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Exclusive: Pirates of the Carribean 4 filming in Hawaii this summer!!!

The Governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle confirmed with Disney that “Pirates of the Carribean 4” will begin shooting this summer. See the exclusive story below.

Kev

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HONOLULU — Hawai‘i will be the location for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth installment of the highly successful Walt Disney Pictures’ action adventure film series starring Johnny Depp, according to a news release Monday from the governor’s office.

The Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger met with Gov. Linda Lingle on Friday to share the news that the islands of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu will be sites for the production of the feature film, which will begin shooting this summer and is slated to be released in summer 2011.

The production is expected to generate an estimated $85 million in direct and indirect spending in Hawai‘i, providing a needed economic boost for the state’s economy as well as creating hundreds of jobs for local residents, the release states.

“Disney’s long-term commitment to Hawai‘i — from ABC’s ‘LOST’ to the new Disney resort on O‘ahu scheduled to open in 2011, and now the upcoming filming of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ — is a testament to the company’s confidence in our state as a great place to do business,“ Lingle said.

“The Walt Disney Company has a great relationship with Hawai‘i that we’re looking forward to building upon with the filming of the latest adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew,” said Iger.

“We’ve always sought out the most extraordinary and exotic locations for the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films,” said producer Jerry Bruckheimer, “and previously shot briefly on both Maui and Moloka‘i for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.’ Hawai‘i provides an amazing range of both land and seascapes, and we’re delighted to return for ‘On Stranger Tides.’”

The state’s Creative Industries Division and the Hawai‘i Film Office, which are housed in the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, began working with Disney last year and organized a series of meetings and conference calls to help secure the business.

Georja Skinner, the state’s Creative Industries Division administrator who oversees operations of the Hawai‘i Film Office, worked collaboratively with the governor’s office, Department of Taxation and Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert, along with Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, the Kaua‘i Film Office, the City and County’s Honolulu Film Office, The Resort Group, Ko Olina Resort and Disney Vacation Club to help secure “Pirates of the Caribbean” for Hawai‘i.

“Hawai‘i competes on a global basis for productions and to have Disney choose Hawai‘i over other states and countries is a huge win for us,” said Skinner. “Creative industries are by nature collaborative and what I think made a difference for us is the combination of our tax incentive as well as local film, travel and destination industry support.”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” joins a list of feature film and television productions slated to film in Hawai‘i this year. Warner Bros. feature “Hereafter,” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon, completed filming on Maui last week.

Pre-production is also beginning for the feature film “The Descendents,” starring George Clooney and directed by Academy Award-winning writer/director Alexander Payne. The film is based on the book by Hawai‘i resident Kau‘i Hart Hemmings. Several network pilots, as well as a Japanese drama series and a Korean drama series are also scouting Hawai‘i for projects this year.

BREAKING NEWS: Hannah Montana cancelled…

Bad news for the tweens. The Disney channel revealed some shocking news that they will be cancelling the popular hit TV show, “Hannah Montana” which made Miley Cyrus a huge star. Although the show, delivers high ratings, Disney has not yet stated the reason they are cancelling it. My guess is economy issues? They can’t afford it? Why would they end such a successful show when Miley is a huge role model for children and tweens? Don’t knnow. Typical Disney. People are starting to realize that Disney are greedy bastards.

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/01/08/hannah-montana-to-end-run-in-2011/

Kev

Report: Disney may not be doing “Wild Hogs” sequel, but I think a different studio will pick it up…

Never say never on, “Wild Hogs 2”, folks. I think there’s a chance that a different studio will want to buy the rights to make the sequel. If that happened with “Chronicles of Narnia: Dawn Treader”, the same could happen to, “Wild Hogs”. Maybe Warner Bros or Twentieth Century Fox will buy, “Wild Hogs 2”. I hope so. I was hoping another “Wild Hogs” movie would happen ’cause I loved the first film so much. I don’t see it being canned for good.

More on it here:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/15940/disney-cancels-wild-hogs-sequel

Kev

Report: Release date set for “Tron: Legacy” and “The Green Hornet” pushed back…

Release dates has been set for “Tron: Legacy” and Seth Rogen’s “The Green Hornet”. “Tron: Legacy” set for Dec. 17th of 2010, and “Green Hornet” pushed back to the same weekend that “Tron” is being released. So that means it’s box office competition!

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118008127.html?categoryid=1236&cs=1

I look forward to seeing “Tron: Legacy” than the “Green Hornet”. I’m not excited for the “Green Hornet” so DVD on that one it is. I will see the new “Tron” movie in theater though.

