After a string of not so profitable films for Disney, they announce that they will not renew a first look deal with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Bruckheimer’s films aren’t as successful as they once were, with “Lone Ranger,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and “G-Force” all pricey stumbles at the worldwide box office.
Disney has taken some heavy hits with their live action endeavors and Bruckheimer has partly been responsible for that.
“Jerry is one of the most respected and prolific producers working in the motion picture industry, and we have had an incredibly successful collaboration over the past two decades and he is a friend to many of us here at Disney,” said Alan Horn, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. “We will continue to work together in the future, and we look forward to seeing more of the films that have made Jerry Bruckheimer a Hollywood legend.” Yada yada yada....
Bruckheimer already had been setting up several projects elsewhere.
He has another “Bad Boys” (good lord) in development at Sony, where he made “Black Hawk Down,” and Sony’s Screen Gems will release his Eric Bana thriller “Beware the Night.” He also is developing a “Top Gun” (even better...) sequel at Paramount and is likely to come aboard the studio’s next “Beverly Hills Cop,” the fourth installment in that franchise.
Wow Jerry really reaching into the past! Must be desperate for a hit....