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Gore Verbinski Ditches 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4'

April 08, 2009 07:00:07 GMT

Choosing to focus on 'Bioshock', director of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' trilogy Gore Verbinski has informed 'Pirates 4' producers that he will not helm the fourth installment.


Gore Verbinski Ditches 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4'
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In a surprising twist to the development of "Pirates of the Caribbean 4", the fourth installment of the pirate adventure series is now director-less. After having much success helming "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, director Gore Verbinski has reportedly chosen to pass on directing the latest "Pirates" project.

"I had a fantastic time bringing 'Pirates' to life, and I am eternally grateful to Jerry, Johnny and the rest of the creative and production team," the 45-year-old filmmaker was quoted by Variety explaining his exit. "I'm looking forward to all of us crossing paths again in the future." Of his decision, he was said to have informed both Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Though leaving "Pirates", Verbinski will still work with "Pirates" star Johnny Depp as the two team up in "Rango". As for his other future feature project, the director of Nicolas Cage-starring "The Weather Man" will put his focus on "Bioshock", a video game adaptation about an underwater city haunted by crazed mutants and other strange things.

Though detailed information about "Pirates 4" has remained tightly under wraps, it is said that the new project will be focusing solely on Jack Sparrow, which will be portrayed by Johnny Depp once again. In the new adventure to find the Fountain of Youth, he will have to team up with Captain Barbossa in order to "defeat some supernatural terror". Keira Knightley has previously ruled out her return as Elizabeth Swann in the new project.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by cp on Jul 24, 2009
I also think it would be awesome to put liam neeson as jack sparrows older brother,lets face it cap't jack is the neer do well although we love him dearly.
posted by cp on Jul 24, 2009
and this is the only director in la la world,give me a break,why not give someone else a break and have a casting call for directors???
posted by jords on Apr 14, 2009
if gore doesn't dicide to bring pirates 4 out then i say f**k him get burton on the sceen. this time last year i'd have been against this decision however. i and many others are so desprates for a pirates film right now. its the only film i can look forard to appart from batmans...which wont be happening anytime soon. so here goes PIRATES 4 PIRATES 4 PIRATES 4ooooooooooooooooooooo
posted by Sean on Apr 10, 2009
pirates 4 is reportedly starting production in 2010, so i am going to start looking up more things about soon in 2010, dispite the fact that gore verbinski is not going to direct it, like he did for the first three movies!.

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