Friday, September 25, 2009

Pirates Of The Caribben 4: On Stranger Tides

The fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise has been officially given the name Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The film is set for a summer, 2011 release and there is already some controversy surrounding it.

One point is that Johnny Depp may be wavering in his commitment to the film, possibly because of the departure of Dick Cook, now former Chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Cook had been instrumental in encouraging Depp's interpretation of Captain Jack Sparrow - a portrayal which no doubt was a key element in the success of the franchise.

Another point of controversy (at least, its controversial to some) is the film's title, which is the same as a novel by Tim Powers. In fact, the plot of that book and the upcoming film also bear similarities and it was revealed that Disney had optioned it.

Some good POTC 4 news, actor Geoffrey Rush is on board to bring Captain Barbossa to life once again. See more on that here.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 News

The winds have it that Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is pushing towards a 2012 release date. Actor Russell Brand is to play Jack Sparrow's brother in the upcoming film.


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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Stuart Gordon also planning Pirate movie

I have heard from more sources that another Pirate movie is being planned by Stuart Gordon. Gordon is known for films in the horror and sci-fi genres, so his could be an interesting piece. I have not really heard of any pirates movies in the horror genre before (although horror is not something that typically interest me, so I may have over looked them). Click here for more info.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Captain Kidd (1945) available for download

The public domain (and historically questionable) film, Captain Kidd (1945) is available for download and/or viewing at The film stars Charles Laughton as Captain Kidd. The film is not without merit. The story manages to make a complete arc, which is not something that can be said for every movie nowadays. This film is in the public domain, but it has been released on DVD numerous times, sometimes along with Return to Treasure Island a.k.a. Long John Silver (1954). The DVD in my possession is from a company called American Home Treasures.

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