Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Will Officially Be Shot in Digital 3D

May 18, 2010
Source: Deadline

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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?

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Sorry Captain Jack, but the tired Pirate franchise has run it's course and Disney will need all the gimmicks it can find to keep the public's interest. Whenever I see 3D attached to a movie to it says the film is relying more on visuals than substance for success and its not a movie to be taken seriously.

Hattori Hanzo on May 18, 2010


Better shot than converted.

dave on May 18, 2010


Nobody cares.

Trip on May 18, 2010


I hope they will screen it on regular 2D as well. I regret the day they will force us to watch the post-production converted versions, with higher ticket prices; only.

Ron on May 18, 2010


Big Frelling Deal

Jimmy Love on May 18, 2010


I actually do care. I think Johnny Depp and this franchise is the only one that still has me vaguely excited fourth time around...

dude... on May 18, 2010


Disney will be able to continue this franchise only if they shoot in 3D and have a decent story. Otherwise people won't be impressed with any aspect of the film and will only further frustrate movie-goers with crappy c-grade 3D quality. I think people are on the fence about the franchise right now. If done right, it can be resuscitated. We were all let down with At World's End because it was just a hot mess of CGI scenes thrown together with an epic sounding score. If that happens again, it'll seal the coffin.

Jackson on May 18, 2010


Good seeing more of Captain Jack play by one of the best actors today in Hollywood!

George on May 18, 2010


This is a series that should have been great, however I feel it sadly fell way, way short. I wish they would just call it quits. Check out this link on Trilogies Gone Bad: Anyway, I just hope if they film it in 3D they do so from the start.

Kristen on May 18, 2010


I didn't suprise me all that much that Disney would shoot Pirates of the Caribbean On Strange Tides in 3D.

Cineprog on May 18, 2010


Everytime I hear a film is going the 3D route I immediately lose interest. At least thois is going to be shot in 3D and not post-converted.

SlashBeast on May 18, 2010


seeing this in 2-D most certainly.

Xerxex on May 18, 2010


I absolutely loved the first Pirates film. It was a filmmaking masterpiece, through and through. The second film was terrible and the third wasn't much better. Will I give the fourth a chance? If I remember it by the time it hits dvd racks...

Dan the Fan on May 18, 2010


Sony: MUST... BUILD... 3D FILM CATALOG FOR 3DTV!!!! Samsung:MUST... BUILD... 3D FILM CATALOG FOR 3DTV!!!! Panasonic:MUST... BUILD... 3D FILM CATALOG FOR 3DTV!!!! Some Guy: Or end up like the Nintendo 64 on opening day.

jeffrey on May 18, 2010


Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides will be decent enough to watch in 3D if it is put into 3D while they film it, and not after, and they are doing that while they film it, so everybody here who thinks that 3D is not a option for Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides, think again! 😉 .

Sean on May 18, 2010


You know, for this genre of movie making, do you really go for the plot or for the action packed bubble gum for the brain? I go for the summer bubble gum action movie. A good way to relax during the summer. Well done Disney!

Frank on May 18, 2010


The story so far is really good. There have been changes made. The mermaids were going to be sharks that transform into women when out of the water. Now, they're just deadly, spooky looking jelly-fish-like female creatures of the sea. Plus the new crew of men (Blackbeard's crew) are all zombie pirates. It sounded silly to me too, but seeing the pre-vis concept art, they look really cool and fun. Also, his ship looks really cool. It's alive, and can attack any hijackers who come on board with its ropes and stuff. It's fully pimped out with voodoo decor made up of loads of skulls and bones from various beasts and humans, all holding torch light in their rib cages, etc. Very spanish. Reminds me of that catholic church made up entirely of bones and skulls. In fact, what's refreshin is the whole thing feels a bit more Spanish with some French-ness sprinkled here and there this time around. Not so British-centric, which is a welcomed change to me, personally. The story is fuller without feeling convoluted. And there are quite a few fun plot twists and surprises right from the beginning. But you didn't hear it from me.

anonymous on May 18, 2010


@#17 Whats the website where they have the concept art are for Pirates 4, that you mentioned about???. Please let me know where it is, which website is it on????, i'd really love to see it! =).

Sean on May 18, 2010


@13 -- I feel the same way about this franchise. The first move was great, but the two sequels were a total mess and had none of the magic of the original.

casting couch on May 19, 2010


Im so excited about Pirates of the Carribean 4. Johnny Depp never fails to impress my family or I in any role he plays.. We are looking forward to watching the additional well known actors in thier roles in the film. This series is equal to The Indiana Jones series, Always a great watch no matter how many times you have seen them..

Kathleen Bohannon on Aug 3, 2010

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