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.
Reader Feedback - 21 Comments
Well I like David Koepp so theirs that
Brandon V. Fletcher on Aug 22, 2013
I'm pretty happy with the title! It's a good nod to the ride and I think it helps set the mood for what will be another fun pirate movie
Andiana on Aug 22, 2013
Great title. I like how it links back to the original attraction. It is hard to understand why Disney would announce it this way. It seems very disjointed/uncoordinated to just dump it out there like this. Do Disney not feel the property merits a higher profile rollout or something more strategic?
Dirty_Sanchez2000 on Aug 22, 2013
Nick M. on Aug 22, 2013
I don't need Jerry's final cut privileges taken away, I need his visual effects budget privileges taken away.
OfficialJab on Aug 22, 2013
@OfficialJab:disqus Very good point you made there OfficialJab !
Sean on Aug 22, 2013
I never saw the 4th, heard it wasn't too great...I'll try to stay optimistic for this one. But this IS a wordy, lengthy title...
Chris Groves on Aug 23, 2013
No offense, but quit letting Johnny Depp hire his friends and influence the story line. He's not a writer and it shows.
endkaos on Aug 23, 2013
Johnny Depp eats jobbies.
Mr. Cockpants on Aug 23, 2013
Don't know about those directors, but stranger things have happened. The budget will be... what on this movie? There's a billion dollar box office waiting for this installment.
cobrazombie on Aug 24, 2013
@cobrazombie:disqus The budget on Pirates 5 will be just over $200 million.
Sean on Aug 24, 2013
As much as I like this franchise (one of the few probably), this is a HORRIBLE release date. Regardless of how much money this had made in the past, Man of Steel 2 will destroy it once it releases a week later. Push it forward to May like you normally do Disney!
Daniel Stampe on Aug 24, 2013
@daniel_stampe:disqus Yeah, I wish they would do that for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but I don't think that they will unless they are smart enough to move it to May 2015. Although, On May 1st 2015 The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released, so that also might be a bit of a problem. Maybe June 2015 would work out well Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales?
Sean on Aug 24, 2013
Yeah I definitely agree with you on that. June seems to look like the mellow month (so far), especially now that Episode VII isn't coming out until Christmas, Avengers 2 is the only big thing coming in May. But I think what screws up most studios is when they put their own movies against each other. They need to separate them more.
Daniel Stampe on Aug 26, 2013
@daniel_stampe:disqus Do you think they'll move Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from Friday July 10th 2015 to sometime in June 2015 ?
Sean on Aug 26, 2013
It's hard to say. I mean Jurassic Park IV is coming out Summer 2015 so it could take that June slot date, too. I think they should go towards the 3rd week in May. Avengers 2 comes out May 1st so it'll dominate for a few weeks. By then people will be kind of tired of it, so if Disney releases it towards the 3rd week, they have a better chance of it succeeding if Jurassic Park IV or any other titan movie comes out in June. But it's Disney, though. They don't really learn from their mistakes. I'm hoping Lone Ranger kind of woke them up a litle bit.
Daniel Stampe on Aug 26, 2013
@daniel_stampe:disqus So Are you saying you think they'll move it to May 2015 or June 2015? Or are you saying you think May or June 2015 would be a better theatrical release date for it?
Sean on Aug 27, 2013
Both. That's what's been killing studios' box office earnings is when they place their projects too close together.
Daniel Stampe on Sep 2, 2013
I'm not too sure about that. I think they will keep Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on July 10th, considering that The Avengers: Age of Ultron already has a May 1st theatrical release date. I don't think they are going to want to move Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales any closer to The Avengers: Age of Ultron, then it already is.
Sean on Sep 2, 2013
Pirates of the Caribbean owes Robert Louis Stevenson and Treasure Island. And he got it from a rue story. http://www.treasureislandtheuntoldstory.com/
John Amrhein on Aug 26, 2013
This article is incorrect. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales actually starts filming in February 2014, not in January 2014. ->http://www.craveonline.com/film/interviews/559607-exclusive-interview-joachim-ronning-and-espen-sandberg-on-kon-tiki-and-pirates-5/2
Sean on Aug 31, 2013
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