Angelina Jolie may be busy promoting her latest directorial effort, but she’ll soon be back with horns. The actress recently confirmed she’d return for Disney’s sequel to 2014’s Maleficent, and now the studio has found their director...
Hey, remember that weekend last October when it was announced that Tom Cruise would be playing Methuselah, the biblical warrior who lived to be more than 900 years old? Yes, we all had ourselves a good chuckle at the implication of life imitating art imitating life again, but don’t pretend like you weren’t also a little excited to see what Cruise and company could bring to the film. Take one part Forrest Gump, one part Benjamin Button, and one part Highlander, and you had yourself the recipe for a pretty great action-adventure movie with Hollywood’s most bankable star. Admit it: you knew you were going to see it.
Sounds like Michael Crichton’s about to have another moment. With two more Jurassic World movies coming out in the next few years, plus the success of HBO’s Westworld, Crichton has snuck back into the spotlight. The next adaptation of his work will be somewhat smaller in scale, as the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and the producer of both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World are teaming up to adapt Crichton’s posthumously published novel Micro.
'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' was a done deal when the fourth film in the franchise, 'On Stranger Tides,' grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. But it was unknown who would helm the fifth entry. And instead of returning to original franchise helmer Gore Verbinski or 'Tides' director Rob Marshall, it was just announced that the job has gone to Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.