It's crazy to think that Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl came out 12 years ago. At the time, it was seen as a gamble by Disney. "A movie based on a cheesy RIDE from one of their amusement parks?!" "Didn't they learn anything from Cutthroat Island?! Pirate movies don't sell!!" "Johnny Depp in a BIG STUDIO film?!?"
My, how times have changed. The franchise went on to become one of the most lucrative in Hollywood, Disney has continued to mine rides for movies, and Depp went from dark horse darling to a mockery of himself (I'm sure he cries about that all the time while on his private island). Also in that time, Twitter was born. It's through the social media juggernaut that we now get our first glimpse of the next Pirates film. The fifth Pirates film.
Mega-Producer Jerry Bruckheimer took to his account to post this picture, to signify that production has officially begun on Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Dead Men Tell No Tales is being helmed by the directing duo of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Their filmography up until now includes Bandidas, Kon-Tiki, and a few episodes of the Netflix series Marco Polo. Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow, who'll be delivering lines written by Jeff Nathanson. Nathanson's past writing credits include such highs as Catch Me If You Can and such lows as Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull, the latter of which he received a story credit for.
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to sail into theaters on July 7, 2017.