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Sony Trying for “Gritty” Zorro Reboot, Picks Up Writer

Any excuse to remind more people that a “post-apocalyptic Zorro” was a concept Fox Studios was playing around with two years ago.

Any excuse to remind more people that Zorro: Generation Z was a thing that happened.

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Maggie Q to Star in Series Based on Pirate Queen Ching Shih, the Terror of the South China

Deadline is reporting that one of our favorite historical ladies may be coming to a television screen near you: Ching Shih, a pirate’s widow who, at the dawn of the 1800′s, began a career that would make her one of the most notorious pirates in the world, the terror of the Chinese, British, and Portugese navies, so unstoppable that the only way to end her naval empire wound up being to offer her complete amnesty and a nice retirement.

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Hugh Jackman In Talks For Blackbeard In Warner Bros’ Peter Pan Origin Story

Watch out, Pan. Wolverine’s comin’.

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Tom Hiddleston as Young Captain Hook in Direct to Video Tinkerbell Movie trailer

I’m pretty sure Tom Hiddleston only has one line in this whole trailer, but I predict there will be a lot of folks buying this for their “nieces and nephews” this spring.

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Beautifully Illustrated Warrior Women By Greg Opalinski

Illustrator Greg Opalinski draws a lot of things, but, come on, we’re here for the ladies. Here’s a collection of his female character art, both original and fan. (Hey, put some purple eyes on this first knight and you’d have Alanna of Trebond! Childhood made.)

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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day. Here’s Jack Sparrow. On a Unicycle. Playing the POTC Theme. With Bagpipes. That Are On Fire. [VIDEO]

Oh, Unipiper. I love you so. Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys. Yarrrrrgh.

(via: Laughing Squid)

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Tom Hiddleston Tapped To Play Captain Hook For Disney’s The Pirate Fairy

All kinds of news is coming out of the D23 Expo in California this weekend (we previously heard about casting for Finding Dory) but this bit took us by surprise. Christina Hendricks and Tom Hiddleston are setting off for the high seas with Disney’s animated film, The Pirate Fairy. Not only will Hiddleston be playing Captain Hook, he’ll sing, too.

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Violence in Disney Animation

What’s special about this? I’m just saying it doesn’t seem like it’s particularly limited to Disney, they’re used in orchestras and soundtracks all th-

Oh, violence. I got you. A supercut of that in Disney movies would probably take at least twenty minutes. I mean, there aren’t even any Hercules or Sleeping Beauty clips in here. And yet somehow all these villains wind up falling off cliffs anyway. They should really put up some railings.

(via Laughing Squid.)

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Disney Hires Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Writer For Pirates of the Caribbean 5

I’m one of those people who thinks the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise should have ended a while ago but seeing as how they are cash cows at the international box office, they’re still being churned out. The most recent news on that front is a writer has been chosen for Pirates 5. His credits include Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull and Speed 2: Cruise Control

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So The Writer of Moulin Rouge! and Weta Workshop are Making Game of Thrones With Joan of Arc

Okay, I admit it. There is one part of that headline that may be a projection rather than indisputable. The fact is that Craig Pearce‘s series, adapted from Kimberly Cutter‘s recent novel The Maid, a version of the Joan of Arc tale that interweaves her perspective on the end of the Hundred Years War with the perspectives of “the international noble houses which battled for control of the French throne and ultimately the birth of a nation.”

I chose to simplify that sentence with the phrase “Game of Thrones but with Joan of Arc.” The rest of it? Absolutely no hyperbole. The writer behind Moulin Rouge! is preparing a drama series about Joan of Arc, and Weta Workshop will be doing the design.

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