Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been shackled with a title, and it will now be known as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The fourth sequel to the insanely successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise will once again see Johnny Depp star as the swashbuckling Jack Sparrow, and it will be released into cinemas in the summer of 2015.
The last installment to the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, grossed over $1 billion at the box office; however, it was roundly criticized by critics.
In order to spark a fresh impetus into the franchise, Walt Disney Pictures have hired a new writer to replace Ted Eliot and Terry Rossio, handing the opportunity to Jeff Nathanson.
Eliott and Rossio scribed the second, third, and fourth Pirates of the Caribbean films and also co-wrote the original effort. Natahanson has previously written Speed 2: Cruise Control, Catch Me If You Can, and The Terminal.
Disney have also replaced Rob Marshall as the film’s director, as he will be making Into the Woods instead. Marshall’s replacement is the filmmaking team of Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who earlier this year found success with Kon-Tiki.
The likes of Tim Burton, Chris Weitz, and Alfonso Cuaron were previously linked to the film, and it is believed that this film will work as a stand alone piece.
Whether Johnny Depp will be around for too many more Pirates of the Caribbean films remains up for debate, as he recently admitted that he is considering quitting the acting profession.
“When you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year, for example, and you realize that you’ve said written words more than you’ve actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking about that as kind of an insane option for a human being.”
He then added:
“I can’t say that I’d want to be doing this for another 10 years… At a certain point, when you get old enough or get a few brain cells back, you realize that, on some level, you lived a life of a fugitive.”