I just got off the phone with directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg having talked about their Oscar-nominated film KON-TIKI coming to Blu-ray on August 27 (you can read the full interview next week), and being that they’re lined up to helm the fifth chapter in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, I figured I’d mine for any small tidbit they’d be willing to throw out there for the 2015 tent pole.
They seemed genuinely enthused about the script they’ll be working with, and while I’m sure Disney security was waiting in the wings to make sure no big details of PIRATES 5 were revealed this early in the game, the filmmaking duo did drop something worthwhile on me, regarding what we can call the film.
Say goodbye to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5…
And hello to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES.
For fans of the theme park attraction, that title will ring a pretty familiar bell, although it’s far too soon to know what exactly that means for whatever story Jeff Nathanson has cooked up this time. When I asked if this would be a stand-alone adventure or tie into the overall mythology of the series, I was told both, so who knows what’s on deck… But at least we can go forward referring to this as something a bit more exotic than PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5.