previous look and style of the ones he created for the first two trilogies.
J.J. Abrams himself reportedly contacted Struzan, asking him to come out of retirement for this special occasion. Though its rumored Struzan has agreed to do it, neither Disney nor LucasFilm have confirmed his return to the franchise.
Struzan's last poster before retirement was for 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". »
- Garth Franklin
Legendary poster and album cover artist Drew Struzan, who is responsible for some of the most memorable movie one-sheets of the 80s and 90s, is rumored to be coming out of retirement for Star Wars: Episode VII.
While Drew Struzan painted various pieces for the original trilogy between 1977 and 1983, his most popular and well remembered Star Wars posters are the triptych he did for the 1997 re-releases, which included one-sheets for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, each featuring characters important to that particular film and tying all three movies together. He then created similar posters for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as they were being released in theaters. »
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