Monday, May 19, 2008

Dreamworks to make 'Blackbeard' movie

From a variety of sources (including Variety), I have learned that Dreamworks is planning to ride the pirate popularity wave and release a feature film about the real-life pirate Blackbeard. Only time will tell if they can pull it off, or if it will go Cutthroat Island on them. In my opinion, the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie owed to many factors. One factor that took me a while to recognize was the use of the super-natural, which now seems almost vital to a modern pirate movie that is expected to be a blockbuster. Lets see what Dreamworks does...

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