The fifth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is sailing into theaters on May 26, 2017.
Johnny Depp reprises his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie which thrusts the irreverent swashbuckler into an all-new adventure. The winds of ill-fortune blow even more strongly for Captain Jack as deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle.
Salazar and his men are hellbent on killing every pirate at sea — notably Jack. Sparrow’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the
At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Orlando Bloom reprises his role as Will Turner, but without the company of Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann. And the rest of the cast list includes old franchise favorites like Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa), Kevin McNally (Gibbs), Stephen Graham (Scrum), and Martin Klebba (Marty).
Want surprise cameos? Look no further… Beatles legend Paul McCartney is rumored to appear in the movie for an extra special set-piece scene.
At the helm, for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, are Norwegian directing duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the pair behind the award-winning 2012 historical drama, Kon-Tiki.
Franchise veteran writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio are not involved. Instead, Jeff Nathanson, writer of the Rush Hour sequels and Catch Me If You Can, penned the script.
PIRATES 5 ODDS AND ENDS:
- Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was shot on location in Australia, the largest production to ever shoot in the country.
- Hans Zimmer protégé, Geoff Zanelli, takes over as the main composer on the film.
- Two new ships are rumored to appear: the Silent Mary, and Dying Gull.
- The Trident of Poseidon was first referenced in a 2008 book for young readers, Jack Sparrow: Poseidon’s Peak.
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