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Burton on Pirates??

10.09.2008

Recently Disney made the announcement that Johnny Depp was set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie (and reportedly for $50+ million). But what wasn't announced were any details on the movie itself, namely who would be directing. Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three films, has been non-committal on a fourth movie. While he's off prepping BIOSHOCK, could Disney be looking to another FOJD (Friend of Johnny Depp) to take the reigns? Cinema Blend is reporting that Tim Burton would direct if Verbinski bails. Burton is currently busy filming ALICE IN WONDERLAND (which just began production), a film that not-so-coincidentally is set up at Disney. Cinema Blend also reports that the early concepts for the movie are set to introduce Captain Jack's brother and that Sacha Baron Cohen and Russell Brand are being discussed internally at Disney to take the role. While all these rumors would be great if they were true, even their source, which they describe as "proven," said to take the news with a "grain of salt." For more elaboration on the rumors, head over to Cinema Blend to read the full scoop.

Extra Tidbit: Don't forget that Burton was set to direct a feature-length version of FRANKENWEENIE for Disney after ALICE wraps.
Source: Cinema Blend

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11:57PM on 10/09/2008
OMFG how can eny one say pirates 2 was shit it was by far BY FAR the best one out of the lot and i cant wate for a 4th movie
OMFG how can eny one say pirates 2 was shit it was by far BY FAR the best one out of the lot and i cant wate for a 4th movie
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10:13PM on 10/09/2008
I'd prefer to see a stop-motion, feature-length Frankenweenie. From what I've heard, that's still happening, so this is pretty much in Rumourland until Disney and/or Burton make an announcement.
I'd prefer to see a stop-motion, feature-length Frankenweenie. From what I've heard, that's still happening, so this is pretty much in Rumourland until Disney and/or Burton make an announcement.
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6:43PM on 10/09/2008

actually luke319

The second and third movie were made together, the reason why the third sucked was because they pulled a Matrix and got cocky but the plot got stretched wayyy too far out. Yeah totally needless but these are EVENT films, blockbusters!!! They are MEANT to produce sequels, now if they made a Departed sequel, that would be unnecessary (so lets hope they dont).

And just because a movie is on Top 10 lists or IMDB top 250 doesnt make it good, OPINION my friend is differnet person to person.
The second and third movie were made together, the reason why the third sucked was because they pulled a Matrix and got cocky but the plot got stretched wayyy too far out. Yeah totally needless but these are EVENT films, blockbusters!!! They are MEANT to produce sequels, now if they made a Departed sequel, that would be unnecessary (so lets hope they dont).

And just because a movie is on Top 10 lists or IMDB top 250 doesnt make it good, OPINION my friend is differnet person to person.
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6:04PM on 10/09/2008

One thing that annoys me...

...is when studios make needless sequels. Another thing that annoys me is when people start to complain about the original movie sucking just because the originals were sub-par. Plissken, you're perfectly entitled to think all three movies suck, but really why are you reading this article then?

The fact is the first movie was good. It's at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, is in the IMDB's Top 250 and appeared on 7 different "Top 10 of 2003" lists including The New York Times and TIME
...is when studios make needless sequels. Another thing that annoys me is when people start to complain about the original movie sucking just because the originals were sub-par. Plissken, you're perfectly entitled to think all three movies suck, but really why are you reading this article then?

The fact is the first movie was good. It's at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, is in the IMDB's Top 250 and appeared on 7 different "Top 10 of 2003" lists including The New York Times and TIME Magazine.

Incidentally it happened to make half billion dollars for Disney. Of coruse they're going to do sequels. What happened next is a very common situation.

1. Original is a good film and it makes a lot of money.
2. Sequel is a good film and it makes a lot of money.
3. Studio gets cocky thinks they can make a crappy third film and it'll still make just as much money.
4. Studio is wrong.

This is not a new problem. It's what happened to the original Superman (and to a lesser extent) Star Wars series. Today it's happening to the Pirates and Spider-Man series (as far as their stateside grosses at least).
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5:23PM on 10/09/2008
For you information cupajoe, Indy took his hat away from his son. It wasn't passed on at all. Although I don't expect people who hated KOTCS to really care anyway.

As for Burton, I don't know how I feel about him directing a PIRATES flick. I love the guy and enjoy all his movies, but PIRATES doesn't seem like a good fit for him. Although I do agree that having a new director would be nice.
For you information cupajoe, Indy took his hat away from his son. It wasn't passed on at all. Although I don't expect people who hated KOTCS to really care anyway.

As for Burton, I don't know how I feel about him directing a PIRATES flick. I love the guy and enjoy all his movies, but PIRATES doesn't seem like a good fit for him. Although I do agree that having a new director would be nice.
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5:20PM on 10/09/2008

O my...

The first one: OK but too long.
The second one: shitty and way too long.
The third one: one of the worst movie I've seen in years.
The fourth one: since Burton has been replaced by a bad clone since Mars attacks! box-office failure, I couldn't care less about a new fuckin' Jack Sparrow assventure.
The first one: OK but too long.
The second one: shitty and way too long.
The third one: one of the worst movie I've seen in years.
The fourth one: since Burton has been replaced by a bad clone since Mars attacks! box-office failure, I couldn't care less about a new fuckin' Jack Sparrow assventure.
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5:06PM on 10/09/2008
YES! Anything that keeps Burton from directing a full length version of Frankenweenie is a good thing!

