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Moulin Rouge Tops Decade List

Moulin Rouge

Baz Luhrmann’s has been voted Best Film of the Decade in a poll conducted by LOVEFiLM.

The 2001 musical - which starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman - topped a survey of 150,000 movie fans, narrowly beating Batman epic and British zombie spoof Shaun of the Dead.

Two movies from the franchise - Fellowship of the Ring (#4) and Return of the King (#6) - also made the list.

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Cinema Scene: Thor Gets a Release Date, Taylor Lautner Gets a Big Paycheck

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow-Spider-Man‘s loss is Thor‘s gain. Paramount and Marvel Entertainment have now taken over the May 6, 2011 release date given up by Sony.

-Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will also be coming out in May 2011. The Disney feature will debut two weeks later on the 20th.

-Taylor Lautner will reportedly be paid $7.5 million to star in Northern Lights with Tom Cruise. Apparently hard


work does pay off.

-The producers of The Hangover are having the last laugh. The movie has become the best-selling comedy on DVD….ever.

-There’s one thing you probably didn’t see in Avatar with your 3D glasses: the sex scene. Zoe Saldana said the moment, which should be on DVD, was cut for PG-13 purposes.

Johnny Depp to Get $35 Million for Pirates 4

Jack Sparrow collects his booty

While studio execs at Disney may forge ahead without Johnny Depp for the fifth and sixth Pirates of the Caribbean films, they’ll definitely be paying a hefty amount to have him in the latest sequel of the franchise.

Reportedly commanding a minimum of $35 million, Depp would shoot to the top of the highest-paid actors list, placing him above the likes of Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and Mel Gibson, who ask for around $30 million (Depp received $25 million for the last Pirates sequel).

Yes, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have dominated at the box office; however, higher-ups usually aren’t known to shell out $35 million paychecks, so what gives?

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Bill Nighy’s Vocal Appeal

Bill Nighy‘s director criticized him for using funny voices.

The actor voices Dr. Elefun in animated movie and admits he was reprimanded for experimenting with different vocal sounds when looking for an identity for the character.

“You just go with your own instincts. In this case, I came in with a lot of funny voices, and I did them for a while. And then Dave Bowers, the director, after a suitable time had passed, said, ‘Please, could you stop doing that now?’ I said, ‘Oh, all right.’ He said, ‘Your voice is what we wanted,’” he said. “I’m not being naïve or coy or modest, or anything. But I always forget, and - you know, you never think of your voice like that. You just think, ‘Oh, well, it’s my voice.’ I don’t think about my voice until somebody mentions it. But I’m please if people do like it.”

Meanwhile, Bill is hoping to reprise his role of Davy Jones in the fourth movie.

“I hope so. I really do. I mean, I met Geoffrey Rush the other day, and he and I were both saying - we had a wonderful time, not least, with him, because he’s such a nice man, and such a good actor. We’d love to be in it,” he told Dark Horizons. “I’d love to be in it. I’d love to be in Pirates, because it was a great experience to be in the first lot. And - you know, those movies are beloved. It’s nice to make people happy.”

Pirates Franchise Sails On…Without Depp?

Which is bigger: Depp or Disney?

Dick Cook, former chairman of the uber-company and friend to actor Johnny Depp, recently left the company and left the fate of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise up in the air. Depp stated that he may discontinue his piracy if Cook is no longer at the helm of the ship.

But here’s the really shocking part: Disney plans to forge ahead without him. Depp is signed up to do On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the franchise, but two more movies are planned after this.

So…is there any way the movies could possibly work without Captain Jack Sparrow? Disney’s pretty big…but it’s doubtful the company has the chops to make Pirates work without Depp in the lead.

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Johnny Depp Out of Pirates?

Johnny Depp as Jack SparrowTo a whole lot of women’s dismay, Johnny Depp may not appear in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film.

The veteran actor said that following the departure of Disney chief executive Dick Cook last Friday, he will have to wait to see the script for before he will commit to the movie.

Referring to the film he said, “There’s a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment.”

Johnny, who has played the lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the previous three installments of the pirate adventure trilogy, said that he was “shocked and very sad” about the news when Dick phoned to tell him he was leaving.

“He is the utmost gentleman, so he made the call himself. He didn’t give me a reason. I didn’t see this coming. There was no reason to see this coming. He’s instantly trustworthy. And you generally don’t meet people at the studios you trust. He’s a rare beast.”

Johnny also said Dick was the person who convinced him to sign on for Pirates of the Caribbean in the first place.

Johnny Depp Surprises D23 Audience

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Disney, Action, Adventure, Sequels, Casting, Rumors,

, in his Pirates of the Caribbean mien, rode a pirate ship into the Disney D23 Expo yesterday. As it turns out, Jack Sparrow wasn’t just there to delight crowds: he had an announcement to make.

It was in this fashion that Disney chose to unveil the name for the newest Pirates installment. The fourth in the franchise will be named Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and sails to theaters in the summer of 2011.

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Sequel News: Alien, The Strangers, Wanted and More

The Strangers: There will never be a shortage of beautiful couples for masked strangers to target. A year after Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman were terrorized comes word of a sequel for The Strangers. Production on the film, which will be directed by Laurent Briet, will begin this fall. No details on the storyline have been disclosed.

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Zac Efron, the Movie Star

Zac EfronHigh School Musical icon may not be Footloose, but he’s still got plenty of potential projects to consider. Fans will soon see Efron starring as a younger version of Matthew Perry in 17 Again, yet another movie based on adults going back to adolescence. It’s also rumored that Efron will be featured in the next chapter of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and will co-star in the sequel to Hairspray.

Efron is playing it coy when it comes to both rumored projects, telling reporters that he would be happy to be involved in the Pirates project. Rumor has it that Johnny Depp is currently in talks to work on the flick. “It sounds like a good idea,” Efron said of the potential Hairspray sequel, which is not yet confirmed.

He may, however, have wrecked his chances to become a leading man for . In 17 Again, Efron shares an on-screen kiss with actress Leslie Mann…otherwise known as Mrs. Apatow.

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Johnny Depp Attached to More Disney Projects

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow has just now officially sold his soul to the Mouse.

After starring in several blockbusters for , the Oscar-nominated actor is ready to go back for more. The studio has just announced that the money maker will be starring in not one…not two…but three more projects for them.

In addition to reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow (yes, there will be a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean installment), Depp will be taking on the character of Tonto in an adaptation of The Lone Ranger.

Johnny will also - surprise! - appear in yet another Tim Burton film. Although it was already suspected that he would participate in Alice in Wonderland, his signature was only recently placed on the dotted line. Depp will now be joining Mia Wasikowska as the Mad Hatter.

Alice - which will use the same technology implemented in Beowulf - is slated to hit theaters in 2010.

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