Rupert Sanders & Up and Coming Directors Shortlisted for 'Pirates 5'

May 9, 2013

Pirates of the Caribbean

Now that the team behind The Lone Ranger is wrapping up their film for the summer release, they're getting back to Disney's high seas adventure franchise starring Johnny Depp. Yes, there's still a Pirates of the Caribbean 5 on the way, and now Disney is ready to line up a director the new sequel following the lackluster attempt from director Rob Marshall. Deadline says there are three potential directors in mind (technically four), and they are Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman), Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders.

Sanders is certainly the most high profile choice out of the group, and a safer bet, but Disney is also likely looking to save some money by giving an up and coming helmer a chance to enter the blockbuster world. Bond made a decent splash with his stylish thriller Charlie Countryman at Sundance earlier this year (our own Alex Billington loved it), and he could do some cool stuff with the franchise. The interesting choice is Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, with no tentpole experience, but a style all their own, and they just might be the frontrunners right now. Disney will likely make a choice soon with production slated for late this year or early 2014 working with a script form Jeff Nathanson of Catch Me If You Can.

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not interested.

Xerxexx on May 9, 2013


Than why did you even posted a comment?

Yousef on May 10, 2013


Thumbs down! woow seems like some trolls hates it when some one say something good!

Yousef on May 10, 2013


Why not? Same can be said if my comment did not interest you why comment?

Xerxexx on May 10, 2013


because your comment was too stupid

Yousef on May 11, 2013


That's cute. Someone disagree's with you and you label them stupid.

Xerxexx on May 11, 2013



Brian Sleider on May 9, 2013


I want Gore!!

Andrea Valenzuela on May 9, 2013


He works hard for the money!

DAVIDPD on May 9, 2013


he works because of his love to work , He's super rich already

Yousef on May 10, 2013


Meh ill probably see it though

N. on May 9, 2013


My money is on Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg!! They made sharks cool again and we've yet to see a shark in the Pirates series!! They also know who to turn to for excellent but well priced vfx.

dom on May 9, 2013


Correction sir but they did show Sharks in the first but it was brief I am with you though I would like to see some Shark action!

N. on May 9, 2013


Rønning and Sandberg!!! My Norwegian niggas!

Nielsen700 on May 9, 2013


I like the first three, in my opinion the fourth one sucked.

Fidel Reyes on May 9, 2013


Can't wait for the movie , the last one made a billion dollar and thats mean all the pp still wants to see potc and i don't care about the internet trolls they said that the fourth one will made 500$ ww and it made a billion ahhahahahaha

Yousef on May 10, 2013


Do you work for a studio?

Linkfx on May 10, 2013


no i'm just not an internet troll i just comment on something i'm interested in and looking forwrd to! Thankyou for the thumbs down i gived you one too

Yousef on May 10, 2013


i didn't give you a thumbs down, I asked you a question numbnuts haha i wasn't judging you.

Linkfx on May 10, 2013


Anyone but Marshall, he sucked

McRamiches on May 10, 2013


Just make a new billion dollar franchise based on another ride, already. Space Mountain?!?

Richard Yeh on May 10, 2013


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Wait...

Isildur_of_Numenor on May 10, 2013


I didn't mind On Stranger Tides, so I'd watch another one.

mistermysteryguest on May 11, 2013


I have a feeling that it is going to be Fredrik Bond that is going to be directing Pirates 5, because he is the favorite of producer Jerry Bruckheimer to direct Pirates 5.

Sean on May 26, 2013

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