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

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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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  • Xerxexx
    not interested.
    • Yousef
      Than why did you even posted a comment?
      • Yousef
        Thumbs down! woow seems like some trolls hates it when some one say something good!
      • Xerxexx
        Why not? Same can be said if my comment did not interest you why comment?
        • Yousef
          because your comment was too stupid
          • Xerxexx
            That's cute. Someone disagree's with you and you label them stupid.
  • Brian Sleider
    M E H
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Valenzuela/100000482497867 Andrea Valenzuela
    I want Gore!!
  • DAVIDPD
    He works hard for the money!
    • Yousef
      he works because of his love to work , He's super rich already
  • N.
    Meh ill probably see it though
  • dom
    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.
    • N.
      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!
  • Nielsen700
    Rønning and Sandberg!!! My Norwegian niggas!
  • Fidel Reyes
    I like the first three, in my opinion the fourth one sucked.
  • Yousef
    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
    • Linkfx
      Do you work for a studio?
      • Yousef
        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
        • Linkfx
          i didn't give you a thumbs down, I asked you a question numbnuts haha i wasn't judging you.
  • McRamiches
    Anyone but Marshall, he sucked
  • http://twitter.com/Apocryphon Richard Yeh
    Just make a new billion dollar franchise based on another ride, already. Space Mountain?!?
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Wait...
  • mistermysteryguest
    I didn't mind On Stranger Tides, so I'd watch another one.
  • Sean
    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.

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