PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES; Plot & Cast Revealed as Production Begins

Depp Dead Men Tell No Tales

Finally, the production has commenced in Queesnland, Australia on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. As you can see, Disney also confirmed the new title of the fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic theme park attraction.

Plus, we have the first look at the latest addition to the cast and plot for the new film, being directed by Kon-Tiki filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, whilst Jeff Nathanson (Indiana Jones) has penned the script.

Exodus: Gods And Kings actress Golshifteh Farahani joins an ensemble that’s also confirmed to include rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) and Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) newly joined by Oscar winner Javier Bardem as the film’s villain, with Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally, and Stephen Graham rejoining the action as Captain Jack Sparrow, Barbossa, Joshamee Gibbs and Scrum, respectively.

Here’s a new plot summary for the film:

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

The story looks great (not sure about the Poseidon thing) and the cast is good so far. Lets hope they can deliver some actual plank walking and some sharks.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters July 7, 2017 (although there’s no mention of that date in press release).

Also check out a photo from the set in Australia, as tweeted by the film’s producer Jerry Bruckheimer himself.

UPDATE: Bruckheimer posted a brand new pic from the set to Twitter, showing directors Sandberg and Rønning, as well as a glimpse of Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.