October 8, 2008
Pirates 4 Rumors Float to Surface
Tim Burton directing the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean"? Sacha Baron Cohen (or Russell Brand) playing Jack Sparrow's brother? Yes, it's wacky rumor time for the "Pirates" sequel, and CinemaBlend has got 'em all in one place.
July 26, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Mmmmmmmmmmm Box Office Feast!
Bart, Lisa, and the whole gang from Springfield will charge into multiplexes across North America and much of the world this weekend in the highly anticipated animated comedy The Simpsons Movie which looks to easily conquer the box office.
May 15, 2007
ILM Joins the "Iron Man" Team
In an effort to bring you absolutely every single piece of available "Iron Man" news, there's this: ILM was just hired to do all the fancy effects work.
May 14, 2007
"Superman" Reigns at The Saturn Awards
Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" cleaned house at the Saturn Awards over the weekend. (Hey, don't laugh. The Saturn Awards have been around for over 30 years and they pay some fine attention to the genre films we all love so much.)
May 11, 2007
Bruckheimer Hints About "Pirates" Spinoffs
It's been well-reported that Johnny Depp would have no problem staying on with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, and it seems like producer Jerry Bruckheimer just might have a few tricks up his sleeve.
May 8, 2007
"Pirates 4" -- Hold the Gore (Verbinski)?
It might not come as a shock to hear that director Gore Verbinski probably wants to take a break from the "Pirates" some time soon. Word is he might be collaborating with "Bloom County" creator Berkeley Breathed on a CGI flick.
April 16, 2007
"Pirates 3" Promo Piece!
Hey, did you guys hear there's a new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie coming out? Yep, end of May. We showed you the first theatrical trailer last week, and now comes a nifty little mini-promo video that's got some action, some interviews, and some all-new footage!
April 4, 2007
Early Plans for a "Pirates 4"?
Whenever a new sequel hits the horizon and everyone gets all excited ... we get hungry for (yes) extra sequels! Now it seems there's some early rumblings about a fourth chapter in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series -- although I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to happen.
March 22, 2007
RT-UK Exclusive: Edit Suite Report and New Pics for "Stardust"
In an otherwise unremarkable office building in London's trendy Soho, the clichés are out in force; magic is being made, fantasies are coming to life and dreams are being realised. It may be marketing agencies, new media designers and ad companies in the vicinity, but on the second floor of this particular building a small group of people are putting the finishing touches to "Stardust", one of Paramount's late summer tent-pole releases, and perhaps the most ambitious film ever to be made in Britain.
March 7, 2007
Box Office in 2006 a Big Boost Over 2005
Remember when everyone wouldn't shut up about the box office "slump" in 2005? Well, that story is now a distant memory. The 2006 domestic box office was up 5.5% over 2005 ... and that's a lot of money.
February 21, 2007
Who Wants Some Mild "Pirates 3" Spoilers?
Wow, this is tough. Really tempting and seriously tough to resist: A bunch of plot details from "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" have hit the internet, and I really don't know what to do. I hate spoilers so darn much, but I just gotta know about the "P3" plot!
February 11, 2007
BAFTA 2007 Winners Announced
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007 took place tonight at the Royal Opera House in London's trendy Covent Garden and Rotten Tomatoes UK were there to sip champagne and do our very best to stay sober enough to report back to you. And it was a ceremony full of surprises; an open field outside of Best Actor and Actress (which went to Forest Whitaker for Last King of Scotland and Helen Mirren for The Queen respectively) with no one film winning more than three awards.
February 2, 2007
RT-UK Exclusive: Win Tickets to the BAFTAs!
The hottest event in the British film calendar, the Orange British Academy Film Awards, takes place in London on Sunday 11th February. With more stars than the night sky dressed up to the nines looking to collect those coveted gold masks - this week's RT-UK theme is "cliché" in case you'd be wondering - it's the best party in London and Rotten Tomatoes UK have teamed up with those movie-loving folks at Orange to give one of our wonderful readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the glam event!
January 4, 2007
Overall Box Office Up More Than 3% from 2005
Total domestic box office showed a 3.4% climb in 2006, thanks mainly to semi-expensive profit-turners like "Talladega Nights," "The Break-Up," and "The Devil Wears Prada." And boy oh boy did Sony have a good year!
