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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

After a injury to Johnny Depp that set the shooting back a bit, producer Jerry Bruckheimer noted Depp’s return to the set with with the above picture and tweet. Captain Jack Sparrow tied up? Doesn’t seem out of the ordinary, but fans of the series should get a kick out of it since not much else from shooting has surfaced as of yet. The film brings back Geoffrey Rush and Kevin R. McNally, and introduces Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario in a plot that pits Cap’n Jack against ghost pirates as he searches for Poseidon’s Trident. The film is scheduled for release July 2017, per Comic Book Resources.

Point Break

Point Break

If you’re bummed that Warner Bros. is remaking Point Break, at least read the synopsis and before deciding. Wait, you’ve already decided that the movie is perfect as is and should never be re-made? Ok, I’m not arguing, but check out the still above and read the newly released synopsis anyway, via Geek Tyrant:

“A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes. The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.”

The best part is that Luke Bracey has been cast as Johnny, but looks way more like Bodhi.

Beanstalk

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Per Deadline, Disney announced it has acquired the rights to Vince Gilligan’s revision of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. Gilligan teamed up with two-time Emmy winner Thomas Schnauz – who wrote for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul  – to write the script. Gilligan is set to produce, and rumors are circulating that he may eventually direct the film.

Spider-Man

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According to Coming Soon, Sony announced they will be releasing an animated Spider-Man film, teaming up with The LEGO Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who also directed 21 and 22 Jump Street, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Sony also announced a short list of actors who may portray Spider-Man in the next live-action film (which many believe to be Civil War), which Justin wrote about earlier today.

Goon 2

Goon

Playoff hockey is in the air, so why not news about a sequel to 2011’s Goon? Initially a box office failure (it only grossed $7 million), it quickly gained a following on streaming sites like Netflix. Actor Sean William Scott broke the news during a Reddit AMA that Jay Baruchal (This Is The End), and Evan Goldberg (Superbad) have written a new script and filming is slated to start in a couple months:

“Heh! Well, I did a bit of fight training for GOON. For GOON 2, I’ve been fight-training for the past month, and next month in May I start working with an MMA fighter, and then some skating (obviously, a lot of skating). We start shooting GOON 2 in mid-June, and if everybody does their jobs and we execute the amazing script that Jay and his co-writer wrote, the fucking movie would be wicked.”

Via Latino-Review.

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Nick was born and raised in Amish country, has a beard, but isn’t Amish. He’s a fan of winter as long as he’s at the top of a mountain with a board under his feet. He’s an avid sports fan, movie junkie, tv bum, and music enthusiast who still purchases CDs for some reason.