Walt Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Gets an Official Wordy Title
Disney is getting ready to set sails on their high seas blockbuster sequel Pirates of the Caribbean 5 with Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg gearing up for production late this year or January 2014. Johnny Depp will shoot the sequel after completing the musical Into the Woods (also at Disney) and the crime comedy Mortdecai with director David Koepp, and while the studio is still sorting out its deal with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, potentially taking away his final cut privileges after The Lone Ranger failed to perform at the box office, the official title for the sequel has been revealed. More below!
Rønning and Sandberg recently spoke with This is Infamous (via The Playlist) and they revealed that the title is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, guaranteeing that the full title will rarely be used in headlines. The title is a reference to a line from the theme park (there's even a fansite called TellNoTales.com) where a skull and crossbones (similar to the image) on a wall utters the phrase. It's a flashy way of saying that someone who is dead can't tell secrets, so it's better to dispatch with them so they don't cause any trouble. Sounds like someone might be in pursuit of Captain Jack Sparrow for some information he knows? We'll get the full story on July 10th, 2015.