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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 gets a release date 15 Jan, 2013 / 7 comments

Not like you exactly needed a crystal ball to predict that it was going to eventually happen, but Disney has officially scheduled a release date for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean picture.

Despite drafts being completed by series regular Terry Rossio (who in the case of the first four films wrote with his regular collaborator Ted Elliot), the movie recently got a new screenwriter: Jeff Nathanson, who wrote and co-wrote such scripts as Speed 2, the second and third Rush Hour films, Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can and The Terminal, the recent Tower Heist, and one of the ten billion unused incarnations of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (residue of which scored him a story credit). Other than that, the only thing known is Johnny Depp's participation.

What specious homages to the Monkey Island series will this next installment evince that promise to inspire a thread with at least five (5) posts in it? We'll just have to wait until July 10th, 2015.
Comments: 7 / Source: Deadline

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    Melancholick on 18 Jan, 2013, 04:54…
    I felt like "On Stranger Tides" was an underwritten tragedy, but the promise of some latent Monkey Island-lite shenanigans (Catapult palm trees!) and Ian McShane was still enough to get me through the door.

    Sad to say that the same deal will probably carry over to a fifth, sixth, and seventh PotC.
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    Jennifer on 16 Jan, 2013, 14:22…

    Jason

    Now that Disney owns all the characters they should just use them by name!


    That would certainly make the inevitable tie-in game have more gamer cred.
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    Jason on 15 Jan, 2013, 16:21…

    TheJoe


    I was only carrying on the Monkey Island similarities joke. Penelope Cruz could easily be the Swordmaster!



    Now that Disney owns all the characters they should just use them by name!
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    clone2727 on 15 Jan, 2013, 15:45…
    As long as Keith Richards is back.
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    TheJoe on 15 Jan, 2013, 15:34…

    Jason


    Well, they might be milking it, but you're hardly down to drops when the fourth installment brings in $1 billion worldwide. The four year intervals are helpful, too.



    I was only carrying on the Monkey Island similarities joke. Penelope Cruz could easily be the Swordmaster!
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    Jason on 15 Jan, 2013, 14:59…

    TheJoe

    "I will milk every drop of money out of your franchise!"



    Well, they might be milking it, but you're hardly down to drops when the fourth installment brings in $1 billion worldwide. The four year intervals are helpful, too.
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    TheJoe on 15 Jan, 2013, 14:03…
    "I will milk every drop of money out of your franchise!"

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