bruckheimer.jpgThough they've leaked few details, Disney has reportedly signed producer Jerry Bruckheimer to the largest deal in the studio's history. The five year pact (covering only Bruckheimer's film production practice, and not his burgeoning, CSI-fueled television empire) will cover all overhead on The Bruckster's recently-expanded Santa Monica headquarters, as well as production costs on the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, which are expected to be the most expensive franchise extenders in history. It's apparently all part of Disney's diabolical scheme to snatch up the biggest producers in town; as Variety's Dave S. Cohen puts it, Bruckheimer's there to "focus on tentpoles",  whilst Scott Rudin is "slotted for more highbrow material."

Do you think Disney's gonna get their money's worth? Or is any deal this big a surefire disaster?

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