Disney is never one to give up the cash cows when it comes to their film projects and the seemingly endless series of Pirates of the Caribbean films is proof enough of that. Even though they’ve been getting progressively worse, they still manage to sell some tickets and make the Sith Lord mouse a tidy profit. And now, look out, cause here comes the fifth installment in the Pirates franchise!
They’ve just hired on Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal) to take the script to the next level, crafting a new draft from what Terry Rossio already put together. Once the new script is nice and pretty, they’ll no doubt be looking to snatch up as many old cast members as they can.
And while Johnny Depp hasn’t officially signed anything yet, he’ll likely return once they show him the amount of zeros on his paycheck. Everyone else, however, is another story. No one knows for sure whether they want to do more Pirates or even if the new script would have room in there for them to return. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
What do the Nerdreaders think? Let Pirates sink to the bottom of the ocean or keep making them until Depp begins to look like Keith Richards did in Pirates 3?
Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.