Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 Begins Filming In Spring 2010

Disney's Head of Production Oren Aviv tells ComingSoon that the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is gearing up to begin shooting early 2010

"We're going to shoot Pirates 4 in April and May of next year," Aviv said. "We are going to release it hopefully in 2011."

Aviv also says that the plan is for Pirates 4 to "hopefully be the first of another trilogy," which would be shot by itself, and not back-to-back like the previous Pirates sequels. No word on who will direct the new film. Series helmer

Gore Verbinski was originally attached to another Pirates film, but left to direct a big screen adaptation of the video game Bioshock. But as you probably know by now, Bioshock has stalled while the studio reassesses how to bring down the project's budget.  With no start date in sight, Verbinski could possibly direct the fourth Pirates movie.