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Bruckheimer and Disney Break Up

Bruckheimer and Disney Break Up

Bruckheimer is one of the most recognized producers in Hollywood. He has helmed dozens of memorable films including Con Air and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Late evening of September 19th, Disney Studios decided not renew their contract with Jerry Bruckheimer. Much of his current work stems from the long standing relationship he had with Disney Studios. They collaborated together for over twenty years to bring 27 movies to the big screen. However, recently, Bruckheimer’s Disney work has been diminishing in box office results and he has personally expressed interest in making more adult work compared to the family friendly Disney films he’s produced. His most recent Disney picture, The Lone Ranger, was a box office disaster. According to Variety, the film lost $190 million.

It seems both parties understand that times have changed and they should part ways. Bruckheimer will still produce the bigger named franchises he started, like the fifth “Pirates” film and a third “National Treasure” film. Beyond that, though, it’s over. Also according to Variety, Bruckheimer plans to move on to other projects including a “Bad Boys” and a “Top Gun” sequel.

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