'Pirates of the Caribbean' Producer Confirms Reboot With 'The Last of Us' Creator
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Jerry Bruckheimer reveals plans to revive the Disney movie franchise originally fronted by Johnny Depp, confirming a script is being written for the project.

AceShowbiz - According to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise will undergo a reboot. This news comes as the original series' fifth installment, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", was released in 2017.

Bruckheimer revealed that the reboot will not feature any of the original cast members, including Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. He stated that a reboot simplifies the production process as it eliminates the need to coordinate the schedules of major actors.

Craig Mazin, creator of "The Last of Us" and "Chernobyl", is collaborating with original screenwriter Ted Elliot on the reboot's script. However, the writers' strike in 2023 has delayed the process.

No official release date or plot details have been announced. Bruckheimer stated that it is difficult to determine which film, a new "Top Gun" or "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, will be released first.

Despite Disney's previous open-mindedness toward Depp's return, Depp stated during his defamation trial with Amber Heard that he would not reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, even for a substantial offer of $300 million and a million alpacas. Depp expressed betrayal over Disney's decision to sever ties with him following Heard's 2018 op-ed alleging domestic abuse.

Margot Robbie had previously discussed a female-led spinoff of the franchise, but she recently confirmed that the project is no longer in development. Christina Hodson, who worked on "Birds of Prey" with Robbie, was attached as the writer for that version.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" reboot is in its early stages of production. Disney has not yet responded to requests for comment.

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