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Possible Plot Details for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 May Have Surfaced

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:19 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Recently Disney changed the release date of  Pirates of the Caribbean 5 film from summer 2015 to a possible 2016 release date. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) are attached to direct the film, and the delay is rumored to allow for improvements in the script. Apparently the directing duo were not satisfied with Jeff Nathanson’s outline and early draft, and that displeasure caused Disney to delay the start of shooting from next March to ???. Nathanson is currently working on a new draft, and along with new story ideas is the studios desire to bring the budget under $200 million.

A lot is being made of the story, but next to nothing is known about Pirates 5. The good people at Bleeding Cool though are reporting that they have an early draft of the script, and are sharing some of the films plot points. Of course since the film is now undergoing a major re-write, some or all of this could change. Nevertheless, here’s a rundown of what the story apparently entails:

  • Witchcraft and witches play a very central role to the story.
  • There’s a new female lead who will be a sparring partner for Jack Sparrow.  She is suspected of witchcraft but is actually a woman of science.
  • There is also a ghost in a lead role, a former member of the British military who is now sided with Captain Barbossa.
  • Two pretty young Brits from farming families play into a subplot, filling the Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley roles from the initial trilogy.
  • The film begins with “a rather awkward wedding” and the climax involves the myth of the Bermuda Triangle.

A ghost character would play into the rumored subtitle of the film Dead Men Tell No Tales, but if these are the best bullet points of the film I am not at all excited and hope the re-write will do more. I am sure this is only the beginning of the the Pirates 5 saga, so stay tuned to Geek Legacy for more information as it becomes available.

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