Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
All Pirates & Ghosts of Them Come Alive On June 26, 2017
The Norwegian directing team of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg — who had impressed international audiences with their Academy Award®-nominated epic tale of real-life ocean exploration, “Kon-Tiki,” followed by the highly rated, big-scale Netflix miniseries “Marco Polo”— aggressively pursued the job, having been fervent fans of the franchise.
Explaining his choice of directors, Jerry Bruckheimer says,
“When you bring Academy Award®- nominated filmmakers who are young, aggressive and hard-working to tell a story that’s been told four times before, they have a fresh approach. And that’s what we wanted. We wanted them to come in with their creativity and their great fi lm vocabulary to make this ‘Pirates’ really special and really fresh.
They bring a lot of style and a lot of flash to the film. It’s a whole re-invention of the making of a ‘Pirates’ movie, in the way that they approached it, how they did it and how they do the music. Everything is moving very fast.”
“We started filming the first ‘Pirates’ film in September 2002, so we’re nudging thirteen years during the shooting of this one of being a kind of extended family,” notes the actor. “I haven’t tired of it because every time they send the next script, Barbossa seems to morph or transform his character. So once again, in ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ they’ve given Barbossa a whole new dimension, which takes him in a different direction.”
It was important to the directors that “Dead Men Tell No Tales” would be as fun for viewers who had never seen 5 a “Pirates of the Caribbean” film as it would be for longtime fans
of the franchise. Sandberg comments,
“We made sure that we introduced all the characters and presented them in a thorough way. We also have two new main characters in the movie and a new villain. So it’s very much a movie that you can enjoy even though you haven’t seen the other movies. But if you have, it will definitely generate more depth for you. So it works on several layers.
We wanted to make the script and the movie, like Joachim said, in the spirit of the first movie, which had inspired us. But we were also really inspired by the ride at Disneyland because when you take that with a kid, it is fun but it’s also very scary. So we wanted to get that same thrill.”
As Johnny Depp once again suits up as Captain Jack, he refl ects on what he thinks appeals to people about the beloved character.
“I think first and foremost, and another important part of the character, is that because of his irreverence, which is more sort of innocence than irreverence, there’s a purity to Jack. There’s something to him that just says whatever comes out of his mouth, and then deals with it. Maybe he realizes it about five and a half seconds later because he’s a little scrambled up top. I think initially what audiences reacted to was that this guy was getting away with things that we’d all love to get away with. He was saying things to people that we’d all love to say to people.”
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