‘Pirates’ Producer Jerry Bruckheimer And Disney Stop Film DealJerry Bruckheimer and Disney have decided to end their film deal.
The movie studio made the announcement this week which will result in ending the deal they have with the prolific film producer effective next year.
Disney previously had the right to the first-look in any film the producer has in the pipeline.
Bruckheimer is the producer of the massive hit franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” which has made over $3.7 billion worldwide since its inception according to data from Box Office Mojo.
As of date, Bruckheimer and Disney have collaborated on 27 films with the last being “The Lone Ranger”, a film which Disney has said earlier lost them up to $190 million. Bruckheimer has made iconic films for Disney including “National Treasure”, “Pearl Harbor” and “Con Air”.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of Disney’s revelation that the next film in the “Pirates” series will be delayed from its July 2015 schedule date.
Nonetheless, the Disney announcement does not mean the end of the relationship between Disney and Bruckheimer as the two parties will still be collaborating in future projects.
According to Disney, they will be focusing on Pixar, the Marvel superhero franchise, and Lucasfilms.
Bruckheimer will move on to producing more mature films, Disney said, which are out of the scope of Disney’s brand.
Disney and Bruckheimer “have had an incredibly successful collaboration over the past two decades,” Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said.
“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,” he added.
“I am very appreciative of the wonderful collaboration and support I have had at The Walt Disney Company for over 20 years,” Bruckheimer said, vowing to continue working with Disney in the “Pirates” and “National Treasure” franchises.