Golden Globes Hint at Oscar Glory; 'Pirates 5' Picks Up New Writer
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.
johnny depp on the 'lone ranger' set"]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.” [
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]