Venkman Here - Here is some excited news! It seems Dreamworks has found a way to get in on the Pirate movie action by doing a bio epic on the most popular pirate of them all 'Blackbeard'. I imagine this will be grounded more in reality than fantasy. Variety rports:
David Franzoni, who wrote "Amistad" and "Gladiator" for the studio, will pen "Blackbeard," which delves into the life of British buccaneer Edward Teach.
Barry Josephson ("Enchanted") is producing alongside motivational speaker and former Philadelphia 76ers prexy/co-owner Pat Croce, who wrote "Pirate Soul," a book that chronicled the golden era of piracy, which spanned 1690-1730.
I think it will turn out to be a pretty amazing looking film with a really good story line. Can't wait to hear who they will get to direct it.