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Exclusive Interview: Jerry Bruckheimer Talks "Pirates 4"

UPDATED: Pirates 4 is going to be shot in 3D as opposed to having the process added in post. The release date remains May of 2011.
Captain Jack Sparrow is ready to reclaim the seas as his own, and Earths Mightiest has an exclusive brief interview with producer Jerry Bruckheimer regarding the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film. That film is going to be shot in 3D (rather than have the process added in post), and the release date remains May of 2011.

Just about every time producer Jerry Bruckheimer goes into production on a film, it ends up being a fairly epic event. Not surprising, of course, when one considers that his films collectively have pulled in over $7 billion at the global box office, a tally he will no doubt add to this summer with the one-two punch of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

When Earths Mightiest recently caught up with him for an exclusive interview, he also had Captain Jack Sparrow on his mind and the fourth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, On Stranger Tides, which he feels will differ from its predecessors.

“For this one, we’re going to be in the jungle, so we’re going to use Hawaii,” he explains. “We’re going to be in London on stages, but not a lot. The story takes off where we left Captain Jack in the last one: He’s got the map to the Fountain of Youth and that’s how our story begins.”

And that story will NOT include Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner or Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann. “But,” Bruckheimer laughs, “we’ve got Penelope Cruz, which is kind of nice. She certainly doesn’t give you eye-aches.”

Another change for this installment is that Gore Verbinski, who had directed the original trilogy, is out as director, replaced by Rob Marshall, who the producer feels is a good fit.

“Rob is an ex-choreographer and dancer,” says Bruckheimer. “He understands movement, he understands humor. We all saw Chicago, so he gets that. He did Memoir of a Geisha, so he can do serious things. Nine is fun and has a real pizzazz to it. So he brings pizzazz and he’s a good storyteller. Captain Jack is in very good hands.”

And so, based on the following video clip, is the Black Pearl, the vessel that is being prepared for its next big screen voyage.

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