Over at What’s Playing they’ve discovered some top secret information regarding Disney’s upcoming feature, Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides. The film won’t hit theaters until May of next year but they’ve uncovered the opening scene to the film. It’s not the actual video but it’s a pretty detailed description. If you want to find out how Captain Jack’s next adventure begins, keep reading…

The scene has already been shot and is “in the can” so if you don’t want to be spoiled stop NOW. Here it is…

[The] film opens at night. Spanish fisherman spots something in the water. A Shape. He fishes out what he soon discovers is the body of an ancient sailor. The boat’s captain rushes over for a look – - before he can make his assessment, the thought-dead sailor’s eyes open. Sailor grabs Captain’s arm… fade out.

The Captain and his aide then arrive at the regal residents of King Ferdinand, with said body, who inform the royal that the not-so-dead sailor claims to have sailed on a vessel belonging to the ship of Ponce de Leon, who died 200 years ago. Ferdinand’s first thought is that the sailor has found the legendary Fountain of Youth. He orders ‘The Spaniard’ to hit the seas in search of it.

Once again, it looks like the Pirates series is getting historical on us. The film is directed by Rob Marshall and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20, 2011.

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What do you think of the scene? Are you still excited about the film?

Additional Source: Popsugar, Radar Onlie