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    Netflix Orders Marco Polo Series From Weinstein Company and Directors of 'Kon-Tiki'

    Netflix is going epic and historical -- the streaming service has ordered a series based on the adventures of explorer and trader Marco Polo in the midst of a war in 13th century China.

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    Further 'Lone Ranger' Fallout: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Delayed Beyond Summer of 2015

    When the news broke yesterday that "Ant-Man," Disney and Marvel's adaptation of the superhero second-stringer directed by unproven mainstream quantity Edgar Wright, would move from a relatively pressure-free early November release date to the prime time summer slalom of 2015, we wondered if some oth...

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    In the Works: Why Bruckheimer Wanted 'Kon-Tiki' Directing Duo for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

    The directing team of Norway's Oscar-nominated high-seas adventure film "Kon-Tiki," Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, have landed the helming gig on Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean 5." The Jerry Bruckheimer production is set for a late 2013 or January 2014 start.

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    'Kon-Tiki' Helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg To Direct 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5'

    It's hard to find anyone that much likes the second and third films in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise -- though actually, we maintain that both "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End" are infinitely more interesting than the majority of blockbusters. But nevertheless, the fourth movie, the...

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    A Voyage Worth Taking: Kon-Tiki

    Thor Heyerdahl made history by traveling nearly 5,000 miles on a balsa-wood raft in 1947. His book about the adventure sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, and his subsequent 1951 documentary earned an Oscar.

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    Göteborg Review: Norway’s Oscar-Nominated 'Kon-Tiki' Is A Fun Tale Of High Adventure But No More Than That

    Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 raft trip from Peru to Polynesia, which forms the story of “Kon-Tiki,” the opening film of the Göteborg International Film Festival, is already the stuff of legend – particularly in this part of the world. Heyerdahl’s own 1950 book was an international bestse...

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    Toronto 2012: Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg Journey Across the Ocean for 'Kon-Tiki'

    Childhood friends and directorial team, Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg will debuted their third feature film, "Kon-Tiki," at the Toronto Film Festival this week. The film chronicles the 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean undertaken by Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947. The fi...

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