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Rumor: Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy Among Depressing Choices To Helm Inevitable 'Pirates 5'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 2, 2011 1:02 AM
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Chris Weitz, Alfonso Cuaron Also Allegedly In The Running"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" might have made the much-mocked second and third Gore Verbinski-helmed entries in the series look like masterpieces in comparison, but audiences don't seem to care much -- especially internationally, moviegoers love them some Johnny Depp and it's already raked in a staggering $650 million in less than two weeks in release. Inevitably, this means that talk is turning to a fifth installment, a script for which has already been commissioned by Disney from Terry Rossio, who with partner Ted Elliott wrote all four installments to date.

Watch: Moving Trailer For Chris Weitz's Low-Key Indie Drama 'A Better Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 5:49 AM
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After spending some time in the tentpole world directing "The Golden Compass" and "Twilight: New Moon," director Chris Weitz has shifted gears for his next film, turning in a low-key drama that, from the first trailer debuted by 24 Frames, looks to be a winner.

Poster For Chris Weitz's 'A Better Life'; Director Says It's A Movie "Bella Would Go See"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 10:42 AM
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It's been a while since Chris Weitz has done anything low-key like "About A Boy." He followed that film with two tentpole efforts -- "The Golden Compass" and "Twilight: New Moon" -- with the former leaving a bad taste in his mouth (he said New Line treated him like dirt. Ouch.) And while the mega success of 'New Moon' was the ultimate fuck you to New Line -- and while he was contemplating the director's chair for "Breaking Dawn," he ultimately didn't do it saying that "my mind would explode" if he entered a third tentpole film.

Alexandre Desplat Says "Trance-like" Score For 'Tree Of Life' Will Use Cues From Ligeti & Berlioz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2010 4:10 AM
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Also Scoring Chris Weitz's 'The Gardener'So we are just over five months away from the likely Cannes debut and theatrical release of Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life." The film, pretty much the closest thing the arthouse world will ever get to a blockbuster, stars heavyweights Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a decades-spanning tale about a father/son relationship and also the mysteries of the universe. The trailer for the film is currently in theaters playing in front of "Black Swan" but don't expect it go online anytime soon as Fox Searchlight plans to piecemeal stills and info about the project in the run-up to the release. So with that in mind, we'll take whatever info we can and the latest bit of news comes from the film's composer, Playlist favorite Alexandre Desplat.

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