Wednesday, May 29, 2013

‘Kon-Tiki’ Directors Boarding ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′



                                 Disney has already set release date of July 10, 2015

Disney has selected “Kon-Tiki” helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg for the directing duties for “Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.”

Disney is in final negotiations for the Norwegian duo to come on board the tentpole with Johnny Depp returning as Captain Jack Sparrow and Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The studio has already set a July10, 2015, worldwide release date.

Disney is planning to begin shooting late this year or early next year. Ronning and Sandberg, who were nominated for this year’s foreign language Oscar for “Kon-Tiki,” which was shot almost entirely on water — an experience that probably made them attractive candidates for the “Pirates” gig.

The Mouse House tapped “Catch Me if You Can” scribe Jeff Nathanson early this year to pen the “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” script. That screenplay has been delivered but plot details remain under wraps as do whether actors from past installments such as Geoffrey Rush or Keira Knightley will reprise their roles.

Read More... http://variety.com/2013/film/news/kon-tiki-directors-boarding-pirates-of-the-caribbean-5-1200489466/

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