Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to be helmed by Rob Marshall

source: aicn.com

Oscar nominated auteur Rob Marshall has confirmed that he will direct Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for Disney.

The Chicago director had long been rumoured to be taking over from Gore Verbinski, who helmed the first three films of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

At an early screening of Marshall’s latest film, Nine, he made his first public confirmation that he will indeed be taking to the high seas with Captain Jack.

He also mentioned that he had already discussed the project with star Johnny Depp.

The film will be based on Tim Powers’ pirate novel On Stranger Tides, which tells the story of Blackbeard and the Fountain of Youth.

Verbinski pulled out of the project in April to focus on an adaptation of Bioshock. Sadly, after that project’s budget ballooned out of control, it is now considered ‘dead in the water’. See what I did there?

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is slated (tentatively) for release mid-2011.

Discuss: Is Rob Marshall the man for the job?

One Response to “Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to be helmed by Rob Marshall”

  1. Dude, did you just call Rob Marshall an auteur? For shame. He's an even bigger hack than Tarantino.

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