Pirates of the Caribbean reboot writers

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean reboot is going to need some new writers. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers behind Deadpool and Zombieland, were tasked with steering the Disney franchise towards uncharted waters, but they’ve now sailed off in another direction. Reese and Wernick have left due to being too busy with other obligations. Now, the fate of the Pirates reboot remains uncertain.

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spiderhead

Joseph Kosinski is currently directing Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, but as soon as he’s done with that, he’s flying on over to Netflix. Kosinski has been tapped to helm Spiderhead, a sci-fi film from Deadpool and Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Based on a George Saunders short story, Spiderhead focuses on convicts in the near-future who agree to become test subjects for scientific experiments in exchange for reduced prison sentences.

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wayne trailer

Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have a new streaming series premiering on YouTube Premium today, although they did not create Wayne. They are producing the half hour series for creator Shawn Simmons, and YouTube Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels calls the show “Dirty Harry in high school.”

Wayne (Mark McKenna) is a teenager heading south to recover his late father’s stolen ’78 Trans Am. Wherever he stops along the way, trouble seems to find Wayne, but he’s resourceful enough to get out of it and continue towards Florida.

Reese and Wernick spoke with /Film by phone before the holidays, when they also previewed Once Upon a Deadpool and the upcoming Zombieland sequel. At the time, they weren’t addressing the news they were attached to a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, which has since been confirmed. Wayne premieres today on YouTube Premium.

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wayne trailer

Disgruntled teens on the run from oppressive adults, expressing their nihilistic worldview through wry wit and brutal violence, seems to be a popular template these days for a TV show. It worked for Netflix’s critically acclaimed The End of the F***ing World, and now the new YouTube Premium series Wayne looks to capture that lightning in a bottle again.

Produced by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul WernicWayne follows a teen malcontent (Sing Street‘s Mark McKenna) who sets off on the road with his new crush (Ciara Bravo) to take back the vintage car stolen from his dad before he died. See the first Wayne trailer below.

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Deadpool 2 New Scenes

The upcoming PG-13 re-release of Deadpool 2 on December 21 is surprising for two reasons. One is that  the whole point of Deadpool is that it’s R-rated. The other is that the re-release will actually feature new footage, so it is a new cut of the film.

Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick spoke to /Film about their upcoming YouTube Premium series Wayne this week and discussed the Deadpool 2 reshoots for this upcoming release.

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zombieland 2

Zombieland 2 has been rumored ever since the original became a hit. Even when writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick planned a Zombieland television series, there were still future movie plans. Now Zombieland 2 is going into production this January, coincidentally the same time Reese and Wernick’s YouTube Premium series Wayne will premiere.

Reese and Wernick spoke with /Film early about Wayne. When the subject of Zombieland 2 came up, they acknowledged that their story has changed over the decade its been in development.

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pirates of the caribbean reboot

If you thought the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise had sailed off into the wild blue yonder, think again! Disney is apparently exploring a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, and they want the Deadpool writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to handle the script. Jerry Bruckheimer will still serve as producer, but there’s a good chance none of the original cast will return – including Johnny Depp.

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McDonald's Monopoly movie

That was fast. Mere days after The Daily Beast published an explosive, entertaining story about a huge scam surrounding McDonald’s Monopoly game, a film is officially in the works. Ben Affleck is set to direct, Matt Damon is set to star, and the writers of Deadpool will tackle the script.

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Deadpool 2 Trailer Breakdown - Ryan Reynolds

As soon as Deadpool 2 hit theaters last weekend, fans wanted to talk about the hilarious mid-credits scenes. We took a deep dive into what happened during the credits, mostly because a couple moments raised some big questions about the future of Deadpool. Now some new details have come to light that provide some answers to those questions.

But in order to talk about them, we need to dive into some major spoilers, so proceed at your own risk. Read More »

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Deadpool 2 Extended Cut

Deadpool 2 only just arrived in theaters this past weekend, but director David Leitch is already teasing a director’s cut.

Right now, the cut of Deadpool 2 that audiences can see in theaters clocks in at exactly 2 hours. But before that cut came together, there was an early version of the film that David Leitch put together in order to show producers. The initial cut of the movie came in at 2 hours and 12 minutes, and that’s the version Leitch is working on restoring with Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

So what will the Deadpool 2 extended cut include? We know a couple of the scenes that will make it back into the movie, and it sounds like there will be plenty of new jokes for fans to soak up as well. Read More »