EXCLUSIVE: With The Lone Ranger in the can, Disney, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp have turned their attention toward setting sail on a fifth installment underway of Pirates Of The Caribbean. While a number of pie in the sky giant directors are being mentioned, here are three helmers I hear are on the short list. Fredrik Bond, who helmed The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman, has been a favorite of Bruchkeimer and has been rumored for some time. The hot new candidate is the Kon-Tiki directing team of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who just fell out of the Legendary Pictures film Spectral; and I am also hearing buzz about Snow White And The Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders. The Kon-Tiki guys are the names I’m hearing most often, but no offer has been made and there will probably be a few more meetings prior to any of that happening. Production is being slotted for late this year or early next year, but the director will be locked within the next few weeks. Disney made an unexpected choice for the last film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with Rob Marshall, and that grossed over $1 billion. Given the names here, they’re clearly looking to inject fresh creative energy to the mix. Stay tuned.
Turner Classic Movies celebrates the life and career of Oscar-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck with the premiere of the new documentary “Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck.” This 90-minute documentary will have its world television premiere on Wednesday, May 8, followed by three of Zanuck’s films: “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Cocoon” and “Compulsion.”
“Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking” examines different facets of Zanuck’s life and career. It features interviews with Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and other stars.
Here is the schedule for “TCM Salutes Richard D. Zanuck” on May 8:
8 p.m.: “Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking.”
9:45 p.m: “Driving Miss Daisy” starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.
11:30 p.m.: “Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking” (encore) .
1:15 a.m.: “Cocoon” starring Don Ameche and Wilford Brimley.
3:30 a.m.: “Compulsion” starring Dean Stockwell and Bradford Dillman.
I have added a couple of videos to the video archive.
Captures have been added from those two videos to the photo archive.
And I have also added additional images to the photo archive that we did not have before.
Including more production stills from Alice In Wonderland
Huge thank you to JohnnyTim.com for some of the images.
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