I fuckin’ loved the first Tron movie and very excited for this sequel!

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Disney buys Marvel for $4 Billion…

Walt Disney is now the owner of Marvel. Disney bought Marvel for $4 billions worth of stock and cash transaction. Disney is now the owner of more than a 1,000 Marvel comics superheroes, and that includes Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men and many more. Many of these Marvel superheroes were created by comic book legend, Stan Lee. Between Marvel and Disney, they will have small shares of cash for each Marvel share they own.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118007932.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

This gives Disney the right to control Marvel characters how ever they want to. I can’t see these Marvel characters being family friendly and kiddie like. Marvel characters were more aimed toward the PG-13 generation.

Damn, Disney.

Kev

Report: Robert Zemeckis to remake the Beatles animated movie, “Yellow Submarine” with Disney…

Disney and Robert Zemeckis are in negotiations to remake the famous Beatles movie, “Yellow Submarine”. Disney has bene quietly trying to get the rights to Zemeckis so he can have the full 16 original Beatles songs that were in the original film. The plan with the remake is that they want to make it 3D (plus I’m sure it will be CGI animated too). Disney hopes to release this around the time the Summer Olympics happen in 2012 which is on July 27th in London.

Variety Reports:

http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmemo/2009/08/disney-zemeckis-board-yellow-submarine.html

Kev

Cool Video: New Tron lightcycle revealed at San Diego Comic Con for TR2N sequel!!!

Disney’s “TR2N”, the sequel to the video game film that stars Jeff Bridges is coming soon to the big screen as we all know. At the San Diego comic con at Flynn’s bar as you see in the first movie, they revealed the brand new lightcycle for the sequel of Tron. Yes, you will see this new lightcycle in the next movie, the lightcycle looks so much different than the one in the first movie.

Check out this exciting video. The new lightcycle is looking cool. I’m looking forward to “Tron 2” most definitely, and glad Jeff Bridges is still playing Kevin Flynn in the leading role.

With all the new technology of filmaking of CGI, I can’t blame them for wanting another Tron movie. I fucking LOVE the first “Tron” film, but I’m sure the next “Tron” movie will be a blast to watch.

Check it out.  Man, I wish I could afford another trip to San Diego again ’cause I would love to be part of these Comic Con events live in person. I will be sure to keep this in mind for next year’s San Diego comic con. I wanna experience these events myself.

Kev

Pinocchio 70th Anniversary DVD/Blu Ray…

I’m probably going to pick this up this week, next time I go to the Wilton Mall again. I’m not into Disney movies that much, but there are very few that I love, and “Pinocchio” is one of them. I think it’s one of my favorite animated Disney films of all times. It tells a great story.

Some other animated Disney films that I like quite a lot are: “Snow White”, “Fantasia”, “The Sword In the Stone”, “The Fox and the Hound”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan”, “The Toy Story” series, “Wall-E”, and “Lady and the Tramp”. All the other ones are too overrated for me.

I really think, “Pinocchio”, is the best Disney animated film ever made, that’s just my personal opinion.

Kev

Confirmed: Spielberg signs deal with Walt Disney to distribute six films…

It’s official. Steven Spielberg has inked a deal with Walt Disney pictures to distribute six films with his Dreamworks production company. Knowing how most Steven Spielberg films are aimed toward young children and for family, it is no surprise to me that Spielberg will one day make movies with Disney and it finally happened.

Lets see if Spielberg’s next directed film he’s doing with Will Smith very soon, “Old Boy”, will be a Disney movie. It probably will. I’m not sure what other films Steven may release with Disney, he will probably direct or produce more family live action films or he may do animated films too.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999836.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Kev

Thought: How “Wall-E” is going to get the nomination for BEST PICTURE at the Oscars…

Don’t think “Wall-E” will ever get the nomination for “Best Picture” at the Oscars? John Lassetter who serves as governor of the Academy’s animation branch, says it’s very possible, it could get the nomination.

See why here:

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=awardcentral&jump=contenders&id=issue&articleid=VR1117995757

And Wall-E is up there in the top contenders:

http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=awardcentral&jump=contenders&id=wall_e

Animated films deserve a chance at getting more than just a small “Best Animation Award”, the Academy is looking to change that.

I don’t think Wall-E is Oscar worthy enough to win “Best Picture” but it certainly deserves the nomination for sure.

Kev