Disney Hires Writers For Pirates of the Caribbean Reboot
The Pirates franchise might get a reboot!
Pirates of the Caribbean Reboot On The Way From Zombieland Writers!
Deadline reports that Disney is exploring options for an update on the swashbuckling franchise from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writing duo behind Zombieland. It makes sense on a business level because the Pirates movies have raked in some serious booty since The Curse of the Black Pearl hit theaters back in 2003 raking in more than $4.5 billion worldwide over the course of five films. The question, though, is who if any members of the cast would return, especially since the previous entry teased a sequel with Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. However, those two already sat out the fourth installment, On Stranger Tides, with the only constant through all five films being Johnny Depp‘s drunken rogue Captain Jack Sparrow. It could be that this is a total reboot with a completely new cast of characters and original storyline.
Pirates of the Caribbean is based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name in which riders embark on a boat ride through the town of Port Royal as it is attacked and looted by cursed pirates. The films are produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert, and Jeff Nathanson. The first three films are directed by Gore Verbinski with the fourth being helmed by Rob Marshall and the fifth by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. Starring in the films are Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, and Kevin McNally along with Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Nighy, Naomie Farris, Stella Skarsgard, Tom Hollander, Chow Yun-Fat, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz, and Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Javier Bardem.