The project has suffered a number of delays over the last few years, although it seemed to be getting on the right track last May, when Kon-Tiki filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning signed on to direct.
However, we reported in September that the project has been pushed out of its summer 2015 release date, due to script issues. Disney CEO Alan Horn revealed in April that the project still does not have a screenplay he is willing to give the green light to. Jeff Nathanson wrote the most recent draft of the script.Read More
Last week, producer Jerry Bruckheimer offered updates on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Beverly Hills Cop 4, but those are just two of his highly-anticipated projects that are currently in development. During a new interview with Collider, the producer offered updates on a pair of sequels, National Treasure 3 and Bad Boys 3.
Both projects have been in development for several years, even though their predecessors, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets ($457 million worldwide) and 2003's Bad Boys II ($273 million worldwide) fared quite well at the box office. However, it still may be quite some time before we see either of these sequels in theaters.Read More
Although no director is attached at this time, Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script back in March 2012, but it isn't known if he is still involved at this time.
Top Gun 2 is in development .Read More
The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer have decided not to renew their first-look deal when it expires next year. Disney will continue to focus on its branded properties including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and now Lucasfilm, while Bruckheimer is looking to produce more mature films outside the scope of the Disney brand. Disney and Bruckheimer will continue working together on various projects including the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Together Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have produced such blockbuster hits as the Pirates of The Caribbean and National Treasure films under the Disney brand as well as adult action dramas like Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, Con Air, and The Rock through the Touchstone label.Read More
Jerry Bruckheimer has joined Scott Derrickson's paranormal thriller Beware the Night to produce. Eric Bana is in early negotiations to headline.
The film is based on a book by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool. The story centers on a New York police officer whose main focus is to investigate supernatural occurrences.Read More
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has offered a quick production update and a couple of on-location photos from The Lone Ranger, which is in the process of wrapping its 125 day shoot throughout New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona."Almost done with filming of The Lone Ranger. 125 days of shooting seemed to fly by. We dealt with winds up to 70 mph, rain, snow, and even wildfires but nothing has stopped us from filming this incredible movie.
The cast has been absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better crew. Everyone has been extremely dedicated in making this film a major success. We have a few more filming days back in California and then post-production goes into high gear. Before we know it, it will be July 3rd, 2013 and we can't wait to share this incredible film with everyone.Read More
We still don't know when production may start on Pirates of the Caribbean 5, although actor Kevin McNally told us exclusively that they are aiming for a summer 2012 production start.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes to theaters July 7th, 2017.Read More
Walt Disney Pictures' Lone Ranger is finally coming together, after the production was shut down in August due to an inflating budget. Last week, we reported that production will begin on February 6. Today producer Jerry Bruckheimer finally spoke out on the budget, and some of the trimming that took place to get the film back up and running.
CLICK HERE to read the full interview with producer Jerry Bruckheimer regarding Lone Ranger,Read More