Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Lone Ranger, Pirates 4

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In the canon of uber producers, Jerry Bruckheimer stands alone. Oh sure, Joel Silver may bump up against Bruckheimer’s glass ceiling every now and then, but with junk like “The Reaping” and “The Invasion”, the spread between the two producers are getting wider and wider. Bruckheimer recently sat down to talk with MTV about two future projects — “Lone Ranger”, which is being envisioned as a possible franchise ala “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and “Pirates 4″. Read on.

About “Lone Ranger”, Bruckheimer says that the new franchise won’t be an “update”, but instead more of an origins story that adheres to the character’s original traits, i.e. this ain’t gonna be Captain Jack on a horse, jack.

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But don’t think that means the titular hero will be anything like Captain Jack, cautions Bruckheimer, who revealed that the story wouldn’t be an update, but instead something of an origin story. That means adhering to the strict moral code laid down by “Lone Ranger” creator Fran Striker.

“I wouldn’t say it’s an updating of the tale, I would say it’s kind of getting back to the roots of the tale,” Bruckheimer confessed. “Where it originated from — it’s about Texas Rangers, so we’re going to take it to how the characters are created.”

Okay, so “Lone Ranger” is definitely a go once the strike ends. And really, who doesn’t know that writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio are writing and re-writing this thing now, as we speak, and will be handing in their completed script once the WGA tells them they can? Writers write — they can’t be striking all day. As soon as the strike officially ends, there will be a deluge of completed scripts ready to shoot, “Lone Ranger” probably being one of them.

So what about “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″? Surely only a fool would cast that sequel off into sea. Says Bruckheimer:

“Not yet, not yet,” he said, smiling. “We’re still counting the money from the last one!”

Translation: “Are you kidding? We made so much money off part 3, if I don’t do part 4, please shoot me now.”

Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Lone Ranger, Pirates 4

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  • havan

    i think that there should be a pirates 4. i thought of some possible ideas for it:calipso rescues davy jones from will turners locker, jack tries to kill will and become imortal, jack gets the chest from elithabeth by threatning to kill her son, jack gets chest but needs to get key from will, davy jones joins will to try to kill will.
    this is all i thought of, please make a fourth movie

  • havan

    i think that there should be a pirates 4. i thought of some possible ideas for it:calipso rescues davy jones from will turners locker, jack tries to kill will and become imortal, jack gets the chest from elithabeth by threatning to kill her son, jack gets chest but needs to get key from will, davy jones joins will to try to kill will.
    this is all i thought of, please make a fourth movie

  • |Kandi|

    Haha funny
    datz a good plot or w.e its called
    umm but i dont think it goes wot the theme
    FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

  • |Kandi|

    Haha funny
    datz a good plot or w.e its called
    umm but i dont think it goes wot the theme
    FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

  • Lindsey

    just letting you know that i love this site :) thanks for all the updates.
    i love pirates of the caribbean <3

  • Lindsey

    just letting you know that i love this site :) thanks for all the updates.
    i love pirates of the caribbean <3

  • Amy

    Interesting a fourth movie. My son and I were discussing our favorite Disney character Peter Pan and decided that Jack Sparrow is Peter Pan grown up and yes he became a pirate. Hook seems to be a combination of characters. Only thing that stumps us is Who is Tinkerbell? And where is the Siren in all of this. So if you are going to make a fourth could you blow our socks off by incorporating some more Sea Lore? Best of Luck with the writing.

  • Amy

    Interesting a fourth movie. My son and I were discussing our favorite Disney character Peter Pan and decided that Jack Sparrow is Peter Pan grown up and yes he became a pirate. Hook seems to be a combination of characters. Only thing that stumps us is Who is Tinkerbell? And where is the Siren in all of this. So if you are going to make a fourth could you blow our socks off by incorporating some more Sea Lore? Best of Luck with the writing.

  • Olivia

    I love potc so much!I care about every piece of news about it.^_^
    Im not so good at English(Im from China~but belive me ,I am just the same with you guys ).I try to discuss with you guys in English,its not so easy ,but I feel good!becoz its about potc!!

  • Olivia

    I love potc so much!I care about every piece of news about it.^_^
    Im not so good at English(Im from China~but belive me ,I am just the same with you guys ).I try to discuss with you guys in English,its not so easy ,but I feel good!becoz its about potc!!