December 21, 2006
First Pic of Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow Senior!
Johnny Depp used him as inspiration for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." He was supposed to pop up in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," but didn't. And now he's guaranteed to appear in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." We now have a picture to prove it!
December 14, 2006
First Official "Pirates 3" Pics!
We've seen a few sketchy-looking on-set snapshots from the third "Pirates of the Caribbean" flick, but not this pretty. Click on in to enjoy a few crisp-looking photos from "At Worlds End."
December 6, 2006
A Young Captain Jack in "Pirates 3"?
The latest rumor swirling around about the next (and final?) "Pirates of the Caribbean" flick is that we just might get a peek at what Captain Jack Sparrow looked like ... as a kid!
November 14, 2006
Ms. Swann Leaving the "Pirates" Nest?
With "Pirates of the Carbbean: At Worlds End" being primed for its summertime release, the actors are now sharing their thoughts on the future of the series. And as far as Keira Knightley is concerned, she seems fine with moving on when the trilogy ends.
November 8, 2006
The People's Choices Have Been Made
Everyone always says The Oscars would be better if "normal people" were allowed to vote on them. And yet every year, The People's Choice Awards Nominations are embarrassingly silly.
October 11, 2006
Orlando Bloom Not NOT In Future "Pirates of the Caribbean" Flicks
RT has confirmed with some tight-lipped Disney PR associates that recent rumors speculating that Orlando Bloom's character would possibly be killed off in any future "Pirates of the Caribbean" spin-offs that might possibly be in the works are "completely unfounded."
October 9, 2006
Bloom Out For "Pirates 4?"
Is Will Turner, Orlando Bloom's character in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, marked for death? According to WENN (via Cinescape), the script for the fourth "Pirates" movie is in the works, and it may sanction the demise of Jack Sparrow's young sidekick.
October 2, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Open Season Shoots Up #1 Opening
Ashton Kutcher ambushed the top two spots at the North American box office this weekend playing an animated mule and a Coast Guard rookie in Open Season and The Guardian, respectively. Both films enjoyed strong openings pumping in a combined $40M and helped the marketplace beat last year's levels for the first time in four weeks. The weekend's other new wide release, the comedy School for Scoundrels, saw more modest results with a fourth place bow.
September 13, 2006
Day and Date for "Pirates 3"
According to Screen International, Disney has revealed that the second "Pirates" sequel, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," will have a global day-and-date release next summer.
September 1, 2006
"Pirates 3" Title Confirmed
There was some speculation that Disney might go in another direction, but it looks like "Pirates 3" will definitely arrive with its screenwriters' choice of titles: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End." (No apostrophe.)
August 27, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Invincible" Scores #1 Opening
Football season was back in swing at the North American box office this weekend as Disney's real-life pigskin drama "Invincible" scored a number-one opening by more than doubling the ticket sales of its nearest competitor. The rest of the films in the top ten were packed into a tight range and were separated by a mere $2.6M meaning chart positions could change when final numbers are released on Monday.
August 23, 2006
"Dead Man's Chest" DVD Due December 5th
I know it's hardly "news" when a recent theatrical release earns a DVD date, but we're talking about "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," one of the biggest blockbusters of this or any year, plus (more importantly) a movie I really liked a whole lot. And surprise! There'll be two different DVD packages...
August 20, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Snakes Opens at #1, But Lacks Bite
Samuel L. Jackson's much-talked-about thriller Snakes on a Plane landed in first place at the North American box office this weekend, but lacked the kind of bite that was expected given all the media attention and internet buzz that surrounded the film.
August 10, 2006
Box Office Preview: "World Trade Center" Arrives in Theaters
Another frame packed with four new national releases is led by Oliver Stone's 9/11 drama "World Trade Center" from Paramount. A trio of lower profile pics round out the weekend - Sony's family adventure "Zoom," Buena Vista's teen drama "Step Up," and The Weinstein Company's horror flick "Pulse." Despite all the new entries, Will Ferrell will try to win the box office title for the second consecutive time with his comedy "Talladega Nights" which has been racing well ahead of its competition since opening last weekend.