Also, Sacha Baron Cohen as a pirate would be amazing.
YES! Anything that keeps Burton from directing a full length version of Frankenweenie is a good thing!

Also, Sacha Baron Cohen as a pirate would be amazing.
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4:42PM on 10/09/2008

WOW

This sounds friggin great.. Love Burton movies that aren't musicals

But we'll see
This sounds friggin great.. Love Burton movies that aren't musicals

But we'll see
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3:28PM on 10/09/2008
Just introduce a long lost son and then we can have a scene where he swings with monkeys and at the end we can have a jack wedding with his captian hat being passed on to the son.
Just introduce a long lost son and then we can have a scene where he swings with monkeys and at the end we can have a jack wedding with his captian hat being passed on to the son.
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2:12PM on 10/09/2008
VOTE NADER 2008
VOTE NADER 2008
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1:46PM on 10/09/2008

Sweet Jeebus ur KIDDING me?

I mean REALLY ???
Wonder... you think they replace Calypso with Bonham Carter?
this news has me... Im actually angry wtf
WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD
I mean REALLY ???
Wonder... you think they replace Calypso with Bonham Carter?
this news has me... Im actually angry wtf
WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD
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1:14PM on 10/09/2008
Man I fucking hate Russell Brand, but I thought he was excellent in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Man I fucking hate Russell Brand, but I thought he was excellent in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
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12:58PM on 10/09/2008
I'd prefer more visual continuity with the other films, and though I like Burton I'm afraid he might bring to many differences to the franchise (on second thought, that might not be too bad).

And I can't stand Brand, his entire persona seems like a bad Jack Sparrow imitation. Cohen is infinently more talented.
I'd prefer more visual continuity with the other films, and though I like Burton I'm afraid he might bring to many differences to the franchise (on second thought, that might not be too bad).

And I can't stand Brand, his entire persona seems like a bad Jack Sparrow imitation. Cohen is infinently more talented.
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12:51PM on 10/09/2008
Fuck Burton. Fuck Pirates. Fuck that.
Fuck Burton. Fuck Pirates. Fuck that.
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12:45PM on 10/09/2008
This is the first time I ever disagree with Beatrix... Brand would be so good. You have to check out more of him on YouTube. Don't take him just off of Sarah Marshall.

As for Burton... I don't know if I'm feeling it either.
This is the first time I ever disagree with Beatrix... Brand would be so good. You have to check out more of him on YouTube. Don't take him just off of Sarah Marshall.

As for Burton... I don't know if I'm feeling it either.
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12:16PM on 10/09/2008
Maybe Burton can dish out a true sequel to the first one! Pirates 2 & 3 don't exist. That's fact, not opinion.
Maybe Burton can dish out a true sequel to the first one! Pirates 2 & 3 don't exist. That's fact, not opinion.
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11:55AM on 10/09/2008
The first one was great,the rest was crap.Bring on Burton!
The first one was great,the rest was crap.Bring on Burton!
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11:23AM on 10/09/2008
I thought I'd never have to say this either but, I'd rather not see Burton take this franchise on. It already has it's own feel and to bring in Burton would change all those things that people dig about it.

and I love Burton, I really do but no.

And I'd rather they cast Sasha than that Brand dude.
I thought I'd never have to say this either but, I'd rather not see Burton take this franchise on. It already has it's own feel and to bring in Burton would change all those things that people dig about it.

and I love Burton, I really do but no.

And I'd rather they cast Sasha than that Brand dude.
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11:10AM on 10/09/2008

I rarely say this but....

.... NOOOOOOO! The man has made three good movies AT MOST. There is NO WAY he can deliver a movie like "Pirates of the Caribbean". First, he would do the whole damn thing in a studio. Second, he would have Danny Elfman do the music. Third, it would have an ending that was complete crap.

If you can't hire someone of Martin Campbell's quality, forget it.
.... NOOOOOOO! The man has made three good movies AT MOST. There is NO WAY he can deliver a movie like "Pirates of the Caribbean". First, he would do the whole damn thing in a studio. Second, he would have Danny Elfman do the music. Third, it would have an ending that was complete crap.

If you can't hire someone of Martin Campbell's quality, forget it.
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11:07AM on 10/09/2008
I don't know about Burton directing but Russell Brand as Sparrow's brother? Sounds promising.
I don't know about Burton directing but Russell Brand as Sparrow's brother? Sounds promising.
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10:46AM on 10/09/2008
Just let this franchise die. The first film was barely entertaining. The second was good especially introducing Bill Nighy's villian, but collapsed under its own weight to set up the third film. And why is that every "final" film in a franchise always introduces an Asian villian or involves karate ?
Just let this franchise die. The first film was barely entertaining. The second was good especially introducing Bill Nighy's villian, but collapsed under its own weight to set up the third film. And why is that every "final" film in a franchise always introduces an Asian villian or involves karate ?
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