With the highly anticipated first teaser trailer arriving Monday evening, I knew Disney would start teasing some first looks at Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Yea, don’t forget we have this sequel to watch out for next summer as well. Damn these come so quick! Our good friend Anthony Breznican over on USA Today debuted the new photos, including a first look at Penélope Cruz. “What’s most interesting about Pirates 4 is you don’t have to connect the dots for these subplots and sub-characters,” Depp told the paper. “It felt like a fresh, clean slate.” This definitely seems like it might be a very strong return to form.
There are two fantastic articles about On Stranger Tides to go along with these – read them here and here.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides stars Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow again as well as Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane as Blackbeard, Geoffrey Rush and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mermaid. “These mermaids are ferocious,” Bruckheimer explains. “On the surface they’re beautiful, but once you get them underwater, they turn pretty scary.” The story was based on Tim Powers’ book, which focuses heavily on the “Fountain of Youth” that was hinted at the end of At World’s End. Chicago & Nine director Rob Marshall is helming this fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film and has been directing at various locations the last few months. This is supposedly being shot in 3D. Disney has On Stranger Tides set to open on May 20th, 2011 next summer.
Posted by admin Date: Friday, December 10, 2010
If you were worried that just one more dive back into the ocean with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides wasn’t going to be enough to quench your thirst for Captain Jack Sparrow then you are in luck. HitFix reports Disney has been quietly telling cast and crew to save a big chunk of their time in the near future to shoot a the fifth and sixth installments of their successful franchise back-to-back. This isn’t surprising since the second and third sequels employed the same technique, but honestly, I thought the latter sequels suffered the same plight as the Matrix sequels with more cohesion only within the last two films rather than all three.
However, with Johnny Depp already scheduled for Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger in 2011, it’s anybody’s guess as to when these sequels will get off the ground. It’s also unclear whether or not Rob Marshall will return to directthese two sequels much like Gore Verbinski did for the first trilogy. In addition, since On Stranger Tides found its inspiration from a previously published novel by Tim Powers, writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott will have to work pretty hard to craft two more stories and connect them back to the first film lest they fall into the same hole as the first trilogy. Anyway, it doesn’t look like this franchise is dying anytime soon, so I hope these new sequels deliver some decent swashbuckling adventures. What do you think?
Posted by admin Date: Monday, December 6, 2010
This isn’t that surprising, only because we’ve known (and assumed) for years that Disney would go 3D on the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. But Deadline says that Disney Chairman Rich Ross has approved the decision to shoot Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D this year. However, their article is so damn vacuous, I’m not actually sure they’re shooting in 3D, because they only state that it will be shot “in Disney Digital 3D.” That term, Disney Digital 3D, is used to describe their post-production conversion process, not to shoot in 3D, so I’m not really sure, but it’ll at least be 3D when it hits theaters.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides stars Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow again as well as Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mermaid. The story in this is based on Tim Powers’ book, which focuses heavily on the Fountain of Youth that was hinted at in the conclusion of At World’s End. Chicago and Nine director Rob Marshall is helming this fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film and shooting starts this summer, primarily in Hawaii. If it is indeed being shot from the start in 3D, then it should be pretty cool to watch in 3D. It’s still set for release on May 20th, 2011 next summer.