Even though the fourth film in the franchise, 'Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' was the lowest grossing of the franchise domestically, that film - boosted by 3D - managed to make over a billion dollars worldwide. So that a writer has been hired to write 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' should be no surprise.
Quentin Tarantino has the ability to cast just about any actor he wants to. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro - you know the list. But what top-tier actor is the writer-director most anxious to team up with next? Why, none other than Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp! How's that for a movie geek's dream?
Earlier this year it was reported that former 'White Stripes' frontman Jack White would write the score for Disney's upcoming Johnny Depp action-adventure film 'The Lone Ranger' and this was quite exciting news. But now, after writing some music for the film, comes word from Disney that White has left the production and will be replaced as the film's composer.
'Alice in Wonderland' made over $1 billion worldwide so it was only a matter of time before Disney moved forward on a sequel. And now they're officially moving forward on 'Alice in Wonderland 2' and all we can wonder is...what took so long?
The 1990 suburban fairy tale 'Edward Scissorhands' was the first of many collaborations between director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, the film's star. And that almost didn't happen, as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and even Michael Jackson were considered for the title role before it went to Depp.