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Here’s another one of those projects that churns up every now and then, the fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie. Part three was released a way back in 1994, and that was about seven years after the highly successful Beverly Hills Cop II came out, but while it seems like cinema has moved past Beverly Hills Cop, that doesn’t mean that Jerry Bruckheimer and Eddie Murphy have given up on the idea. Spinning off the movies into a CBS series featuring Axel Foley’s son came to not, so it’s back to the drawing board and a new film, which now has new directors. (more…)

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It’s not due in theaters for two more years, but we’re already being shown that life for Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow hasn’t changed much in the upcoming fifth edition of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The previous film, On Stranger Tides, made serious bank at the box office, so Disney pushed on with a chapter five even though I doubt you can find anyone who can recount with any reliability the plot of Jack Sparrow’s last adventure. Of course, it’s not like it matters because money talks and Pirates 5 is currently in production, which brings us to the below photo of Johnny Depp back in Captain Jack form, and getting into trouble with fellow pirates (as always). (more…)

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In just about 3 years, another film in the POTC franchise will take what it can–which, based on history, could be as much as a billion dollars worldwide–and give nothing back, except a reasonably entertaining two hours or so.

Perhaps solely to remind us that they STILL do things other than Star Wars and superheroes, Disney has decided to continue the lucrative franchise with a fifth installment tentatively subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

As for who will make up this outing’s cast, we have no information as of yet–though all 4 installments have thus far starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, so the return of one or both of them is more or less assured…..and frankly, I don’t see how you could even consider making a POTC film without Depp–but then, I didn’t think they could (or should) make one without Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley….More after the jump: (more…)

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Oh shit. There goes our market value, kemosabe.

I’m going to say it and I’m not going to be the only one who has said it over the last year or so – the idea of a Jerry Bruckheimer produced Lone Ranger film starring Johnny Depp was a bad, bad idea.  But they did not listen to my psychic warnings and went ahead with the thing anyways, and now is the time when I get to say, “I almost told you so!”  Yes, the Lone Ranger has opened poorly and looks like it will be mimicking last year’s John Carter film with its epic level of financial fail.

The first five-days of the flick’s opening, the glorious July 4th weekend that should have seen some great numbers, only panned out to less than $50 million.  This is about one-tenth of what was spent on the movie’s production and marketing.  The “experts” are saying that if Lone Ranger continues its current poor trend, it won’t even reach the $300 million mark in total.

In my opinion, it’s no big surprise.  After all, the Bruckheimer/Depp cliché-boat sailed long ago once they made a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.  Even that franchise is losing ground and the only reason it keeps going is because of the momentum it still has from the first film.  Making what essentially looks like Pirates in the old west (i.e.: without the fucking pirates) a bad idea, and they’ll be paying for it to the tune of $200+ million.

What do you folks out there think?  Have you had a chance to see Lone Ranger yet?  Does it deserve the level of fail it’s achieved?

 

Thanks to Hollywood Reporter for the heads-up.

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Take a huge Hollywood producer (Jerry Bruckheimer,) a larger than life director (Gore Verbinski,) and a budget greater than the GDP of Micronesia ($250 Million) and what do you get? Apparently Disney’s The Lone Ranger. A new TV spot for John Carter of Arizona the film hit the ‘net today. Filled action and trains and Depp, the trailer also has a small dash of new footage for the July 3rd tent pole flick.

Yet again previewing the tail of Tonto (Johnny Depp) and his trusty side-kick, the Not-As-Big-A-Box-Office-Draw Ranger (Armie Hammer), you can check it out below. (more…)

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With all the other movies coming out this summer – Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel – it kind of seems like The Lone Ranger‘s gotten lost in all the static. So now’s a good time to be reminded that it’s also coming out this year. I guess.

Today, two new character posters have been released featuring Armie Hammer as The Ranger, and Johnny Depp as his faithful sidekick Tonto.

Check out this one of Hammer as The Lone Ranger.

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And this one of Depp as Tonto.

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Synopsis: From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the team behind the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Disneys Defunked Lone Ranger To Move Forward

A little over a month ago Disney dropped the axe on the Jerry Bruckheimer produced, Gore Verbinski directed, $250+ million dollar werewolf laden Lone Ranger reboot. Now?  Deadline.com is saying the movie is back on and will go into production at the start of next year. While details are scarce, the official announcement is rumored to hit next week, the studio is reworking the plan and getting ready to hire back the crew. Johnny Depp is apparently still going to be Tonto, Verbinski (who also directed the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) and Bruckheimer will be there to make sure they waste as much money as possible on this terrible terrible idea. At least they seem to have cut the werewolves out of the most recent script.

This movie is a trigger point for me, causes flashbacks of “Jonah Hex”, “Cowboys and Aliens” and of course “Wild Wild West”. The unholy trinity of flashy big budget modern Hollywood westerns. Oh sure, there is a chance this movie could be good, right? Just as there is a chance a bus filled with sex starved cheerleaders will break down in front of my house and they only way to fix there bus is with steamy hot sexing.

Just checked, the bus isn’t out there, well penis… maybe tomorrow.

The budget will be trimmed, the deals re-worked, and the werewolves will be out and we’ll see if it makes it’s December 21st, 2012 release date.

Sources: Deadline.com and Hollywood Reporter

 

Armie Hammer is The Lone Ranger….Maybe

The Lone Ranger film -based on the blacked masked gunslinger from the classic radio show and television series – has been in the Hollywood machine since 2002. Only recently has the project made some headway. A while back an official logo (seen here) was released accompanied by news that Johnny Depp would be playing Tonto. Word has been hush since.

Well it looks like all they need now is a horse to play Silver because the masked gunslinger himself has been chosen and he’s married to Elizabeth Chambers. Hell yeah, The Lone Ranger is going to be Armie Hammer (The Social Network)

Who was that masked man anyway?

Written by Justin Haythe and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Armie is in early talks to star opposite Johnny Depp in the Gore Verbinski-directed film for Disney. If all goes well, Hammer could be shouting “Hi-yo Silver! Away!” sometime in the near future. Being that this is after all a Disney move it’s safe to say the highest rating this movie will see is a pg-13, but it could be straight gold rather then that weakling silver. Hammer will first get the role of the prince in Relativity Media’s Snow White, out June 29th, 2012.

The lone Ranger; a surviving Texas Ranger who was nursed back to health by the Indian Tonto rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good while living off a silver mine which supplies him with income and bullets.

Via: Deadline

I liked BadBoys1, I loved BadBoys2, and I was honestly wondering if we would get to see this callaboration at least one more time bewteen the team of Bay, Bruckheimer, Smith, and Lawrence. Although my opinion is that this will be bigger,more explosive and more expensive, that’s fine, because the best parts of the Bad Boys movies was Martin Lawrence and Will Smith bickering like a married couple. I am psyched to keep tabs on the future prospects of this film. You can read the facts from the HollywoodReporter below;

Columbia Pictures is developing a third installment of the high-octane “Bad Boys” franchise, tapping Peter Craig to pen the screenplay.

The hope is to have a script that would reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. At this point, with the project in the early stages, none has a deal to return.

The “Boys” movies feature Smith and Lawrence as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, caught up in cases involving car chases and explosions.

The first “Boys,” released in 1995, helped launch Bay as a director and Smith as an action star even though it was not a fire-stamped blockbuster — it grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide.

The sequel, released in 2003 when Bay and Smith’s stars had risen, grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide.

All parties have expressed a willingness to return if a story can be hammered out. One potential hurdle, however, would be the costly deals with the players.

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