Jerry Bruckheimer Updates ‘Pirates’, ‘Lone Ranger’, ‘National Treasure’
Jerry Bruckheimer updated Coming Soon on the status of various film projects, debunking some rumors and providing timetables.
"We’re doing another National Treasure so we’re working on that, we’re preparing Sorcerer’s Apprentice right now—it’s going to be shot in New York—we have another picture that’s in post-production that we’re finishing called Confessions of a Shopaholic with Isla Fischer and Hugh Dancy, so that comes out in February," he told a gaggle of reporters on the set of Prince of Persia, due out next year.
National Treasure: The third film in the Nicholas Cage series is having a script written.
Lone Ranger: The new adaptation of Fran Striker’s radio hero is having a screenplay written. Since the film was announced by Disney in September, people have swooned at the notion of who would play the Ranger opposite Johnny Depp’s Tonto. Bruckheimer debunked the most frequent suspicion that George Clooney would wear the black mask. "We haven’t decided who is going to play the Lone Ranger yet. Get a director first and then figure it out."
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Again, a script is being conceived and it’s little surprise that all three films are being written by the team of Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio who have written most of Bruckheimer’s blockbusters. He speculated about shooting the next installment in IMAX, saying, "Absolutely. I’d love to do it, so let’s just see if we can work it through the production schedule with everything else.
"I think they’re pushing towards 2012. Hopefully we can make it we’ll see."