Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning is in the early stages of landing a deal with Paramount Pictures for his Origin pitch. The deal will have Rønning writing the film with his brother Andreas Rønning, as well as directing. Jerry Bruckheimer will serve as a producer through his Paramount-based Jerry Bruckheimer Films banner. While details of the story are being kept quiet, early reports suggest this is a high concept sci-fi film with franchise potential. Deadline was the first to report this story.
Origin is Rønning’s latest film that he will direct solo after teaming with Pirates and Kon-Tiki co-director Espen Sandberg. Rønning is attached separately to two other films; Methusaleh for Warner Bros with Tom Cruise and the St. Nick/Christmas viking origin story Winter’s Knight for Sony.
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