I’ll be straight with you: I’m not a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The first Pirates film had the benefit of extremely low expectations back in 2003, and I don’t think the film series has ever been able to truly recapture the magic of the lightning in a bottle they managed to snag the first time around. Pirates 5 was notorious for its difficult production: delays, rewrites, budget woes, and an injury to star Johnny Depp that caused the production to shut down for two weeks.
So when I attended the press junket and found that co-directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) were giving interviews separately instead of being paired together, I knew I had to ask them a tough, uncomfortable question about whether or not this movie had a negative impact on their working relationship. To their credit, they didn’t throw me out of the room – and it sounds like while the shoot was indeed difficult, they ultimately had a good experience making it. Read our Pirates 5 interview with the filmmakers below.
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Disney is practically overrun with film franchises these days, but since Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides made over a billion dollars worldwide back in 2011, another sequel was inevitable. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters this Friday, but what are the early reviews saying?
The consensus: maybe this film isn’t quite as good as the early buzz coming out of CinemaCon a few months ago seemed to indicate.
Find out more in our Pirates 5 reviews round-up below.
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The new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales features some onscreen text that feels like a threat to Disney shareholders and a promise to everyone who wishes Johnny Depp would just go way. “The final adventure begins” the trailer declares in-between shots of Captain Jack Sparrow prancing across dangerous ground and Javier Bardem doing…whatever the hell Javier Bardem is doing in this movie (and whatever it is, I think I dig it).
So, it’s time to ask the big question: is Disney actually planning to cap off the Pirates of the Caribbean series with the fifth movie? Are they doing this, for the lack of a more eloquent term, for realsies?
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Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Angie Han
Captain Jack is back. Disney has just unveiled the first full Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer — and unlike the teaser trailer or the Super Bowl spot, which barely showed Johnny Depp at all, there’s plenty of him in this one. There’s even a younger version of Jack floating around, in case you don’t like him in his present state.
This time, he’s being pursued by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), a royally pissed-off ghost who’s out to kill every pirate in the sea. But especially Jack, whom he blames for a tragedy in his past. Fortunately for Jack, he’s got some help in the form of two new sidekicks played by Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario . Watch the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer below. Read More »
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A new cast member will join Captain Jack Sparrow on whatever adventures the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean holds. It’s Brenton Thwaites, a name you may not know, but you will soon. He was recently in Oculus as well as The Giver, The Signal, Malificent and the upcoming Son of a Gun. (Which just released a new trailer. Good timing!) In the film, directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Thwaites will play a key British solider. Filming will start in 2015 aimed at a July 2017 release. Read more about the Brenton Thwaites Pirates 5 casting below. Read More »
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is currently in limbo, thanks to Disney CEO Bob Iger. Iger did a conference call on Tuesday and made it rain with news. He mentioned The Incredibles 2, Star Wars Episode VII, and also mentioned that, despite directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg being attached, the studio has yet to green light the long-in-development fifth film in the mega-blockbuster franchise starring Johnny Depp. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
Gritty superhero origin stories are a dime a dozen these days, but the latest pop culture icon to get the treatment wasn’t crafted by Marvel or DC. It’s Santa Claus, that most enduring and endearing of childhood figures.
Sony has made a seven-figure deal for Winter’s Knight, a “reimagining” of Saint Nick’s backstory that folds in elements of Viking mythology. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the duo behind Kon-Tiki and the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 5, are on board to direct. Learn more about the new project after the jump.
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Though 2010’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was a billion dollar global blockbuster, critics hated it. It sits at a rotten 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. Might the producers think “if the movie was adored, maybe we could have made more”? That possibility was certainly part of Tuesday’s news that Pirates of the Caribbean 5, originally scheduled for a July 2015 release date, has been delayed. Disney executives said the film “isn’t there yet” scriptwise, and the delay will allow producer Jerry Bruckerheimer, screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, and directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg to fine tune the script into a film that is critically and financially successful.
That much we know. What we don’t know is what the film is about and what the specific issues are. One site has gotten their hands one the first plot details for the film, rumored to be called Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and they illuminate both that title as well as some potential issues. Read More »
Just as Disney moves one film into the crowded summer of 2015, another has been taken out. Pirates of the Caribbean 5, originally scheduled for release July 15, 2015, has been delayed. The move comes a day after Marvel’s Ant-Man moved into the same month.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have been tapped to direct the film, which is rumored to be called Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. No new release date has been set, but the summer of 2016 seems likely. Read More »
Briefly: Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp are prepping the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, with Kon Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg taking the helm. Jeff Nathanson is scripting, and while we don’t know any story details at this point, now we’ve got a title. The series will finally get around to using a classic pirate phrase, as the film is reportedly titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The info comes via This Is Infamous, which got the title in an interview with the directors. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will shoot in early 2014, and is set for release on July 15, 2015. There has been talk that Disney will limit Bruckheimer’s autonomy on this chapter, but it remains to be seen how that will affect the film, if indeed it will at all.