July 27, 2006
Box Office Preview: Miami Vice Turns Up B.O. Heat
With cops, drug dealers, and lots of bullets flying, the action film Miami Vice hits theaters across North America this weekend with its aim squarely on the number one spot. Young kids, meanwhile, will be offered another animated film in the form of The Ant Bully while teens get a new high school comedy in John Tucker Must Die. The overall box office should continue to be much healthier than last year as the Jack Sparrow-dominated month of July comes to a close.
July 25, 2006
Comic-Con 2006: "Pirates 3" Clip Spotted and Described
I'm as psyched as anyone for the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, but I'm going to be really careful about avoiding spoilers until next May. And, so far, it doesn't look like it's going to be easy. For example, Disney showed a little "Pirates 3" footage at the Comic Con, and IGNFF was there to share the wealth.
July 24, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Pirates" Passes $300M; "Lady" Stumbles
Johnny Depp made this weekend's four new releases walk the plank as his megablockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest became the first film of the year to spend three consecutive frames at number one and zoomed past the $300M mark in record time.
July 19, 2006
Will Naomie Harris Do "28 Weeks Later"?
From "28 Days Later" to "After the Sunset" to "Pirates 2" to "Miami Vice," the lovely and talented Naomie Harris kinda came out of nowhere. But would she be interested in returning for the sequel "28 Weeks Later"?
July 18, 2006
Wanna See Some of the "Pirates 3" Script?
Are you so excited to see "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" that you'd like to read the first 50-some pages of a draft that may have been changed two dozen times by now? If so, head on over to JoBlo's, and he'll be happy to point you in the right direction. Me, I'm staying spoiler-free.
July 17, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates
The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.
July 13, 2006
Check Out the Pirate Chow Yun-Fat!
With the sugar high of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" still coursing through your veins, you just might want a peek at "Pirates 3" villain Chow Yun-Fat. Well, we found one. (Two, actually.)
July 12, 2006
Disney Hits Jackpot, Announces a Bunch of Layoffs
So you come in to work at Disney on Monday morning, expecting everyone to be all smiles and excited about the "pirate booty" that was made over the weekend. Or maybe you're happy to notice that "Cars" crossed the $200 million mark over the same weekend. And the comes a memo from the boss that says "You're fired."
July 11, 2006
Pirates Not Going to "World's End"?
Most moviegeek outlets have been working under the assumption that "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" is what next May's trilogy capper will be called. Not so fast, says the FilmForce gang...
July 10, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Pirates" Shatters Industry Records With $132 Million Take
Box office records were shattered by Johnny Depp and his companions this weekend as the much-anticipated adventure sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest exploded into theaters with the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history. Former champ Superman Returns was hit hard and fell sharply in its second weekend. However, Pirates managed to expand the overall marketplace with most holdovers not suffering large declines. For the first time in box office history, the top ten smashed through the $200M mark.
July 10, 2006
Teaser Bulletin: Night at the Museum
If you went to see "Pirates2" over the weekend, but got caught in the popcorn lines, you may have missed the new teaser trailer for the Ben Stiller FX comedy "Night at the Museum." Fortunately you can check it online right here.
July 8, 2006
"Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequel Loots Record-Breaking $55.5M on Friday
It looks like this summer will come away with a mark in the record books, if estimates hold. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the sequel to 2003's surprise smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," grossed $55.5M on Friday, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It's the biggest single-day gross ever, besting the $50M single-day debut of last year's "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."
July 7, 2006
James Cameron Talks Trilogies
While we all sit with bated breath and wonder when we'll get to see a new movie from James Cameron, the guy's hard at work cooking up new trilogy ideas. While attending a "Pirates 2" screening at Disney World, the mega-successful filmmaker discussed the possibility of doing his new projects as three-parters.
July 7, 2006
Cast Your Vote in the Teen Choice Awards
Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you like ... stuff? Then click right here and cast your votes for the 329th annual Teen Choice Awards, which is where you can tell the universe that Puffy is more illing than Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell is funnier than Brad Pitt, and Katie Holmes is cuter than Katey Sagal. Or something.
