Posts Tagged ‘ Johnny Depp ’

Disney Reducing the Cost of ‘The Lone Ranger’

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August 16, 2011
The Lone Ranger

News has just surfaced that the costs associated with Disney’s Lone Ranger project are spiralling out of control. Now producer Jerry Bruckheimer is scrambling to shrink those costs down. There have been misleading rumors circling around recently that Disney has completely pulled the plug on the project altogether, but this couldn’t be further from...
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Disney in Discussions With Johnny Depp For Pirates 5

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July 7, 2011
Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office so far, much to Disney’s delight. Pirates is no doubt a hugely successful and lucrative franchise, one that Disney wishes to further capitalise on. So it should come as no surprise to anyone to learn of Disney’s...
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Johnny Depp Stars in ‘The Rum Diary’

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March 29, 2011
Johnny Depp Stars in ‘The Rum Diary’

The Rum Diary is an adaptation of a novel written by Hunter S. Thompson in the early 1960’s, but wasn’t published until 1998. Depp plays the leading character in the movie and it’s the second film he’s starred in that was written by Hunter S. Thompson, the first being Fear And Loathing In Las...
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Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

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March 14, 2011
Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

Hollywood producers can all breathe a sigh of relief because harmful cost cutting by the major studios appears to have abated, albeit for the time being. In the past six months, production deals at the major studios have increased by 5% to a total of 152. Big names like Roy Lee, Darren Aronofsky, John...
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Revival Of The Western Genre

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March 12, 2011
Revival Of The Western Genre

In both its classic and hybrid forms, the western was pronounced dead. But now a new generation of filmgoers are welcoming it back, prompting a rebirth of the western genre, albeit in hybrid form. Hero Complex examined the search for the new old west in Hollywood. It looked at Rango (2011), which is filled...
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