Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Will Officially Be Shot in Digital 3D
This isn't that surprising, only because we've known (and assumed) for years that Disney would go 3D on the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. But Deadline says that Disney Chairman Rich Ross has approved the decision to shoot Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 3D this year. However, their article is so damn vacuous, I'm not actually sure they're shooting in 3D, because they only state that it will be shot "in Disney Digital 3D." That term, Disney Digital 3D, is used to describe their post-production conversion process, not to shoot in 3D, so I'm not really sure, but it'll at least be 3D when it hits theaters.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides stars Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow again as well as Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mermaid. The story in this is based on Tim Powers' book, which focuses heavily on the Fountain of Youth that was hinted at in the conclusion of At World's End. Chicago and Nine director Rob Marshall is helming this fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film and shooting starts this summer, primarily in Hawaii. If it is indeed being shot from the start in 3D, then it should be pretty cool to watch in 3D. It's still set for release on May 20th, 2011 next summer. Thoughts?