Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters May 26, and with estimates of its final bill being just north of $335 million, Disney's hoping to right the ship on this ailing billion-dollar franchise by stabilizing its creative crew with Kon Tiki directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning.
The official synopsis:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all new Pirates movie. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitiful small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.
The Pirates movies have been highly profitable for Disney and its stars, and its pioneering technological achievements have paved the way for the next generation of visual effects enjoyed in more recent blockbusters like Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Kong: Skull Island. Not bad for a movie franchise based on a 50-year-old E-ticket ride at Disneyland!
Jerry Bruckheimer talks about revamping the franchise and new surprises in this new behind-the-scenes featurette.
(Via Coming Soon)