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Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten reunite for Brian De Palma’s Domino

2 July 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Game of Thrones stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten have signed on to star in Brian De Palma’s upcoming suspense thriller Domino, which has been scripted by Petter Skavlan (Kon-Tiki).

The film sees the duo as two police officers “who go rogue while tracking down the killer of their police partner who was murdered in the line of duty. As they cross a Europe shaken by ongoing multiple terror attacks, the pair will discover troubling links between the man they are chasing and a CIA operative on the trail of the Isis cell behind the attacks.”

“I am delighted to join the cast of Domino; it’s a privilege to be working with such an iconic director,” said van Houten. “And who knew that Jamie Lannister and Melisandre would meet outside Westeros?”

Filming on Domino is underway now, and will take in locations in Belgium, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Carice Van Houten On Duty For Brian De Palma’s ‘Domino’

28 June 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Carice van Houten is teaming with fellow Game Of Thrones regular Nicolaj Coster-Waldau to star in Domino, the suspense thriller from Brian De Palma penned by Kon-Tiki scribe Petter Skavlan. Production got underway this month and will travel to locations in Belgium, Spain, Denmark and The Netherlands befitting its international auspices. Coster-Waldau and van Houten now star as police officers who go rogue while tracking down the killer of their police partner… »

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits $650 million worldwide

19 June 2017 6:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is showing some steady sea legs at the box office, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales having pushed its worldwide haul to $650 million this past weekend.

The film, directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and released in the UK as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, has grossed a modest $150 million domestically – over $90 million less than the previous instalment On Stranger Tides, which was itself a franchise low. However, it has been performing very well on the international stage, where is has grossed a further $500 million, including $145 million from China alone.

Worldwide, Dead Men Tell No Tales is now just $4 million short of the total haul of the first instalment, The Curse of the Black Pearl, which earned $654.3 million back in 2003.

See Also: Pirates of the Caribbean won’t continue without Johnny Depp

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- Gary Collinson

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Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

16 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Even though the worlds of film and TV are converging more than ever before, it’s interesting to note just how many of the people behind the biggest films of the year have tried their hand at TV work in the past.

Get Out” director Jordan Peele never officially directed an episode of his long-running Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” but his debut film currently sits at No. 7 on the year’s domestic box office list. Go up and down the rest of that chart and you’ll find movies from directors who’ve made valuable contributions to TV comedies and dramas alike.

Most of these episodes were pilots or season premieres, ways for directors to help establish a template or shorthand for what governs life in front of and behind the camera for the duration of these series. While some of these filmmakers took multiple opportunities in the TV director’s seat, »

- Steve Greene

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Before They Were Blockbuster Directors: 8 TV Episodes by the People Behind 2017’s Biggest Films

16 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Even though the worlds of film and TV are converging more than ever before, it’s interesting to note just how many of the people behind the biggest films of the year have tried their hand at TV work in the past.

Get Out” director Jordan Peele never officially directed an episode of his long-running Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” but his debut film currently sits at No. 7 on the year’s domestic box office list. Go up and down the rest of that chart and you’ll find movies from directors who’ve made valuable contributions to TV comedies and dramas alike.

Most of these episodes were pilots or season premieres, ways for directors to help establish a template or shorthand for what governs life in front of and behind the camera for the duration of these series. While some of these filmmakers took multiple opportunities in the TV director’s seat, »

- Steve Greene

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How VFX Turned Javier Bardem Into the Creepiest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ghost Villain Ever

6 June 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With Javier Bardem playing the vengeful ghost pirate Salazar in “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Kon-Tiki” directing team of  Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg knew they had to come up with a unique look. So they seized on the idea of Salazar and his crew falling apart and trapped in an underwater-like, slow-motion atmosphere. Salazar has a cracked, peeling, Kabuki-like face and a tattered uniform. Best of all, his straggly hair moves around like it’s also submerged.

Creating Salazar’s Disintegrating Look

“We needed something graphic,”said Sandberg. “We felt this hair was a strong connection with the sea and drowning. And it also feels ghostly, and his disintegration adds to the loss that Jack Sparrow [Johnny Depp] gave him.”

“Everything needed to be defined from the bottom up about how the hair moved,” said Rønning:  lighting. Ultimately, it is Javier’s performance that makes you believe in him, seeing »

- Bill Desowitz

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Spoilers: How Geoffrey Rush feels about that big revelation in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

29 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning. Spoilers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales follow…

Geoffrey Rush’s Captain Barbossa may have started off as a pure villain in the franchise, but he quickly became a fan-favorite, easily rivaling Captain Jack himself in popularity. Throughout the series we have seen Barbossa involved in all sorts of antics with and, without Jack Sparrow and company. However, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales takes things a step further with the character, and gives audiences a peek into his history, revealing…(Spoilers)… that Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) is actually the long-lost daughter of Hector Barbossa. What does actor Geoffrey Rush think about this big reveal? Talking to Cinema Blend, the actor weighs in:

“It’s a bit like the Dickens novels that, episode by episode, happen over a long period of time and the readers have a contribution to it. I liked »

- Jordan Jones

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens to $270 million as Baywatch sinks at the box office

29 May 2017 3:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The fifth instalment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise set sail this past weekend, with Dead Men Tell No Tales opening to $270.6 million worldwide.

