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Gore Verbinski turned down and changed his mind on directing PotC4. About that he informed Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer.

“I had a fantastic time bringing ‘Pirates’ to life, and I am eternally grateful to Jerry, Johnny and the rest of the creative and production team,” he said. “I’m looking forward to all of us crossing paths again in the future.”

He will still work together with Johnny on the movie Rango, with Johnny giving voice for the CG-character.

We don’t know yet who will direct PotC4, but we’ll post as soon as we know 🙂

PotC4 is at insiders rumoured to be filmed in Australia and New Zealand

Credit to and Robert Sanchez for this news!!!
What we have all been waiting for. And as we sat in our homes today. history was in the making as Johnny was back again cressed in his garb as none other than our Captain Jack Sparrow!!!! Drinks all around!


Written by Robert Sanchez
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
They pulled out all the stops at the Walt Disney Studios Showcase today with everything but a marching band! That is until the USC marching band showed up playing THE LONE RANGER theme!

This is where it gets interesting, in the background the Lone Ranger logo appeared on the screen, but that’s not all, the screen pulled up to reveal someone dressed in The Lone Ranger costume on a white horse and everything.

After the Lone Ranger left the stage, Dick Cook said Disney did not know just yet who would be playing the Lone Ranger, but he says they have had several candidates.

Just then, from behind, someone in full Jack Sparrow regalia came out onto the stage holding a nickel plated revolver and wearing the Lone Ranger black mask.

He removes the mask to reveal his true identity JOHNNY DEPP!!

The audience yet wild to say the least!

Cook says it would be a perfect Trifecta, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and now as The Lone Ranger and he promised Disney would throw in another Pirates movie for good measure.

UPDATE: Disney has just confirmed to IESB that Depp in fact is officially signed on to play TONTO in the Lone Ranger film and not the Lone Ranger himself.

It looks like Disney and Depp certainly have a long relationship ahead!

It was an amazing day at the Disney preview and Depp was certainly the icing on the cake!

This goes along with something we reported some time ago that Pirates helmer Gore Verbinski and crew including writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio would be behind the Lone Ranger film, Depp likes to work with those he knows…

24 March 2008   Movies No Comments

Thanks to the wonderful Whatsername, I could add a transcript of Pirates of the Caribbean 3 – At World’s End to the scripts section.

Thanks, Whatsername!

22 December 2007   Movies No Comments

While we in Europe still have to wait, our staffer lizzy4depp had the chance to watch Sweeney Todd. Twice!

And the first thing she did at home was, writing this wonderful review for us all:

click here to read it!

Short excerpt:

“…Whoever said that Johnny only sings in this movie obviously missed this piece, in which as his hands connect with the blades, turns into a poetic dance…”

It is wonderful to read, and you do not need to fear any spoilers. She did not tell anything about the story itself.

22 December 2007   Movies No Comments

As the opening credits and music fill the screen, my mind is full of visions of the dark, violent bloody mess that may await me. Afraid to look at the screen but to enamored to look away, I hold my breath in anticipation of Johnny Depp’s entrance as this “demon barber.” I don’t have long to wait as the opening shot brings him right to the front of the screen as his newfound singing voice fills the air, something that is in no way a comparison to the listening of the soundtrack. The cinematography, a typical Tim Burton appearance, is familiar; yet beautiful in a strange compelling way. The biggest surprise is that the next hour and 55 minutes is not as much a scary horror-fest, as the press have painted it; but yet a scattering of giggles and laughter stemmed from the witty-sided humor that is peppered throughout the film. Helena is a shining star in this tale, standing out amongst the backdrop of the gloomy London streets.

The most fulfilling scene in this artist mural is the first song by Sweeny to his razors. Whoever said that Johnny only sings in this movie obviously missed this piece, in which as his hands connect with the blades, turns into a poetic dance. His beautiful fingers caressing and grasping the silver as he proceeds to sway his arms and gracefully move across the screen in something that resembles no less than a waltz, with the razors as his partner. Throughout the story you can see that Johnny is more than comfortable with these tools of Sweeny’s trade, a reminiscent of Edward’s hand or Jack’s sword that have always become an extension of himself. His singing his strong and true with an unwavering conviction. The audience experienced a hushed silence following the climatic ending that echoed of the classical film area, with Johnny in a more than masterful pose that will stick in your mind as his greatest exit in any film.

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8 December 2006   Movies No Comments

We added a page for the Starz original movie “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson”. There’s also a review of the film online for you to read in advance. The film premieres on Starz on December 12.

– Conny

25 November 2006   Movies No Comments

I’ ve uploaded some new scripts of the movies The Astronaut’s wife, Benny &Joon, Dead Man, Finding Neverland, From Hell, Nick of Time, Once upon a time in Mexico and The Libertine.You can find all here

The transcript written by and used with the courtesey of Angela Sugden. Thanx.

– News staffer –
We are looking for a new news staffer.
If you are always up-to-date, are good in English and know, which news are most likely real and not just bad gossips, and you are interested in taking over the job, please email to martina (at) Rumors of Will Turner’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Fans afraid that Orlando Bloom won’t return to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films can rest easy. Despite buzz that Bloom’s character would be sacrificed because of budget constraints, the rumors are “completely unfounded.”

Public Relations firm New Market Strategies informed journalists via email that Bloom will return to the swashbuckling franchise.

“As some of you may have seen,” begins the statement, “there have been some rumors going around online regarding potential absence of Orlando Bloom in the future ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films. We are working closely with Disney and want you to know that while we cannot comment on specific plot points, such rumors are completely unfounded.”

The third installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” is due in theaters May 2007.


HOLLYWOOD – Orlando Bloom’s much-loved character in Pirates of the Caribbean will reportedly be killed off in the fourth installment of the Disney series — so says a Disney insider who spoke to the British paper Daily Star.

According to the source, the script for the fourth film is currently being written, and Disney bean counters are already examining ways to cut its massive costs.

According to British newspaper reports, Bloom’s character Will Turner is deemed “not necessary” to the sea-faring saga, although his cast mates Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp are unaffected by the cutbacks.

The report also states that the films’ minor characters, who were faithfully brought back for the first sequel, are also on the chopping block.

28 July 2006   Movies No Comments

With courtesey of Nevoreiel I could upload her transcript for Pirates of the Caribbean 2 – Dead Man’s Chest

Thanks a lot Nevoreiel!!