July 7, 2006
"Narnia" Kid Talks Sequel Preparation
If you're among the millions who loved and adored "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," then you're probably wondering what's up with the sequel already. Young star Anna Popplewell was wondering the same thing, and while attending the "Pirates 2" premiere in London, she dropped a little hint...
July 6, 2006
Box Office Preview: Pirates To Loot Box Office Treasure
Multiplexes are stocking up on popcorn and soda in anticipation of the massive crowds expected to descend upon them on Friday for the opening of the highly anticipated adventure sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."
July 5, 2006
Bruckheimer Talks "Pirates 3" and "National Treasure 2"
Throw a rock across a search engine and you're bound to find a bunch of new "Dead Man's Chest" interviews. ComingSoon.net had a fairly interesting one with uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the mega-successful moviemaker dropped a few tidbits on "Pirates 3," a sequel to "National Treasure," and a few goodies we can expect on the "Pirates 2" DVD.
June 30, 2006
Summer Showdown: Can "Superman Returns" Top "Pirates of the Caribbean 2?"
With the successful but not-quite-spectacular opening of "Superman Returns" this week (pulling in $21 M in its Wednesday opening run), some may start to wonder just how worried Warner Bros. should be in the short week of box office dominance it has before Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" debuts on July 7. RT puts both blockbusters head to head to predict which flick will pop audiences' kernels the most this summer?
June 29, 2006
The Day After: "Superman Returns" Reaps Solid Opening
With the weight of Warner Bros.' summer hopes on its shoulders, "Superman Returns" debuted late Tuesday night and continued strong, if not phenomenally, for a total of $21 million at the box office through Wednesday night.
June 26, 2006
Keith Richards WILL Show Up in "Pirates 3"
Ever since Johnny Depp admitted to using Keith Richards as semi-inspiration for his Captain Jack character, gossip and speculation have indicated that the Rolling Stone rocker would make an appearance in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels. Well, he definitely isn't in Part 2, but...
June 25, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Sandler Fast Forwards to #1
Moviegoers grabbed their remote controls and flocked to the multiplexes this weekend to see Adam Sandler's latest comedy Click which became the comedian's eighth number one hit thanks to its $40M opening, according to estimates.
June 20, 2006
"Transformers" Teaser Hits on July 4th
Those who've been patiently reading the "Transformers" tidbits are probably wondering when they'll be able to see some kind of footage ... and the upcoming teaser trailer just might offer some! (It'll premiere online on July 4th and play in theaters in front of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.")
June 19, 2006
"Pirates 3" Plot -- and Depp Wants to Do "Pirates 4"?
With "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" right around the corner, we're now getting a few juicy tidbits of information on what next summer's "Pirates of the Caribbean Part 3" will be about! (Spoilers Ahoy!) Also, Johnny Depp recently stated that he'd have no problem playing Captain Jack again and again ... provided the screenplays were tight.
June 13, 2006
Bill Nighy Talks "Pirates," "Fuzz," and "Flushed Away"
Widely-admired British character actor Bill Nighy certainly does have a lot on his plate these days. In addition to an important role in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel, he'll also be appearing in Simon Pegg's "Hot Fuzz" and the animated adventure "Flushed Away." In preparation for the "Pirates" push, Mr. Nighy sat down with ComingSoon.net and shared a friendly little conversation.
June 12, 2006
Sparrow & Turner, Finally Reunited
If you watched last week's MTV Movie Awards, then you already got a look at this newly-released "Dead Man's Chest" scene. But if you're still dying to see what the reunion between Captain Jack and Will Turner looks like, then click right here.
June 11, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1
The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.
June 6, 2006
JoBlo Unearths Some More Pirates 2 Booty
With every new weekend I get a little bit closer to seeing my #1 Gimme Gimme pick of the Summer Movie Season -- "Dead Man's Chest." That crazy Canadian known as JoBlo obviously knows this, which is why he's posted a nifty bunch of all-new Pirate pics just for me ... but you can check 'em out, too.
May 10, 2006
Toy Story 3 Is In Production. That is all.
During a Disney shareholders meeting, Mouse House honcho Robert Iger made reference to "Toy Story 3" being currently in production. And that's all the news we have on it ... but it's a "Toy Story" movie, so every nugget is worth reporting.
May 2, 2006
"Pirates 2" -- New Pics and Trailer!
