The Pirates of the Caribbean may be hitting the high seas for adventure once again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has tapped veteran Pirates writer, Ted Elliott and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin to develop a new film for the franchise.

Via Deadline

Via Deadline

What’s happening:

  • The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot may be happening after all. According to the site, Disney has tapped writers Ted Elliott and Craig Mazin to develop a new feature.
  • Elliott is no stranger to the Pirates franchise, having created characters for the films as well as writing various screenplays. As for Mazin, his most recent success was penning the stunning HBO drama, Chernobyl.
  • Last October, it was announced that Disney had hopes of “breathing new life” into the franchise and were eyeing Deadpool’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write the film.
  • However, as of early this February, it was reported that the duo had left the project.
  • With Pirates now back in early stages of development, Elliott and Mazin will write the story and help lead the series in a new direction.
  • As was announced last year, Jerry Bruckheimer is expected to produce the reboot.
  • It has not been announced if Johnny Depp or other cast members would return for this feature.
  • As of this past February, Depp was not attached.  

More Disney Pirates:

  • Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise launched in 2003 with Curse of the Black Pearl and continued with four more movies through 2017.
  • The franchise has earned over $4.5 billion over the last 14 years.
  • Before it was ever a film franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean was (and still is) a water attraction at Disney Parks around the world.