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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
captures the fun, adventure and humor that
ignited the hit franchise —this time in Disney Digital 3D™. In this action-packed tale
of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman
from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con
artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard
the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane),
Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear
more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Rush reprises his role as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally
returns as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs. Claflin stars as a stalwart
missionary, while Berges-Frisbey is transformed into a mysterious mermaid.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
is written by “Pirates” veterans Ted
Elliott & Terry Rossio. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Barry
Waldman, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and John DeLuca.
The film was first announced in 2008 and principal photography started in June 2010.
Unlike the previous films, which were shot primarily on location in the Caribbean, On
Stranger Tides had most of its production in Hawaii.
The plot draws inspiration from the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, which also
inspired the LucasArts game The Secret of Monkey Island. The plot features Captain
Jack Sparrow, again played byJohnny Depp, searching for the Fountain of Youth and
confronting the infamous, real-life, legendary pirate Blackbeard.
It is also first in the series to be directed by Rob Marshall and not Gore Verbinski. The
film is set to be released on May 20, 2011 in Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D, as well
as in traditional two-dimensional and IMAX formats. It is also the first film in the series
which features fictional versions of historical characters such as Blackbeard, George II of
Great Britain, Henry Pelham, John Carteret and Ferdinand VI of Spain.
It will be the first Pirates of the Caribbean film to be released in 3D and Jerry
Bruckheimer’s second 3D film, following the 2009 film G-Force. It is also the fourth
Disney film (after Toy Story 3, Step Up 3D andTron: Legacy) to use Dolby 7.1 surround
Out in May 2011, it’s one not to miss!