[Movies] Jerry Bruckheimer To End Partnership With Disney?
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.18.2013
The Pirates of the Caribbean producer could go elsewhere...
The producer of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise could be ending his association with Disney. Variety reports that Jerry Bruckheimer is meeting with Disney's studio head in order to discuss new terms of their long-standing working relationship that extends back several years. Their current pact, which includes a first-look deal by Disney, will end in the spring.
Bruckheimer currently has Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and National Treasure 3 locked in at Disney, but the feeling is that the big-budget successes of Bruckheimer's efforts with Disney are largely at an end aside from those franchises; for example, The Lone Ranger lost the studio a lot of money and with Disney relying increasingly on Marvel and Pixar, with Lucasfilm also under their umbrella they are less reliant on Bruckheimer.
The producer has several projects in the works at other studios including Bad Boys III and Top Gun 2.