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Jeff Nathanson will catch Jack if he can

14 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Pirates Of The Caribbean

Some franchises peter out once they’ve stretched to a trilogy. Then there are the powerhouses, the ones that ride the choppy waves of critical reaction and still connect with audiences, earning gazillions along the way. Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean series apparently falls into the latter category, and the studio, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, has been busy setting up the fifth instalment. Catch Me If You Can writer Jeff Nathanson is the man hired to craft the latest script draft.

Pirates veteran Terry Rossio – largely responsible for the first four movies alongside writing partner Ted Elliott – was hired in January 2011 to begin working up the next script, details about which are being kept secret for now.

Things moved further ahead when it was reported in July of that year that Johnny Depp,  who has always indicated he’d be willing to slap on Captain Jack Sparrow’s mascara for a new outing assuming he liked the script, had entered talks to return. Though he’s yet to officially sign on (Disney is likely keeping its bones crossed that whatever Nathanson produces will convince Depp to spill ink on a contract), you can bet all involved want the doubloons to keep pouring into the treasure chests.

Nathanson has experience on big franchise outings, having worked on the Speed sequel Cruise Control (probably best forgotten), Rush Hour 2 (er…) and the story for Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (let’s move on, shall we?). He’s also busy writing The 39 Clues for DreamWorks.


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You can't blame Johnny Depp for cashing in here. The Pirates movies are huge hits and the public wants more. The quality of the films is another matter. More

Posted by BenTramer at 17:02 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

Nothing wrong with Rush Hour 2 or Indiana Jones 4 More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 01:52 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

bloomin wonderful to see bloom
this movie will surely only work if orlando bloom signed on , his character was greatly missed from stranger tides i think and yes depp was puttin a lazier then usual portrayal of everyones fave pirate in on stranger tides but given that the story is good and can match the first id be up for it More

Posted by ceaser at 22:53 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

Please, no more PIRATES sequels!
The first one is the ONLY film in the saga worth watching. The three sequels that followed became really horrible. Also, by the time the fourth one was made, Johnny Depp had clearly grown tired of playing Jack Sparrow. I want to see Depp play something different than a drunken Disney pirate again or another pale-skin funny guy (Tim Burton, we're looking at you). I'm also dreading this year's film that Depp starring in, THE LONE RANGER (which is directed by the same guy who did the first three, More

Posted by bb at 20:40 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

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