Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales box-office

The reviews are in, and they aren’t pretty for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth Pirates film isn’t as lifeless as On Stranger Tides, but it’s not much livelier. But based on early box-office predictions, another underwhelming sequel likely won’t put an end to the 14-year-old franchise.

The fifth Pirates film is expected to make $80 million domestically over Memorial Day weekend. Below, check out the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales worldwide box office tracking.

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Geostorm Reshoots

You might have read that headline and thought, “What the hell is Geostorm?” Well, you’re not alone. This was a movie that was slated to arrive back in October, but ended up getting pushed back to January 2017 over the summer, only to be pushed back yet again to October 20, 2017. All this comes after the movie shot down in Louisiana in October of 2014. But now there’s more bad news regarding the movie.

A new report indicates that test screenings from last winter resulted in some unfavorable audience reactions, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Skydance had some extensive and expensive reshoots over the past two weeks to fix the movie without the film’s director Dean Devlin and with significant changes to the movie, including the addition of producer Jerry Bruckheimer to oversee the reshoots.

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Bad Boys 3 release date

After being absent from the big screen for 13 years, Detective Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) were initially scheduled to return next June. Unfortunately, last week we heard Sony had pushed Bad Boys For Life to 2018. The reason for the delay? According to director Joe Carnahan (The Grey), the decision was made partly because of scheduling.

Below, Joe Carnahan discusses the new Bad Boys 3 release date and what to expect from the sequel.

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Beverly Hills Cop

The on-again, off-again development process on Beverly Hills Cop 4 is officially on again. Paramount has tapped Belgian filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to direct the next installment of the action-comedy series, which will bring Eddie Murphy‘s Axel Foley back to his Detroit roots.  Read More »

Training Day TV show

Antoine Fuqua‘s film Training Day is still his most significant movie, and it helped propel the career of Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer. That Best Actor Oscar for star Denzel Washington didn’t hurt the film, either. Now there’s a Training Day TV show brewing, because of course there is.

The show was Fuqua’s idea, and he and original producer Jerry Bruckheimer are putting together a package with Warner Bros. TV. The show pitch is going out to the four major networks, and given the recognizance of the title we could see something come together relatively fast, with Fuqua directing the pilot.

Update: On August 13, CBS won a bidding war amongst the four major networks for the Training Day TV series. And, yeah, that seems a little weird, as CBS seems like pretty much the last place Training Day would be at home. The network goes as far as Criminal Minds when it comes to “gritty,” but perhaps things are changing, or perhaps this series will be less hardcore than the film. Deadline says the show has a pilot production commitment, so there’s a way to go before full series.

Original story with more details follows.
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Global Frequency TV series

The Warren Ellis-penned comic book series Global Frequency is getting its third shot at television. A decade ago, The WB tried to set a Global Frequency TV series in motion, shooting a pilot based on the comic about an organization that attempts to protect the world from the influence of covert government actions. But the show didn’t get picked up, and the pilot, which starred Michelle Forbes and Josh Hopkins, disappeared into the aether, destined to be shared illegally for years to come. The CW tried again with a new pilot script a few years later, but that one didn’t even shoot.

Now, Fox has ordered a pilot for a new Global Frequency TV series, with Jerry Bruckheimer exec producing and Farscape and Defiance creator Rockne S. O’Bannon writing. Read More »

Michael Bay Cocaine Show

Old colleagues in arms Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer are working together on a new show for TNT. The cable channel has ordered the pilot for a show that will explore the heady and dangerous days of the 1970s cocaine trade in Florida. The show has been developing for a while, but TNT has finally given the pilot the green light to the Michael Bay cocaine show. (Which sounds like a variety show I would watch so hard.) Read More »

Top Gun 2 Justin marks

Top Gun 2 was getting ready to take flight when the 2012 death of Tony Scott left the project grounded. But now it’s preparing to try and launch again.

Justin Marks, the writer of Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book, has been entered talks for the sequel. Tom Cruise remains attached to reprise his role as Maverick. Hit the jump for more details.

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The Purge Anarchy 3

Just because J.K. Rowling returned to Harry Potter doesn’t mean Daniel Radcliffe has any plans to. Also after the jump:

  • Olivia Munn and Ken Jeong will tag along for Ride Along 2
  • Pirates 5 will go light on the monsters, says Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Bad Boys III will have a screenplay in the next few months
  • Yes, National Treasure 3 is still in active development
  • Jurassic World gets bloody in an intriguing new set photo
  • See a new batch of high-res stills from The Purge: Anarchy
  • Check out the first stills from SLC Punk 2: Punk’s Dead
  • Director Elizabeth Banks teases the plot of Pitch Perfect 2
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One releases a ridiculous trailer

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Pirates 5 shoots 2015

Will audiences, like battered old ships, soon have to weather a year-long barrage of new Pirates of the Caribbean marketing? While the Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp partnership with Disney isn’t what it once was — Bruckheimer doesn’t even have a deal with the studio any longer — there’s still a plan to make Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

The film has been in development for a while, with Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg set to direct from a script by Jeff Nathanson. Despite the fact that cast rumors have come up, however, Disney said earlier this year that the film isn’t greenlit, and it isn’t on the release schedule.

But now Bruckheimer says they hope to shoot the film in early 2015, which means a 2016 release could be planned. Read More »