Musical director on Pirates of the Caribbean 4?
There's a crazy rumour going around just now that the director for Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has almost been found, it's a rumour indeed but we do know that the film has started to move forward.
We heard just last week that the film was moving forward, from the Disney Head of Production no less, he said that it was set to film next year and be released in 2011, so they must have a director close to signing. Maybe this is true after all?
Last week exactly I wrote about Oren Aviv from Disney saying:
"We're going to shoot 'Pirates 4' in April and May of next year...We are going to release it hopefully in 2011 is the plan." He said that this time they would only be doing one movie this time that would "hopefully be the first of another trilogy."
So it's going ahead for sure, and they must have someone close to signing to direct it or they're really going close to the wire, or they're directing it with a group of studio executives instead, something I really can't imagine!
Then today we heard through Variety and Coming Soon that Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney have been meeting directors and looking for someone to take over from where Gore Verbinski left off, and the choice is close to being made.
Rob Marshall seems to be the name that is close to being signed according to their rumour sources, and that's a might strange choice if you ask me. He directed Annie, Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Tony Bennet: An American Classic and Nine.
Interesting choice of films to then be going to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 4, but then Memoirs of a Geisha does offer something other than the musical genre.
What do you think, is he the best director for this fantasy adventure? Should they wait for Verbinski again?