Pirates of the Caribbean 4 being written
Not only did Jerry Bruckheimer reveal that pirates of the Caribbean is currently being written by the original writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, but he's been discussing the possibility of Gore Verbinski returning to direct the fourth, just how interested Johnny Depp is, and where this new story is going to go.
If Bruckheimer is pointing us in the right direction then the story seems to be that this film is going to be breaking from the old ones and going in a different direction.
Jerry Bruckheimer has been talking about two projects over at Disney, The Lone Ranger and Pirates of the Caribbean 4, and he revealed that Disney's priority was for The Lone Ranger first before we get a chance to see Johnny Depp as Captain Jack again, but now that seems to have changed and the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film is the one that they want to see next.
"It's a great franchise for them and for us, too...We love the character and Johnny was really excited about coming back to Captain Jack. He certainly is interested in Tonto, but Disney's priority is to get 'Pirates' made first. You never know what's going to happen, but they would like it."
Those were his exact words through Coming Soon, and that means we're definitely going to see a Pirates of the Caribbean 4 film, and what's more the original writers are writing the new script now.
There wasn't much more to squeeze out of the successful producer, but he did reveal that the new film was still very funny but that it was a "whole new way of going" at the franchise. Now that does point the way to more than one film.
I mean we've had our trilogy and now they're working on making a fourth film with a new direction, a new way of doing things, and from all accounts without a lot of the major cast. That to me means more than just one film don't you think?
Add to that the fact that Gore Verbinksi is at a loose end. He was going to be directing Bioshock, and that was eant to be a pretty big project, not any more though, that's dead, and there's the possibility that we could see him back onto Pirates. Bruckheimer is more than honest though and merely said maybe, that it was up to him but that they would love to have him back.
Perhaps if this is a new trilogy and we are going to be seeing a new way for the film then we might see a new director too?
Oh, and the quick update on The Lone Ranger is that there is none. Johnny Depp may be Tonto, but there's no lead cast and no director, and they're waiting until they get a director before moving forward.