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
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.