The film claimed $62.2 million domestically, the lowest opening for the series since the first instalment Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl opened with $46.6 million back in 2003. Neverthless, this pushed Disney beyond the $1 billion mark for the year in North America, while the film added a further $208.4 from international markets, including a whopping $67.8 million from China, and a record-setting $18.1 million in Russia. It is expected to pass the $300 million mark today.

See Also: Three Ways to Fix the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

It certainly wasn’t plain sailing for Baywatch at the box office this weekend though, with the R-rated comedy debuting to a disappointing $22.7 million in North America. Given that Paramount Pictures has plans for a sequel, the studio »

- Amie Cranswick

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Pirates of the Caribbean won’t continue without Johnny Depp

28 May 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While the franchise survived the departure of two of its original stars in Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley with 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that the series will only continue for as long as Johnny Depp is willing to return as Captain Jack Sparrow.

““I just don’t see it [working on Pirates without Depp],” Bruckheimer told Digital Spy during a press interview to promote the release of the new film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. “The secret to any successful franchise is picking talented people, and Johnny is absolutely key to the success of Pirates. He’s such a unique character, such an endearing character, and such an irreverent character all in one.”

Bruckheimer also seemingly ruled out a small screen spinoff of the blockbuster series, adding that: “You have a kitchen in your house, right? But you still go out to eat. »

- Gary Collinson

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Box Office: ‘Pirates’ On Course for $275 Million Global Launch

27 May 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is sailing its way to an easy domestic box office win this weekend, but it’s international numbers are on course to make an even bigger splash. The fifth film in the Disney franchise is expected to net $275 million globally this Memorial Day weekend after reeling in $110 million already through Friday.

The Johnny Depp vehicle … er … ship only made about $21 million domestically so far — when including Thursday night previews — which means the other $86 million came from abroad. China accounted for most of that money at $21.3 million. India and Vietnam were the only countries where “Pirates” didn’t debut at No. 1.

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A key factor in Disney’s projected digits is the fact that “Dead Men” is opening in a staggering 91 percent of the market at once. In Japan, »

- JD Knapp

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Box Office: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Tells $75 Million Tale, ‘Baywatch’ Walks the Plank

27 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening for two summer blockbusters this year — “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch” — but only one of the nautical-themed narratives is sailing away with a 4-day win. That’s because Disney’s “Pirates” is currently on course for a debut just under $75 million, while Paramount’s “Baywatch” is expected to drown at just $21 million by weekend’s end.

After taking in $5.5 million in Thursday night previews, the fifth installment of Johnny Depp’s swashbuckling franchise added another $16 million to its domestic gross from 4,276 theaters on Friday, giving it a total of just about $21 million so far. However, the Dwayne Johnson-Zac Efron reboot isn’t expected to make much more than that — even with Saturday and Sunday factored in. “Baywatch” netted $4.5 million from Wednesday and Thursday night previews alone, but only added another $5.5 million from 3,647 locations on Friday. That »

- JD Knapp

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Pirates Of The Caribbean Co-Director Espen Sandberg On The A Pressure Of Hopping On This Franchise

26 May 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Disclaimer: This post contains minor spoilers for the latest Pirates movie.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth entry in the long-running Pirates series, and the second one not to be directed by franchise-starter Gore Verbinski (the first being 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Given the big name surrounding this franchise, it was undoubtedly a hard gig to lock down for co-directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. We at Lrm had a chance to sit down with co-director Sandberg, and right off the bat, we asked that very question.

Lrm: How did you manage to get it?

Sandberg: Joachim and I chased the movie because we heard that they were going to make a Pirates, and we got hold of the script, and we absolutely loved it, then we started calling basically Disney and Jerry [Bruckheimer] to be allowed to pitch our take on it. »

- Nancy Tapia

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Pirates Co-Director Joachim Rønning On Fighting For The Gig & Growing Up With His Collaborator

26 May 2017 2:45 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It's not everyday that you jump on board a nearly 15-year franchise -- especially one that's as prominent in the pop culture zeitgeist as Pirates of the Caribbean. Given the strong brand recognition of the franchise as a whole (not even including the movies), it's an intimidating prospect for anyone to jump in head first. That's exactly what collaborators Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg did when they hopped on board Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth and latest entry in the successful Disney film series.

Lrm recently had a chance to sit down with Rønning, and in it we discussed everything from how they locked down the gig to his long-lasting relationship with co-director Espen Sandberg.

