Last year, it was reported that Disney was looking to reboot the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. It was unclear at the time what approach they’d be taking, but they opted to hire Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for the Deadpool films and Zombieland, to take charge. Sadly, things didn’t work out, and earlier this year, it was reported that they left the project, seemingly leaving things directionless.
But it doesn’t look like it will remain as such for long, if a new rumor is to be believed. According to Discussing Film, screenwriter Terry Rossio in talks to write the script for the reboot. The writer is best known for his work on the original Aladdin film as well as all three original Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this. Based on the writer’s track record, I think it’s clear he’s a solid writer…but he’s kinda safe. He’s exactly who you would have expected to begin with, and it shows that Disney is reticent to take big chances with it. Then again, who’s to say he can’t surprise us?
Discussing Film also corroborated with rumors that said the House of Mouse is looking to nix Johnny Depp and take things in a different direction. Here’s hoping they’ll take some risks.
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SOURCE: Discussing Film