It’s confirmed! Shooting is underway in “a secret Queensland location” for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s latest Pirates of the Caribbean flick; PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES.
Directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning (KON-TIKI), it will be the fifth instalment in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic Disney Theme Parks attraction. The series has hauled in $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office.
While some may argue they should have stopped at a trilogy, the cast of flick #5 looks pretty cool – enough to make me give it another go anyway.
Johnny Depp returns to his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow. He is joined by Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, SKYFALL) and relative newcomer Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites. Geoffrey Rush will also be returning.
The synopsis sounds fittingly swashbuckling: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas
The movie will be filmed entirely in Queensland.