Screen Junkies » Pyrates http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:10:37 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ridley And Tony Scott In League With ‘Pyrates’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ridley-and-tony-scott-in-league-with-pyrates/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ridley-and-tony-scott-in-league-with-pyrates/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 17:01:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213414 Sleep with one eye open, gentlemen.

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Who would have thought that the pirate craze would still be going strong eight years after Johnny Depp first guy-linered his way into the Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl. Once relegated to air-puffed white cheddar snacks and Capital One ads, pirates are now big business and Scott Free Productions is getting in on the craze.

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Ridley and Tony’s company are developing the 10 -13 episode series, “Pyrates,” for FOX to air next summer. The story is a grittier take than Jack Sparrow getting hit in the groin with a coconut, focusing on the greatest robbery in pirate history — the capturing of the Spanish silver fleet in 1628. The more realistic, less fantastical take probably means no hot mermaids which is a shame. They’ll have to make it up to us with hot Spanish chicks. This is FOX we’re talking about after all. (Deadline)

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