Jerry Bruckheimer on 'Pirates 4', 'Lone Ranger' & 'National Treasure 3'
By Edward Douglas
November 4, 2008
Bruckheimer on Pirates 4, Lone Ranger and National Treasure 3 - ComingSoon.netsome of the projects he's actively working on. "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."
As far as approaching the sequels for "National Treasure" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," Bruckheimer says that both are having scripts written. "We've sat with the writers and we're working up the story and plotlines right now. They're in the process of finishing 'The Lone Ranger' so they're working on both of those simultaneously, same set of writers, Elliot and Rossio, who did all three 'Pirates' and worked on 'National Treasure (2)'"
When asked whether they might consider gearing another "Pirates" movie to IMAX, based on the success Warner Bros. had with The Dark Knight, Bruckheimer responded, "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," Bruckheimer told us about the possible release date for this fourth "Pirates" movie. "Hopefully we can make it we'll see."
In other Bruckheimer project news, it was confirmed at the Disney event that Johnny Depp would also play Tonto in Bruckheimer and Disney's new version of The Lone Ranger, but when Bruckheimer was asked about the rumors of George Clooney playing the title character, he denied that it was confirmed. "We haven't decided who is going to play the Lone Ranger yet. Get a director first and then figure it out."