‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Gets an Official Title

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Walt Disney Pictures intends to release a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie – starring Johnny Depp as the rascally Jack Sparrow – in time to compete during the cutthroat Summer 2015. As a result, the studio has been cleaning house on this franchise, after the last installment, subtitled On Stranger Tides, grossed $1 billion around the globe – but didn’t exactly leave as many people clamoring for more, or prove that this swashbuckling franchise is not running on fumes at this stage.

In order to freshen things up, the Mouse House recruited a new writer for Pirates 5 to take over from Ted Eliott and Terry Rossio – who penned the second, third and fourth Pirates flicks, after having co-written the first chapter. Based on similar reasoning, the fifth installment will be directed by two people who are new to the blockbuster movie-making playground - Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg - but who also made a splash (pun intended) this year, with their indie sea-faring tale Kon-Tiki.

This is Infamous was interviewing Rønning and Sandberg about the forthcoming Kon-Tiki Blu-ray release later this month, when the conversation naturally turned to their Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Both of the directors kept their lips sealed, as to avoid incurring the wrath of Disney’s legal department; however, that didn’t prevent them from revealing what the official (sub)title for the project is going to be.

As such, we can confirm that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is called… Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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This is the first Pirates movie subtitle to explicitly reference an element of the original Disney theme park attraction that inspired the franchise to begin with; yet, at the same time, the fifth movie’s subtitle is perhaps even more enigmatic than the fourth movie’s subtitle, On Stranger Tides. Things have changed since the time when each installment in the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy – from director Gore Verbinski – had a subtitle that directly alluded to either some key element or important plot device in the film.

Dead Men Tell No Tales, by comparison, doesn’t exactly offer any clues about the plot, beyond the implication that Sparrow could be confronted with the reality of his inevitable death (read: just like the last two movies). Rønning and Sandberg are describing the screen story and script from Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2 & 3, Tower Heist) as both “a stand-alone adventure [and] tie into the overall mythology of the series” – but again, it’ll take more than that to convince anyone that there’s some imagination and creative life left to be milked from this cash-cow.

… Then again, with rumors that Disney executives are going to have the final cut on Pirates 5 – to make sure the final product is an easy and inoffensive sell to the masses – perhaps it’s best to not start hoping for something imaginative (or even a creative and ambitious, yet messy blockbuster like The Lone Ranger).


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in theaters on July 10th, 2015.

Source: This is Infamous [via Think McFly Think]

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  1. this one on July 10 and
    Superman/Batman on July 17…

  2. This is a great title. I love all 4 Pirates of the Caribbean films and I hope this might forshadow that this is the final chapter in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. 2015 here we come!

    • They might make a Pirates of the Caribbean 6 if Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales does well in theaters.

      • They said in the news that they will be making ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ 6 & 7 and they’re going to shoot it back-to-back like the second and the third movie.

  3. The Phrase is a more modern version of an older one, “Dead Cats don’t Meow” it means leave no one alive, no witnesses, and survive. Kind of the Walter White of Pirates. lol

    I hope this film is better than the last three, ugh.

  4. That’s a mouthful.

    Love the mythology in these films. Hope the next one expands more on those.

    • Yes, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a mouth full but remember, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is mouth full too.

  5. Two directors, this movie will never get finished!

  6. Can anyone make a Inoffensive movie in this day & age?

    • What do you mean exactly?

  7. Why does all have to be in corner stone of dead man, it’s stuped as it sounds, thre is no point. Are they trying to resurrect Will Turner from the third movie?
    i guess so
    Will is in charge of the Flying Duthmen, if you can recall after the end credits of Pirates three, Will comes back and see his doughter, with Elisabeth.The vanished in the hirizon after sunrise. Is this something hidden into their script.If so, then they are disregarding Pirates 4 and go back to the original mythology.
    But i guess so they want to cut the cost been concern with the lates failer of Lone Ranger.
    If people aren’t stupid enought they, could see the clues in the subtitle.
    If they resurrect Will Turner from the ocean depth, then this might speak out something inetersting, or perhaps what the new creative team can envision.
    Anyway it sould be better to leave this franchise alone right afer three.

    And Disney should invest in new Pirate movie that Mr Bruckemier long ago had intention of making with Rodely Scott Directing, Captain Kidd.

    If disney read this then the should change thier mind and take on a diferent level of the Pirate era.

  8. I just found out that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starts filming in February 2014 instead of in January 2014 -> http://www.craveonline.com/film/interviews/559607-exclusive-interview-joachim-ronning-and-espen-sandberg-on-kon-tiki-and-pirates-5/2

  9. Surly, ‘Dead Men’ don’t refer to ‘Davy Jones’, right? What I want most of the 5th installment is bringing back Hans Zimmer’s love theme from ‘At World’s End’ along with Mr. and Ms. Turner. These two love birds make a great combination for the movie, it will attract even bigger fans. To be honest about it, ‘On Stranger Tides’ was the worst one ever.

  10. Like tou gays , i’m very exited about pirates 5 , the story sounds great and i have to say that pirates des caribbean is my favorite movie . But do you know that that penelope cruz won’t be on pirates 5 ? This is stupid ! Angelica found the voudou doll in the last one so not putting her will be ridiculous . I don’t know about you , but i’ll be really dispointed if she won’t be in the fifth , at least in a suporting role or something . Anyway , i can’t wait for pirates 5 !!!!!!!