Jim Hill talks Disney Franchises By:
Karl Schneider, News Editor Source: Jim Hill Date:
Thursday, February 22, 2007
According to Jim Hill Media and Al Lutz, Disney has a whole slew of big name franchises in the pipeline including: A second Pirates of the Caribbean
trilogy, 3 more Narnia
films, National Treasure
3 and 4, and new franchises for Prince of Persia
and John Carter of Mars
Jim Hill writes:
Walt Disney Pictures is reportedly toying with the idea of producing a second trio of "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. With the first installment of this next trilogy possibly debuting in theaters as soon as 2010.
But according to my sources at Disney Studios, this is just the tip of the miceberg ... er ... iceberg. I mean, how about those three new "Narnia" films that the Mouse is planning on making with Walden Media? Or that follow-up to "Enchanted" that Disney Feature Animation is allegedly already knocking around story ideas for. And even though "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" won't begin shooting 'til early next month, people in Burbank are already looking ahead toward "National Treasure 3" and "National Treasure 4."
Walt Disney Pictures, in conjunction with Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is now gearing up to put a "Prince of Persia" movie into production.
[Franchise] is also the thinking behind Disney's recent re-acquisition of the movie rights to Edgar Rice Burrough's "John Carter of Mars" series. With the hope that -- if this project is properly developed for the screen -- the 11 books in this series could then lend themselves to a hugely popular set of motion pictures.
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