Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 script being rewritten
The fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie won't be sailing just yet, as rewrite work has been ordered...
It was around the time of the release of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides last year that it was revealed that Terry Rossio had put the guts of a script together for a fifth adventure. Rossio, who has co-written all four films to date, had presumably been put to work early, so that Disney could turn a fifth film around quickly.
The thing is, while On Stranger Tides went on to take over $1bn at the worldwide box office (albeit with the franchise's lowest US box office take to date), the story problems with it were there for all to see. Even the most charitable Pirates fan would surely have to concede that the latest film succeeded in spite of yet another muddled, lumbering screenplay. And whilst much was made of the change of director for the fourth Pirates film, we couldn’t help but think that the problem might not have been in that department.
Rob Marshall, who directed the fourth film, has now been nattering to Collider about the state of the fifth, which seems to indicate that he might be returning to the director’s chair for it. And it seems that the Pirates 5 script is not quite as locked down as we’d thought.
Marshall said that “Terry is writing it and he’s working incredibly hard and he did a draft and rethought it all and started working on it again. You want to make sure you are asking the audience to come back to see an exciting adventure and it has to reach that caliber, and if not there’s no reason to do it."
"I know Johnny feels the same way", he continued. "He needs to see a script, but he would be happy — if it’s the right script — to put that hat and sword back on.”
Our suggestion: once that script has been written, get a few more people to read and critique it before committing a nine figure sum to make the film. Just a thought…