Sequel Bits: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Writer Takes on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5,’ Plus ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation,’ ‘Fright Night 2,’ ‘The Haunting in Connecticut 2’
Posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
The news you’ve been waiting for is here: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has taken another step forward! (Contain your excitement, please.) Jeff Nathanson, who wrote Catch Me if You Can, has been hired to write Pirates 5. Two members of the old crew are back, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star/producer Johnny Depp. There’s no plot to reveal at this point, and some doubt as to which other cast members from previous films will return. There’s also no report about who will direct. Having Nathanson script seems like a good first step, but after the last two films in the series, they’re going to have to show some great footage to generate interest.
Variety has the report, and also mentions that Disney is continuing efforts to develop an Alice in Wonderland sequel.
After the break:
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation producer denies that reshoots added much more Channing Tatum,
- The direct to video Fright Night 2 gets an all-new cast,
- and there are new images from The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.