JoBlo's is reporting that a brand-new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" trailer has hit the internet, albeit in a decidedly "unofficial" capacity. I was unable to get the clip to play, but JB was slick enough to snag some awesome screen-grabs after he hit play. Expect the trailer to "officially" arrive some time soon -- but why not check out the pics while you're waiting?
April 18, 2006
"Dead Man's" Ghost Ships!
IGN FilmForce snagged a pair of exclusive pics on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the film that currently holds the #1 gimme gimme spot on Scott's list of Summer Movies. Click right here to see what a full-sized Flying Dutchman looks like!
April 7, 2006
Third "Pirates" Flick Has an Apocalyptic Title
ComingSoon.net got word from an employee of a UK Disney store that the new title for Pirates of the Caribbean 3 has been chosen. It's actually a title that we hardcore Pirates freaks heard about a few months ago ... but now we (reportedly) have the true scoop. The third Pirates flick, following The Curse of the Black Pearl and this summer's Dead Man's Chest, will be called...
February 5, 2006
Super Bowling For Trailers!
It's almost here -- the one time of year when pigskin-loving jocks and ravenous movie fans come together to salivate over 30-second blocks of pure advertising: Super Bowl Sunday.
December 1, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Pirates of the Caribbean 2
If you're anything like me, you get geeky little goose bumps when you think about seeing the two upcoming "Pirates" sequels. If that's the case, then turn up your speakers and click right here, because Yahoo! has the very first trailer for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."
October 25, 2005
Grab a Few Cool Glimpses of the "Pirates 2" Set
Andrew Weil of ComingSoon.net was lucky enough to poke around the "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" set, and he came back with a healthy dose of plot droplets, early make-up work, and just enough info to keep us salivating for the flick's debut next summer.
October 4, 2005
Knightley Discusses Movie Piracy (the good kind)
Reliable old Ed Douglas at ComingSoon.net had what must have been a heavenly sit-down with the lovely Keira Knightley, and the young lady gave up all sorts of interesting info on the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels.
July 7, 2005
Chow Down for "Pirates" Part 3
Admired actor / action star Chow Yun Fat ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") has signed on for villain duty in Disney's as-yet-untitled second sequel to "Pirates of the Caribbean." He'll play Captain Sao Feng, although details on this character are, of course, being kept under wraps.
April 21, 2005
Bill Nighy to Deliver High Seas Villainy in Both "Pirates" Sequels
FilmFocus spent some time at the UK premiere of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and editor Joe Uticihi was able to toss a few questions at character actor/fan favorite Bill Nighy ... and Bill delivered a pretty cool scoop indeed. Seems the actor has climbed aboard both of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels, and he'll be playing a "very, very, very, very bad man" that goes by the name of Davey Jones.
April 1, 2005
Jack Davenport Heads Back to the "Caribbean"
Empire Online had a brief but charming little chat with actor Jack Davenport (best known as the stuffy Capt. Norrington in "Pirates of the Caribbean"), and here's what the affable chap had to say about the sequels: "I'm filming on Pirates until January of next year ... The first one made so much money that the number crunchers obviously decided to turn it into a franchise. We're kind of lucky to be along for the ride really."
January 31, 2005
Alex Norton Joins "Pirates" Crew
Comingsoon.net brings word that Alex Norton has joined the cast of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels. According to their source, Norton will play Edinburgh sea captain Sam Bellamy. "I start filming in Los Angeles next month," he says, "...then head out to the Caribbean island of St Vincent in June and July." Norton's credits include "Beautiful Creatures," "Little Voice," and "The Count of Monte Cristo."
January 19, 2005
Geoffrey Rush on "Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequels
While doing publicity for "Swimming Upstream," Geoffrey Rush touched upon the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels with Dark Horizons. "They have got a big job ahead of them, as they are going to shoot two and three together for logistical reasons and they are certainly determined not to make it a sausage machine project," he says.
December 16, 2004
Chow Yun-Fat to be a Pirate
The Associated Foreign Press brings word that Chow Yun-Fat ("A Better Tomorrow") has been approached by the producer and director to play the famous 15th century Chinese pirate Cheung Po Tsai for the next two sequels to "Pirates of the Caribbean."