(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
The captain is back and this time it’s a race to the fountain of youth in the fourth film of the ‘Pirates’ series, directed by Rob Marshall. Once again Starring Johnny Depp as our hero Captain Jack Sparrow and new characters to the series played by beauty Penelope Cruz and veteran actor Ian McShane. With new female male leads added to the series it’s obvious that there’s Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, what a shame. Anyway, here’s your first look at ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
Mermaids, zombies and more Keith Richards! Catching glimpses of action, adventure and more witty one-liners from Sparrow this could very well be the be of the pirate films to date. Sure there’s no Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan but who really cares? It’s Jack Sparrow the ladies drool over and that’s just fine and dandy for everyone, especially Jerry Bruckheimer. Follow the classic formula that they’ve followed from the previous 3 films, from the exotic locations to it’s once again outstanding score, how can they top their predecessors? here’s the official plot synopsis:
“In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.”
Based off Tim Powers’ pirate novel On Stranger Tides, once optioned by Disney many years ago as it’s own film. It holds it’s own as a sequel, but is still able to be called it’s own individual movie entirely. This is a very strong and very well cut trailer to tease an audience with, a well thought through plan from Disney. Having lines like “It has begun, AGAIN!” from McShane however teases that this race to the fountain has happened once before. Not to jump the gun or anything but it could be that Sparrow senior took part in the last race to the fountain of youth, just a observation and a theory.
People will be dying to see this movie next May but until then they can only sit and watch this trailer on repeat.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will hit theaters on May 20th 2012.