It’s been in the works for some time now – a fifth installment in the money-making, seemingly endless Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. And although each movie seems to be getting steadily worse than the last, the dollar signs are there and Disney looks to have no plans to stop. Finally, a bit of news has come in regarding the stalled project, though real news and rumor are closely intermingled thus far.
What is known for sure is that the script is being worked and re-worked in an effort to make it something more than just another piratey adventure. Johnny Depp has said he’s onboard, when they finally get that first part finished. Also, Disney just finished negotiating with Puerto Rico so that they can film the new flick there instead on in Hawaii like the previous movies.
The big, bad rumormill has more to say. There are hints that perhaps Rob Marshall (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) will be coming back, since Bruckheimer is busy with other crap…er, movies. Some are saying that the new flick will be shooting as early as November, though this looks pretty unlikely. With an incomplete script and no casting done, we’ll be lucky if they even have a shoot date established by the end of the year.
So, it’s not much, but it’s what we got. When we hear some more reliable news, trust that we will let you know. Until then, just be patient and rewatch your Pirates DVDs.
Thanks to /film for helping us spread the rumors.