Captain Jack Sparrow’s fans will have to wait a little longer with the delay in the release of fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ movie.
The film,starring Johnny Depp as Sparrow,was earlier scheduled to hit theatres on July 10,2015 but there is no set
date for the movie now.
The change was noted in a brief message sent out Tuesday
afternoon as a “Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release
schedule update”,reported the Los Angeles Times.
The new film is being directed by Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg of foreign language Oscar winning film ‘Kon-Tiki’ fame. The production on the fifth
movie is yet to begin.
It is being seen as another blow to producer Jerry Bruckheimer after the dismal performance of Depp starrer ‘The Lone Ranger’ at the box office.
Made on a reported budget of USD 250,the film made only USD 88 million at the US box office. It had the original ‘Pirates’ team,including director Gore Verbinski,Depp and
screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio behind it.
In fact,the team agreed to take a pay cut to make ‘Lone Ranger’ after a standoff with Disney over the budget.