Lrm: How did you manage to get the gig?

Rønning: I think that Pirates of the Caribbean reminds me of the kind of movies that I grew up with, »

- Nancy Tapia

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Box Office: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Plunders $5.5 Million on Thursday Night

26 May 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” pillaged $5.5 million at Thursday night screenings in North America.

The fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” — the first since 2011 — is poised to dominate Memorial Day moviegoing, while Dwayne Johnson’s “Baywatch” should deliver moderate results during the holiday. Recent forecasts placed “Dead Men Tell No Tales” in the $80 million range as it launches at 4,276 North American locations during the Friday-Monday weekend.

The Thursday night preview number was significantly higher than the comparable $4.2 million figures generated by both “Maleficent” and “The Jungle Book.” The latter went on to gross $364 million domestically and $966 million worldwide last year.

The international “Dead Men Tell No Tales” debut — which began Wednesday — should deliver between $150 million and $175 million.

“Baywatch” opened with an estimated $4.5 million on Thursday, which includes $1.25 million from Wednesday night previews. Paramount’s R-rated action-comedy, which is opening in 3,647 North American locations, had »

- Dave McNary

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From Indie to Tentpole: New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Director on What It’s Like to Make the Leap

26 May 2017 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Norway is not known for its blockbusters, but “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Joachim Rønning has always made big movies. His last two features, co-directed with partner Espen Sandberg, weren’t the intimate stories of arthouse filmmaking: “Max Manus: Man of War” was an action drama about a World War II saboteur, while their Oscar-nominated 2012 breakout, “Kon-Tiki,” detailed the journey of a Norwegian explorer who crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 on a balsa wood raft.

Read More: The Best Indie Film Directors are Working on One Hulu Show, and Most Just Happen to be Women 

“Even making films in Norway, I never felt I made small films,” said Rønning. “I’m drawn to big stories, and big emotions, because I love making movies for the big screen. I like to be engulfed in the theater and make stories that takes you places.”

Nonetheless, there is a matter of scale. In »

- Chris O'Falt

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Second Opinion – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

26 May 2017 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, 2017.

Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg

Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Graham, David Wenham, Keira Knightley, Adam Brown, and Paul McCartney.

Synopsis:

Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old nemesis, Armando Salazar, who along with his Spanish Navy ghost crew has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack, aided by his new allies Henry and Carina, must seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp once again reprising one of his most quirky and iconic roles) is back with his special compass directing him to whatever he wants most in life, which after watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales »

- Robert Kojder

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Pirates of the Caribbean 6 Will Never Happen Without Johnny Depp

25 May 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans around the world are gearing up for Thursday night sneak peek screenings of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which brings Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow back to the big screen for the first time in six years, since 2011's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Box office analysts are predicting a huge Pirates 5 opening weekend of $285 million, with roughly $100 million most likely coming from its domestic debut. There has also been talk of what the future of this franchise may bold, but during a recent interview, producer Jerry Bruckheimer made it clear that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise will never continue without Johnny Depp.

While Pirates of the Caribbean 6 has yet to be confirmed, some have questioned whether or not this new movie is a "soft reboot" of sorts, introducing new characters like Brenton Thwaites' Henry Turner and Kaya Scodelario's Carina Smyth, »

- MovieWeb

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Will Turner meets his son in clip from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

25 May 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today we brought you a featurette introducing the new characters of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [check it out here], and now another new clip has arrived online ahead of its release tomorrow which sees a young Henry paying his father Will Turner a visit to explain he knows how to break his curse; take a look below…

See Also: Read our review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales here

See Also: Jack Sparrow finds himself in a spot of bother in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales clips

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Baywatch’ Take On Memorial Day: Which Beach Will Win?

25 May 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch” lead what could be the best Memorial Day weekend in three years. But as holidays go, Memorial Day isn’t what it used to be.

The schedule’s changed. More of the top summer releases go for early May, and given that many studio blockbusters must divide their loyalties between the international and domestic calendars, the last weekend of May has lost some of its appeal.

Holding the record for the biggest-ever opening on Memorial Day weekend is “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” in 2007. This the first “Pirates” in six years; is the audience still there? (We’ve seen the pessimistic take on that question with “Alien: Covenant,” which came five years after its last.)

Read More: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Review: ‘Kon-Tiki’ Directors Right the Ship in Pleasantly Surprising Sequel »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales featurette introduces the new characters

24 May 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (or Salazar’s Revenge as it’s being called here in the UK) set to arrive in cinemas this Friday, a new featurette has arrived online for the action adventure sequel which sees members of the cast and crew discussing the new additions to the franchise; take a look below…

See Also: Read our review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales here

See Also: Jack Sparrow finds himself in a spot of bother in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales clips

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar »

- Amie Cranswick

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