Some more information about Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has come out, speculative, of course.
hollywood-elsewhere.com has reported that the basic storyline of the fourth movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is in place.
In Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, and gang are on the trail for the fountain of youth.
The villain of the piece will be a Captain Nemo type character using advanced technology.
The Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will be made in the “steampunk” style, which should be very interesting.
There are also rumors that producer Jerry Bruckheimer will rope in a new director, and it is very likely to be Rob Marshall (Chicago).
In April 2009, the studio had announced that Gore Verbinski, director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movie would not be at the helm of the fourth movie in the franchise.
The first three movies in the franchise were Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Dead Man’s Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s end.
There are also unconfirmed rumors that Keira Knightley will not be part of the Pirates of the Carribean 4.
The movie will be short in the first half of 2010 and will be released sometime in 2010.
Disney had also said that the Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will be part of a new trilogy. Disney Head of Production, Oren Aviv, had said that the first three movies had grown complicated and they want to scale in to down.
The news should make a lot of fans happy given the lukewarm response to the last Pirates movie.
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp is shooting for the much-awaited Alice in Wonderland that is being directed by Tim Burton. The movie should be out in March 2010.
Johnny Depp will also be seen in Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Lone Ranger, where he will play Tonto.