Monday, December 14, 2009

In Johnny Depp & Tim Powers news. . . .

They've announced another Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The first one was tons of fun, the second one was cute, the third was pretty awful.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is due in 2011, starring all your favorites.

First gut reaction: As fun as these movies are, we really don't need another one.
Second gut reation: they are ripping off the novel by Tim Powers! Someone get that man a laywer so he can sue the crap out of Disney for stealing his ideas (that admittedly are based on history, myth, and pure speculation, like much dark fantasy).

Oh wait, Powers sold the rights to On Stranger Tides to Disney a few years back. So maybe they aren't ripping him off? Maybe this is just the start of his magnificently bizarre novels getting the Hollywood treatment? Personally, I think Last Call, Declare and The Anubis Gates would make great movies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he sold the rights (and probably got good money) to Disney because I heard Pirates 4 is based on his book and I bought it: you can see the Disney writers got MANY of the ideas for the Pirates series from there. There's still a chance there won't be a 4th POTC - if Depp doesn't OK the script, he can get out of it.