There aren’t too many people who were begging for a Pirates of the Caribbean 5, yet here we are talking about the new filmmakers who will be a part of the latest sequel. Sure, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides made a stupid amount of money at the international box office, but that doesn’t mean we really need another sequel. But at least some cinephiles will be pleased to know that those behind Kon-Tiki will be taking over the latest installment of the lucrative franchise.
Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have just signed on to co-direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5, which means the picture is still very much on schedule to begin shooting towards the end of the year. As usual, we’ll be following the crazy adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and whatever other sad fools follow him as he travels the high seas. The script is currently getting a rewrite from Jeff Nathanson, a man who’s worked on a variety of sequels from Rush Hour 3 to creating the story for the critically bashed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Yea, that doesn’t sound too appealing to this reporter either.
Johnny Depp is back to play the kooky Captain Jack Sparrow with Jerry Bruckheimer producing the picture per usual. It’s no surprise that Johnny Depp would come back to take on the character since he’s made a ridiculous amount of money on the four Disney films. One wonders if he’s got enough money stored up to send his great great grandchildren through college. Now that’s a thought.
Do you want to see another Pirates of the Caribbean movie?