November 23, 2003 |
Here's a tale of two Captain Jacks: One is the master and commander of all he surveys, the other is a down and dirty pirate on the make. Yet Capt. Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe, of the recently opened "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World") and Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp, of the summer blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl") have more in common than just the colon in their movie titles.
July 17, 2003 |
Buoyed by the success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," which has earned more than $78 million since it opened July 9, Disney has enlisted "Pirates" writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to pen a draft for a proposed sequel to the pirate adventure. The cast had signed on early in negotiations for the first film to reunite for a sequel if the script worked out. According to the Hollywood Reporter, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski would return.
July 11, 2003 |
Sparked by the out-of-the-dock popularity of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," this week's box office is shaping up to be significantly better than last week's. On its opening day Wednesday, the swashbuckling live-action film, which stars Johnny Depp, grossed $13.7 million. Although "Pirates" beat the $12.
July 8, 2003 |
In the opening scene of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," a little girl on the bow of an 18th century sailing vessel sings, "Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me." For anyone who has ever taken the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, the tune will be instantly familiar. It's the most famous faux-pirate ditty ever written, considering the millions of visitors who take the ride every year at four Disney parks.
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June 27, 2003 |
For the first time in its 48-year history, Disneyland will play host to a star-studded premiere of a movie named after one of the park's best-known attractions. Visitors to Disneyland will be ushered out early Saturday -- at 6 p.m. instead of midnight -- as the park is closed and transformed into a scene straight out of Tinseltown for the premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
June 20, 2003 |
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who's built a career on high-velocity action pictures, was turned off when Disney Studios sent him a script for a movie version of its theme park ride "Pirates of the Caribbean." It was bland, too tame, he told the Disney brass. After all, he's the man who brought the masses "Top Gun," "Armageddon" and "Bad Boys." Still, he was intrigued and brought aboard some like-minded creative types to jazz up the project.