Rob Marshall and ‘Pirates’ … why not?

Posted by · 3:08 am · August 1st, 2009

It seems I’m one of the few people who isn’t particularly bothered by the admittedly surprising prospect of Rob Marshall directing the fourth go-round of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Variety first floated the news yesterday that the Oscar-nominated choreographer-turned-filmmaker is in talks to take the reins of Disney’s megabucks franchise from Gore Verbinski, prompting a […]

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Johnny Depp to star as Tonto in Bruckheimer’s ‘Lone Ranger’

Posted by · 5:56 pm · September 24th, 2008

UPDATE (11:36 p.m.): Big oops on my part.  It turns out Depp will be playing Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” not the hero himself.  Which, frankly, strikes me as even odder.  But anyway, sorry for getting ahead of myself this afternoon. EARLIER: So…what do we think about this?  The news has broken out of the […]

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