New writer hired for Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

News Simon Brew 14 Jan 2013 - 06:56

New writing help is recruited to bring Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 to the big screen...

Thankfully, it seems as though Disney has been as good as its word with Pirates Of The Caribbean 5. The last movie may have been a massive success, but few people seemed to love it. And Disney, Johnny Depp and Jerry Bruckheimer all hinted afterwards that they were refusing to press ahead with a fifth film until the proper ingredients were in place.

It wasn't always looking so hopeful. Soon after the release of the pitiful Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, it was revealed that Terry Rossio (who has co-written every film in the series thus far) had been putting together a screenplay for Pirates 5, and that haste was once more taking precedence over making a good movie (at that stage, it looked as though the ingredients were bank notes).

That was back in 2011 though, and the latest on the project is that a screenwriter new to the franchise has been brought on board to work on the Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 script. Jeff Nathanson is the man who got the call (his previous work includes Catch Me If You Can, along with Rush Hour 3, Tower Heist and Speed 2: Cruise Control). Whether he gets to start afresh is unclear, but we'll keep you posted as we find out more...


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I like the pirate's franchise, in a kind of dumb fun way, and I actually prefered the 4th over the 2nd and 3rd. Though 'The Crimson Pirate' remains the best pirate film ever made!

They should have stopped after the first one.

I think the problem with with 2 and 3 was that the script felt over-stretched and it could have been a good film had they just made one. The forth was better but I think Jack Sparrow works better in a supporting role and not as the lead. I'd be up for a fifth one, it just needs a strong script. How about introducing Long John Silver into the series?

The first one was fantastic. I still haven't seen the fourth. I can't be bothered. And as for the writer...Speed 2 and Rush Hour 3? Give me strength.

I don't give a twoddle about what any of you ravenous dogs have to say, I will be finding my bearings to the nearest pictures come the release of this here fifth installment, and will condemn any man who dares speak a word of filth against the witty captain to the locker. Savvy? ;)

Aye Captain.

I'm stoked, Nathanson seems like a good match (Catch Me if You Can) - bring on more Captain Jack, Barbossa, the Pearl, and Gibbs!

I've heard the story might be going into mermaid mythology a lot more - Barossa has the Sword of Triton now at any rate :D I cannot wait, and see these as fantastic movies - funny, adventurous, and just totally mad :D

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