Producer Jerry Bruckheimer ended the 22 year partnership with Walt Disney Company on September 20th.
Bruckheimer’s deal will not be renewed with Walt Disney Studios when it expires in 2014. He is famous for movies like “The Rock”, “Con Air”, “Pearl Harbor”, “Armageddon”, and many Disney productions like “National Treasure” series and our very favorite “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
(Don’t worry though, he claims that he’ll still help produce “Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Man Tell No Tales” and that he’d like to continue the “National Treasure” series)
Bruckheimer’s most recent picture, “The Lone Ranger,” released July 3, ended up in a flop for Disney and many knew it would be the end of his Disney partnership. Disney has projected it will lose up to $190 million on the film.
“Bruckheimer is looking to produce more mature films outside the scope of the Disney brand,” according to a joint statement from the producer and Disney…which usually means he got canned. Disney’s film studio wants to focus on brands including Disney, Pixar animation, the Marvel superhero franchise, and “Star Wars”.