Next Christmas, get your “Hi-yoo Silver!” on as Disney has now set a holiday release date for The Lone Ranger. Directed by Gore Verbinski, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Armie Hammer as the title character and Johnny Depp as Tonto, the film is scheduled to hit the big screen on December 21, 2012. Read more after the break. Read More »

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If you take the plunge and watch Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides this weekend, you might leave the theater wondering how the hell that movie was greenlit. Sometimes it all starts with a pitch meeting, and the video below is a recreation of how pitching ideas to Jerry Bruckheimer might really work. It will put Pirates 4 into perspective. Read More »

UPDATE: A rep for Ryan Gosling told Entertainment Weekly that he would not be appearing in this film. Original story follows.

Though it’s still a ways off, we know that, eventually, Gore Verbinski will direct a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Disney version of The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. But you can’t have Tonto without the title character himself and now The Wrap has learned that Ryan Gosling is in preliminary talks to scream “Hi-yo Silver!” Read more after the break. Read More »

Those of you who get cranky every time you remember Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides exists may want to avert your eyes, because the next sentence will only upset you further. We already knew that Disney was planning for the fifth and sixth installments of the series, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer has announced that the screenplay is already in progress. Read more after the jump.

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In 2006, Billy Corben‘s documentary Cocaine Cowboys, about the rise of the drug trade in ’70s and ’80s Miami, became the jumping-off point for more than one project. By 2008 HBO had commissioned a pilot script for a series based on the documentary, and for several years a feature film has been in slow development also based on the doc.

We just heard that David O. Russell is attached to direct the feature version. And now, after being dormant for some time, the HBO series is coming back to life with a new pilot script from The Pacific writer Michelle Ashford. Read More »

Briefly: Jon Spaihts immediately became a writer to watch when he was tapped to write an Alien prequel for Ridley Scott, after his scripts Shadow 19 and Passengers drew interest from studios and actors. Now his Alien prequel has become Prometheus in the hands of Damon Lindelof and Mr. Scott, so it seems it’s time for Mr. Spaihts to move on.

So Jon Spaihts is continuing his relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer, for whom the writer is already tapped to pen an adaptation of the graphic novel World War Robot. Now he’s sold another pitch to Bruckheimer, and while we don’t know the details of the story, it is being called a ‘space adventure.’  [Variety]

Despite The Tourist performing well-below domestic expectations, no one would argue the drawing power of Johnny Depp. The famously reclusive actor generally stays out of the spotlight long enough to pick and choose whatever projects he wants to do and then he usually does them incredibly well. A few years back, Depp had a reputation for being so choosy with his roles that he probably never would have agreed to a big budget sequel, let alone two of them.

Fast-forward to 2011 and Johnny Depp has his fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides peaking up over the horizon (it opens May 20) and in a new interview he says that he’d even be game for a fifth installment. Just in case, Disney has already rehired Terry Rossio, who co-wrote the first four films, to write a script for a fifth. Read the exact quote and more after the break. Read More »

‘Lone Ranger’ Logo Revealed

The Lone Ranger

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed the official logo for Walt Disney Pictures’ Lone Ranger on his new official website. Hit the jump to see the full logo.
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