How did Disney roll the dice for a movie based on one of their rides?
Risking hundreds of millions of dollars on a movie about pirates seemed like a crazy venture from the start, but Disney really wanted to take the risk. They knew summer needed blockbusters, and they loved the idea of using one of their rides to create one. They were ambitious but careful, they had a backup plan. If the movie didn’t turn out the way they wanted, they could release the movie as a video straight away.
After a few rounds of scriptwriting, they had a fun but straightforward pirate movie. Jerry Bruckheimer came on board and brought writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio work at the supernatural elements of the world. Visionary director in Gore Verbinski to play around in this world. And soon they were in production.
Check out the video about the creation of this classic adventure from Wild books, and let’s talk after the jump.
I appreciate Disney’s set piece and character extravagance, Pirates of the Caribbean
Even with one of the biggest dice rolls in cinema history, Disney took the first step forward Pirates Movie and they never looked back. The first film in the series cost around $ 140 million but grossed $ 654,264,015 worldwide. It was an unprecedented hit that released sequels that increased the budget and largely matched success.
While it’s impossible to point your finger at just one thing that made these films so popular, it’s easy to see how many details made the story sing. The cast was perfect and the characters they were supposed to play were so well drawn. Everyone has individual motivations and they are developed along with the plot, which means they have all of the points in this film. Elizabeth is wrongly taken because of her love for Will. Will is bloodbound and hides a secret. Jack needs Will’s secret to get his ship back, and Barbossa needs it to live.
Around these characters are some of the most imaginative set pieces. We see people fighting in a forge, climbing walls, using boats like submarines and even stranding on deserted islands.
The best thing about it? The films kept this up for the sequels. People fought on rolling wheels, faced a giant octopus, and inhabited boats that became part of them. We saw incredible CGI villains holding up today, people who had desires and longings that were palpable and gloriously nefarious. In the next four sequels, the film had to keep increasing the stakes. While none of them are as good as the first (in my opinion), they all capture the heart of the film and the mission of having bold fun.
All of these elements convinced Disney to put on the first film, and what continues to convince them to like other rides. to adapt Jungle cruise to the cinema today. While not all of them are that strong, it set the bar incredibly high and made Disney a ton of money.
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