Golden Globes Hint at Oscar Glory; ‘Pirates 5′ Picks Up New Writer

Phil Pirrello / January 14, 2013

Golden Globes Winners
See who took home awards at the 2013 Globes.
Jennifer LawrenceBen Affleck and Anne Hathaway took home Golden Globes this past Sunday, paving the way for Oscar gold. Hathaway and Lawrence, both frontrunners for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively, look like the ones to beat come Academy Awards time. Despite Argo failing to nab an Oscar nomination for Best Director, it had no trouble winning the Globe for Affleck. Argo also took home the night’s biggest prize: Best Picture – Drama. For Celebuzz’s full list of winners, click here.

Hold on to your butts: There’s another Jurassic Park on the way.

Universal Pictures announced via press release that the fourth installment of the hit dinosaur franchise will arrive in theaters June 13, 2014. Steven Spielberg, who helmed the first two films in the franchise, will serve as executive producer. The film, written by Rise of the Planet of the Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, is expected to find a director soon.

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are launching a new production company. Important Studios will allow the duo to “approve television, movie and theater projects, including a big-screen version of The Book of Mormon.” Stone says he hopes DreamWorks or Lucasfilm will serve as a model, but then explained, “In some ways it’s a stupid comparison because they are gargantuan.  We want to be a smaller, more humble version of that.” [The New York Times]

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is still a thing that’s happening, and Disney has hired a new writer to make it happen. Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, Rush Hour 3) will pen the return of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack, although the actor has yet to officially sign-on for the sequel. But don’t worry, he will. Unless he’s developed an allergy to all the money this franchise makes. [Variety]

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the directing duo behind Crazy, Stupid, Love, have signed-on to write and direct the film based on the Wired Magazine article “John McAfee’s Last Stand.” The film centers on McAfee’s crazy turn from software engineer to suspected murderer and fugitive hiding out in Belize. The project, set up at Warner Bros., has yet to lock down a release date. [Variety]

Good news for Die Hard fans: The next installment in the oh-my-god-it’s-still-going franchise will be Rated “R.” Collider.com confirmed the report this past Friday, as did a new TV spot for A Good Day to Die Hard. Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane, and this time the New York cop is in Russia, struggling to save his son from some very bad guys. Watch the new TV spot below.

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