A full script for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean was this week delivered to Disney, and by now, some of Walt’s Dwarfs will have read it. Johnny Depp, however, is yet to see a copy. More importantly, he’s yet to see a contract.
The Hollywood Reporter have spoken to Terry Rossio, the co-writer of parts one to four who broke out and drafted film five all by himself. It was the writer who told them that the script had been delivered.
At the same time, it’s Mr. Depp himself who says he’s not signed on for any more, and while he is, in principal, interested in another go-round, he’s not in any hurry:
It’s not something where I would say, ‘Let’s shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012. We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me.
These films are about as far away from special for me as I can possibly imagine. But this in itself is reason to not rush into another – there’s plenty of other, potentially special films that Depp could be making instead.
Disney have apparently started to think about getting Rob Marshall to sign on and direct again, but once more, there’s no ink to date.
THR promise a lot more Pirates talk in their current print edition. They probably don’t just mean they’ve written the whole thing in a Bristol accent, but I don’t know, I’ve not seen a copy for myself.