Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides To Shoot In Hawaii This Summer

Hawaii loves Disney. ABC (owned by Disney) has spent the past few years adding to the state's cachet as a travel destination by filming Lost there, there's a Disney resort opening next year and now Jerry Bruckheimer & Co. will bring Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to Kaua'i and O'ahu this summer. That's right: Pirates is the movie started by the Dick Cook regime at Disney that new leader Rich Ross can't or won't kill.

The press release from Hawaii governor Linda Lingle and Disney doesn't offer any new details with respect to actors or story points. It does confirm, however, that Rob Marshall is directing. The director had sounded uncertain about the job when asked about it while promoting Nine. Johnny Depp is returning, as are writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. You can read the release in full at Coming Soon.