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Maleficent bewitched the director of the 5th Pirates

Image A month ago, Disney invited Jez Butterworth ("007: SPECTRUM") to rewrite the script for the second "Maleficent". At the same time, Angelina Jolie's participation in the filming of the sequel was confirmed. For the complete set, only the director was lacking, and now the Deadline portal can name the main contender. It is reported that the Disney bosses have turned to a filmmaker they already know: Joaquim Ronning, one of the directors of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean, is negotiating with the major.

It is noteworthy that before that Ronning worked in tandem with Espen Sandberg. Together they directed the action comedy Bandits, several episodes of the TV series Marco Polo and the Oscar-nominated drama Kon-Tiki. As a result, the duo received an invitation to lead the filming of the next "Pirates of the Caribbean", and although the sequel to the popular franchise was met by critics without much enthusiasm, it managed to raise almost $ 795 million worldwide.

It was rumored that during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean, a conflict arose between Ronning and Sandberg, and perhaps that's why their well-coordinated duo fell apart. Ronning is going to independently do not only the second "Maleficent", but also the adaptation of the last novel by Michael Crichton. At the same time, the Disney project is a priority for the director, and if everything goes according to plan, the shooting of the fairy tale will begin in the first quarter of 2018.


The text of "Maleficent 2" was written by the screenwriter of the first film Linda Wolverton and the already mentioned Jez Butterworth. For Angelina Jolie, the role of the famous witch from The Sleeping Beauty will be the first since the drama Cote d'Azur.

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Author: Jake Pinkman