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Depp Officially In Talks For Pirates 5
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06 July 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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Depp Officially In Talks For Pirates 5

Given the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise so far – including the fact that On Stranger Tides just sailed across the $1 billion mark at the global box office – it was only a matter of time before Disney started to turn up the heat on another instalment. The script has been underway for a while now, and though Pirates anchor Johnny Depp has said he wants to take a little time in between movies again, he’s apparently now in the early stages of a deal to return for the fifth outing.

Yes, it should really surprise no one, but before the fourth film arrived, Depp was talking up how it would depend on the script and how much he wanted to let the series rest in dry dock to let audiences breathe. But despite fairly scathing reviews for Stranger Tides, it’s become yet another cash cow, so naturally work is really getting started for more Sparrow time.

According to The Wrap, a rough draft of the script is in (from, we assume, franchise veteran Terry Rossio, since he was the one hired in January to start work on it, minus his usual writing partner Ted Elliot) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer and co are said to have been in fevered meetings getting it to a point where Depp will say yes. From the sounds of this, he’s happy enough to at least start figuring out a deal.

As to when the movie itself will actually shoot? That’s anyone’s guess right now, since Depp will be busy on The Lone Ranger for a while this year and may still stick to the idea that he’ll wait a couple of years before setting sail again. Bet Disney and Bruckheimer will be trying to convince him to step aboard as soon as possible…


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make it a pirate movie!
here's an original thought (so they won't use it) just make a pirate movie. y'know, cutlasses, flintlocks, cannon, big ships, treasure (have a curse of you want!) the British navy in hot pursuit, all that brilliant Captain Blood/Errol Flynn stuff. But they won't will they?! Nooooo, it'll have about 20 different subplots (for no reason known to man) and lots of stupid double crosses. I love Depp, think he's wonderful and he is still one of my favourite actors. I just wish he'd kinda take con More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 09:01 on 11 July 2011 | Report This Post

Traindasninja you are an A grade MUPPET!!
"drag to his reputation"??? Er 1 billion dollars and counting..... Poor thing trainedasninja More

Posted by Billie73 at 23:49 on 09 July 2011 | Report This Post

Yaaaaaaayyyyy!!! Excellent news!!
Bring on Pirates 5 - the delicious Mr Depp just gets better and better with age!! Yum. James White - why should we look shocked??! Another jealous Depp hater me thinks!! Lol. Come on naysayers and critics these are Pirates of the Caribbean movies - their narrative clearly translates extremely well to foreign markets. You don't have to go and see them!! Let the Pirates fans ( and guys who aren't intimidated by Johnny's beauteous face) Alone!! More

Posted by Billie73 at 23:46 on 09 July 2011 | Report This Post

I reckon it's a lot to do with the $50-60m they pay him. He could probably stitch them for 10% of the gross next time too. More

Posted by dcheater at 19:15 on 08 July 2011 | Report This Post

Can't wait!!! You can never have enough of naughty Captain Jack! More

Posted by dihowe at 12:50 on 08 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Big K Get a story involving One Eyed Willy from The Goonies films and Jack Sparrow and how he got him marooned in that big cave.. That'd be something I'd pay to see, ha. es! More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 10:20 on 08 July 2011 | Report This Post

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Get a story involving One Eyed Willy from The Goonies films and Jack Sparrow and how he got him marooned in that big cave.. That'd be something I'd pay to see, ha. More

Posted by Big K at 23:08 on 07 July 2011 | Report This Post

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I'm a little sick of the pirates movies. Four is enough. I know why they are making this because the last one made so much money. I'd like to see Depp take something different on that will challenge him More

Posted by furryCuds1z at 23:05 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Sequels
I'd love to see a Tourist 2!!!!! More

Posted by sexylicious77 at 20:14 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ill be happy to turn up if they solve the franchises issues.
Yeah I agree with that. They are losing what was the magic in the first place. Keep it simple. If they had just kept the storyline between blackbeard and Sparrow it would have been great! There was no need for the stupid mermaid storyline or the fountain of youth storyline as that came to nothing! More

Posted by sexylicious77 at 20:13 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Jessica_ca_ca_ca L: Emyr Thy King L: Jessica_ca_ca_ca L: Whistler The only reason I can think of why Depp wants to do it is because he enjoys playing Jack Sparrow.Plus his kids like him being Jack. But as everyone keeps saying, we doubt the sound of money rolling in for this role is putting him off either. Disney knows a cash cow when they see one. t the risk of compromising 'artistic integrity'; one could say he'd be a tit for not continually sucking this teet.N More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 15:33 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Emyr Thy King L: Jessica_ca_ca_ca L: Whistler The only reason I can think of why Depp wants to do it is because he enjoys playing Jack Sparrow.Plus his kids like him being Jack. But as everyone keeps saying, we doubt the sound of money rolling in for this role is putting him off either. Disney knows a cash cow when they see one. t the risk of compromising 'artistic integrity'; one could say he'd be a tit for not continually sucking this teet.sp; Niiice p; To be fai More

Posted by Jessica_ca_ca_ca at 14:22 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Jessica_ca_ca_ca L: Whistler The only reason I can think of why Depp wants to do it is because he enjoys playing Jack Sparrow.Plus his kids like him being Jack. But as everyone keeps saying, we doubt the sound of money rolling in for this role is putting him off either. Disney knows a cash cow when they see one. t the risk of compromising 'artistic integrity'; one could say he'd be a tit for not continually sucking this teet. More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 14:03 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

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L: Whistler The only reason I can think of why Depp wants to do it is because he enjoys playing Jack Sparrow.sp; Plus his kids like him being Jack.   But as everyone keeps saying, we doubt the sound of money rolling in for this role is putting him off either. Disney knows a cash cow when they see one. More

Posted by Jessica_ca_ca_ca at 13:58 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
I am shocked that Depp is still considering continuing wit h a franchise which is a drag to his reputation. Yeah either he loves the character (which is my guess because it does look fun) or he likes the money. Seriously though if it looks rubbish on paper he should just say no. More

Posted by trainedasninja at 13:15 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Eh??
Can't blame you for having high hopes but if history has taught us anything........ More

Posted by beardyphysics at 11:03 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Eh??
L: beardyphysics I'm sorry but enough already, the last three films have been utter shite and everyone keeps saying "well maybe they will get it right this time" how many times can you be fooled? sp; I agree that its probably going to be poo and they are definitely doing it for the money. However, if they are gonna make another, you can't blame me for wanting it to be good. More

Posted by trainedasninja at 10:59 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

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Better Be Fricken Good this time! Im surprised the writers have anymore ideas...what more is their to say? More Undead Crew? Another Villain with a weird ship and large hat? Another attempt for Jack to gain immortality? More sea monsters?....These have been done already. I welcome any attempt for a ] pirates of the carribean film but i hope they keep it simple. A fun hunt for buried treasure would be by suggestion. More

Posted by trainedasninja at 10:42 on 06 July 2011 | Report This Post

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