Will Disney ever make up their minds? Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has gone through so many location changes that I’m starting to get sea sick. A while back we reported that the film would shoot in London after the studio passed over Louisiana, and now another change has been made. They’re moving on over to paradise on the coast of Hawaii.
According to a recent statement released by Governor Linda Lingle, Hawaii has been chosen as the place of production for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. More specifically Disney President and CEO Bob Iger met with Governor Lingle on Friday to share the news that the islands of Kaua’i and O’ahu will be sites for the production of the feature film.
Shooting is scheduled to begin this summer in order to make its release deadline for the summer of 2011. They estimate that the film will generate 85 million dollars in direct and indirect spending for Hawaii, as well as create hundreds of jobs for locals.
After the previous London announcement, a lot of our readers were upset that the studio didn’t choose the actual Caribbean as the shooting location. Hawaii can give a similar feel, and it does keep the production in the U.S., which is always good. I’ll take a Hawaiian backdrop over London any day.
What do you think about Disney’s decision to shoot Pirates 4 in Hawaii?