‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ May Begin Filming in Australia in Early 2015

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5, which directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) previously said will have the subtitle Dead Men Tell No Tales, secured an official Summer 2017 release date last month. Prior to that, Pirates franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer was forecasting an early 2015 start date for production on Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) latest adventure – and, according to a fresh update on the project, that still looks to be the plan.

Inside Film is reporting that Walt Disney Pictures is in the midst of negotiations with Australia’s government to receive a 30% incentive to shoot a “big budget feature” in the country, beginning around the early part of 2015. Currently, the signs point to Pirates of the Caribbean 5 being the blockbuster in question.

Previously, Australia’s government offered the Mouse House a $21.6 million incentive to shoot a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake in the country, but that project no longer has David Fincher lined up as director – and is, for all intents and purposes, dead until further notice. Disney, it seems, wants that same money applied to the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and then bumped even higher, to help cover the swashbuckling tenptole’s hefty cost (one that has reportedly already been streamlined in response to The Lone Ranger‘s under-performance at the box office).

(Sidenote: THR is reporting that 20,000 Leagues is, in fact, the Disney project being eyed to begin shooting in 2015, but IF‘s article does not support this. Furthermore, the THR article includes a quote from the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), which says that it understands the incentive “originally reserved for 20,000 Leagues to be reallocated to this new production” – which, again suggests that 20,000 Leagues is not the film in question.)

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Depp will be back as Captain Jack, while Geoffrey Rush is also lined up to return as (Hector) Barbossa in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean feature. There’s also the long-standing rumor that Christoph Waltz will portray the main antagonist of the film, in addition to talk of Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3Transcendence) playing an astronomer whose knowledge results in her being accused of witchcraft. Mind you, the story/script by Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2 & 3, Tower Heistmay also include actual witches.

The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie will have a pair of up-and-coming directors (from outside the studio system) calling the shots, based on Nathanson’s script – but can they bring fresh creativity to this very profitable, yet increasingly tired Disney ride-turned movie blockbuster property? Feel free to let us know what you think, in the comments section of this article.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives on July 7th, 2017.

Source: Inside Film

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  1. Great article and very interesting. However not sure about the reference to Australia’s Labor government. We have a Liberal federal government. Labor in some states. Not that it is really that relevant.

    • Thanks for the tidbit! I went ahead and changed it to just “Australia’s government.”

  2. Too bad about David Fincher not directing 20,000 Leagues. That sounds interesting and Australia and NZ would have been a good place to film it.

    Pirates 5 sounds as if it could be interesting too. Not sure about filming in Australia though. The Caribbean would make more sense. Heck, Madagascar would make more sense.

    • Australia is not the only location where they will be filming Pirates 5. Other locations that Pirates 5 will be filmed are Hawaii, Los Angeles CA, Louisiana, U.K and Puerto Rico.

  3. If POTC 5 is shot in Australia then might the movie revolve around the history of Australia’s penal colonies after the American Revolution? Maybe at the beginning of the film Jack Sparrow is part of the American Revolution and then imprisoned in Australia where he meets other pirates. They escape in search of whatever treasure the movie is about.

  4. If Geoffrey Rush is back, then I’m in.

  5. I may be in the minority here but I actually enjoyed POTC 4…wasnt great but pretty good…

    • You are not in the minority I loved POTC 4 too.

      • I also thought it was pretty good! Only thing that was missing that I would have liked to see was Orlando Bloom :D

    • I actually liked On Stranger Tides better than installments 2-3.

  6. i dont know how popular this genre is… but i really love it. i love all the POTC movies. i really loved the game black flag. but other than those there really is nothing about pirates in the main stream.

    they have the one piece anime that is a big pirate adventure but that has its ups and downs. its currently crap so ive dropped it.

    i would like more fantasy pirate movies.

  7. what happened to the rumors of Will and Elizabeth possibly coming back? I remember hearing something about that

  8. As far as I know the producers have said their story is wrapped up for good.

    I love Johnny but these films have been steadily going downhill since number two. The last one was just a money making waste of time.

    Do we really NEED another one?

    Seeing as now we know that Jack and co can be brought BACK from Davey’s locker (death) the entire drama of the films have been lost. What’s to fear if death isn’t forever?

    • Do we need it? No…we do not need any movies to come out. But I love Jack Sparrow and I do not mind a movie every few years. That is one of Johnny Depp’s characters that I seriously love! And I am sure other people feel the same way.

    • That is not exactly true. The only reason Jack & Co. were able to escape Davey Jones Locker is because of Calipso/Tia Dalma who is now free and has no need for mortal concerns. The nautical map was also likely lost.

      Personally I enjoy all of the movies. Some more than others sure but I never tire of Depp as cooky Captain Jack. Always good for laughs.

  9. bring back seriosly Orlando and Keira!! It’s stupid too introduce boring new characters just to save money considering that they will stand just for this movie alone…then disney wonder why the film doesn’t cames out good.

    Of course the 4th movie had a horrible story and an horrible direction…Verbinski made a fantastic work with the first 3 movies. I hope that this new duo could make a better work than the fourth episode.