Friday, July 24, 2009
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is happening
Posted by JPX
From cinemablend, While we were busy drooling over Tron, the boys at Coming Soon were running through the halls of the San Diego Comic Con chasing down Disney's Head of Production Oren Aviv, whom they cornered to ask questions about Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Yep, it’s still happening.
In fact Aviv told them that they already have a start date for production. He says they start shooting Pirates of the Caribbean 4 in April and May of 2010, with a release planned for 2011 if all goes well. There won’t be any of that shooting multiple movies at once nonsense that they did with the last two movies. Instead this one will be shot solo, and then they’ll wait and see if it generates the response to spawn a whole new trilogy. Judging from the amount of interest still lingering out there for Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I don’t think that’s going to be much of a problem.
What’s really interesting is that it sounds like they may be taking things back a step. The franchise started out as a fairly simple pirate tale and eventually ballooned into this huge, world-involving battle for total supremacy. Aviv hints that they may scale things down for the next movie because as he says, “we can’t get bigger.” Instead, they’re using Hollywood’s hottest buzz word: reboot.
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