Thursday, 30 May 2013

KON-TIKI DIRECTORS TO HELM THE GOOD SHIP PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5


After leading an action-adventure period film set on the high seas to a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg have been snapped up to direct the fifth installment in the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Rob Marshall did a decent job on the last one, I thought, but critics and US audiences were underwhelmed; still, with the ever-expanding international marketplace, On Stranger Tides wound up earning a shitload of cash. Jeff Nathanson is currently carrying out a thorough rewrite of the script for the next one, which is due to set filming either late this year or early next. But another long wait between sequels, combined with the increasing redundancy of each episode in this series, doesn't have me terribly excited, even is Ronning and Sandberg are perfect fits for the job.