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Jerry Bruckheimer Returns to Paramount Pictures for First Look Deal?

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December 5, 2013
Source: THR

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Back in September, we learned that mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and The Walt Disney Company were ending their longtime first-look deal, letting the current contract expire in 2014. This has left Bruckheimer and his production banner looking for a new home, and THR has word that he might end up going back to the source of his early success with Paramount Pictures. Back in the 80s, Bruckheimer found great success with hits like Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop (which spawned a franchise that might have a new sequel on the way) and Flashdance, and it would be nice if he returned to more adult, gritty fare there.

Bruckheimer's departure from Disney came after the box office bomb that was The Lone Ranger, and the producer has been struggling lately to deliver hits for Disney. Despite the box office success of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the series seems to have lost its life lately. But still, Bruckheimer once had free reign to make more adult films like Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, but since Disney doesn't have their Touchstone Pictures banner doing much anymore, that's left him dealing with more family fare. It's not a done deal yet, but we're hoping this gets Bruckheimer back to his glory days.

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  • Brian Sleider
    Duck Face fail.
    • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
      Aflac!
  • Sean
    Maybe this will get him back in with Disney ?
    • rap
      not happen
      • Sean
        Well, He is still releasing Pirates 5 with Disney.
        • rap
          yes that's true. but just because his first look deal and partnership with disney his ending. doesn't he can't stop with them on some projects like pirates. but his true original home that began his early hit films from the 80's was at paramount so going back there makes sense. plus his buddy michael bay has his first deal at the studio. and they could be a possible reunion?
          • rap
            and disney is well to focus on marvel and star wars stuff. so jerry needed to move on and start a new road ahead, and a new era with another studio that can make him go back to his old school roots
          • rap
            plus don't forget joel sliver left warner bros after three decades of both good and bad films and went to universal to start a era of his career.

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