Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Gets New Directors
It seems that we have not yet seen the last of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Deadline is reporting that Disney has decided upon a team of new directors for the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
With a stamp of approval from Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are reportedly in final talks with Disney to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5, which is due to begin production later this year.
Following the success of their 2012, Oscar-nominated foreign film, Kon-Tiki, The Norwegian team edged out a shortlist of possible directors including Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) and Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).
Though the last Pirates film, On Stranger Tides, was widely panned by critics, it raked in over $1 billion internationally.
With a nearly finished script, the report says a deal with Rønning and Sandberg is expected to be finalized soon. The film is currently set for a release date of July 10, 2015.
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