Avast Ye! Mermaids Ahoy on New 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' Poster
by Alex Billington
March 30, 2011
Oh you didn't know there were mermaids in this? Well, here you go. Disney has been releasing a series of character posters for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (see more here) and, well, they're honestly not that exciting, but this mermaid one (via IMPAwards) I couldn't pass up. Though I'm not sure which one is Astrid Berges-Frisbey? Disney also showed a select 20 minutes of footage (three full scenes) from this at CinemaCon and it looked pretty good, exactly like yet another Pirates movie, but closer in scope to the first one than the overly-epic sequels. The plot is more straightforward, but I'm quite excited to see it.
Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Barbossa (Rush) embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth hinted at the end of At World's End, only to learn that Blackbeard (McShane) and his daughter are after it, too.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is directed by Oscar nominated director Rob Marshall, whose only previous directing credits are Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and the musical Nine. The screenplay was once again written by franchise regulars Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, based on Tim Power's book On Stranger Tides. Disney is bringing Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to theaters in 3D starting on May 20th this summer!