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Pirates 4 director?

07.31.2009

Since it was announced that Gore Verbinski wouldn't be returning to direct the fourth PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie (to presumably direct BIOSHOCK, which has since been put on hold), many have wondered who could possibly take his place in that franchise. Wonder no more. Variety is reporting that while a deal hasn't been officially signed, Disney is moving ahead with Rob Marshall as director.

Marshall has some serious chops behind him (he's an Oscar-nominated director) but his experience is almost entirely in the world of musicals. His previous directing efforts include CHICAGO, the TV movie "Annie" and the upcoming NINE. Only MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA wasn't an overt musical. So does he have what it takes to direct a huge budget mega blockbuster? Disney seems convinced because, as Variety puts it, they're already begun work casting with an eye towards getting PIRATES 4 moving before Depp moves on to THE LONE RANGER.

Personally I think that if Verbinski can't get BIOSHOCK going, which is sadly looking like a longshot at this point, he should just return for PIRATES 4. Then again that's a purely selfish point of view. I think that dude has had enough of pirates.

Extra Tidbit: Hmm...casting is underway, eh?
Source: Variety

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1:54PM on 08/01/2009
A 4th Pirates movie in general is a terrible idea
A 4th Pirates movie in general is a terrible idea
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1:39AM on 08/01/2009
i dont care abt a pirates 4 movie.. just give me a bioshock movie man...or a HALF LIFE MOVIE
i dont care abt a pirates 4 movie.. just give me a bioshock movie man...or a HALF LIFE MOVIE
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10:05PM on 07/31/2009
I don't know if this would work. Sure, it'll make a bunch of $$$ but like Darin said. It would def. be cool to see Scott direct it. Or even Tim Burton. LOL!!! jk on the last one.
I don't know if this would work. Sure, it'll make a bunch of $$$ but like Darin said. It would def. be cool to see Scott direct it. Or even Tim Burton. LOL!!! jk on the last one.
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8:57PM on 07/31/2009
I'm not really a fan of Marshall, I think his films tend to be all style and no substance (and whatever substance happenes to sneak through can be chalked up to the writers rather than his directing). However, I will admit that this is a good fit. Zeprules summed it up pretty well: He's excellent at choreography and has experience with period costumes and makeup, sounds like a pretty good resume for these kind of flicks.
I'm not really a fan of Marshall, I think his films tend to be all style and no substance (and whatever substance happenes to sneak through can be chalked up to the writers rather than his directing). However, I will admit that this is a good fit. Zeprules summed it up pretty well: He's excellent at choreography and has experience with period costumes and makeup, sounds like a pretty good resume for these kind of flicks.
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6:24PM on 07/31/2009

This is a good pick

When you think about it, all fighting sequences (especially swashbuckling sequences) are just over glorified choreographed dances, and this guy has proven he can shoot those. And each of his last two movies both won Oscars for best art direction and costume design which have both been a big part of "Pirates" world. This will end up being a good choice and hopefully resurrect a series that initially had a lot of potential that fell completely flat it is last two efforts.
When you think about it, all fighting sequences (especially swashbuckling sequences) are just over glorified choreographed dances, and this guy has proven he can shoot those. And each of his last two movies both won Oscars for best art direction and costume design which have both been a big part of "Pirates" world. This will end up being a good choice and hopefully resurrect a series that initially had a lot of potential that fell completely flat it is last two efforts.
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5:08PM on 07/31/2009

Why oh Why?

Ridley Scott could've done it. He's old enough to have lived with actual Pirates.
Ridley Scott could've done it. He's old enough to have lived with actual Pirates.
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4:04PM on 07/31/2009

Hating Rob Marshall...

Rob Marshall is a terrible director, and I think this is a bad fit! He's soo bland and doesn't have any energy.
Rob Marshall is a terrible director, and I think this is a bad fit! He's soo bland and doesn't have any energy.
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3:12PM on 07/31/2009
I thought Tim Burton was thinking of taking over the franchise. I figured they'd want to do more but after the last one, I would have stopped.
I thought Tim Burton was thinking of taking over the franchise. I figured they'd want to do more but after the last one, I would have stopped.
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3:09PM on 07/31/2009
Why not just have michael bay direct. He'll action the fu*k out of potc.
Then we'll finally see what we've all been waiting for. The Kraken's balls!

Man o man did Transformers: ROTF suck ass...
Why not just have michael bay direct. He'll action the fu*k out of potc.
Then we'll finally see what we've all been waiting for. The Kraken's balls!

Man o man did Transformers: ROTF suck ass...
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2:23PM on 07/31/2009
The worst thing that could happen would be for a serious director to wind up taking on the franchise for multiple entries (which I presume might be the case if the studio keeps it going). Rob Marshall gave us the promise of "Chicago," which is playful enough, and he's yet to live up to it (perhaps "Nine" will do that, maybe not). So considering that POTC is as playful as you get, and flashy, and stylish, and Marshall's got style and flash to burn, I'm heartily in favor of this. Also, it suits
The worst thing that could happen would be for a serious director to wind up taking on the franchise for multiple entries (which I presume might be the case if the studio keeps it going). Rob Marshall gave us the promise of "Chicago," which is playful enough, and he's yet to live up to it (perhaps "Nine" will do that, maybe not). So considering that POTC is as playful as you get, and flashy, and stylish, and Marshall's got style and flash to burn, I'm heartily in favor of this. Also, it suits Verbinski since he's got potential to live up to that the franchise might hold him back on. Marshall needs some diversity (if you call it that), and this might just be his ticket. And maybe they'll have a story next time.
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2:22PM on 07/31/2009
The worst thing that could happen would be for a serious director to wind up taking on the franchise for multiple entries (which I presume might be the case if the studio keeps it going). Rob Marshall gave us the promise of "Chicago," which is playful enough, and he's yet to live up to it (perhaps "Nine" will do that, maybe not). So considering that POTC is as playful as you get, and flashy, and stylish, and Marshall's got style and flash to burn, I'm heartily in favor of this. Also, it suits
The worst thing that could happen would be for a serious director to wind up taking on the franchise for multiple entries (which I presume might be the case if the studio keeps it going). Rob Marshall gave us the promise of "Chicago," which is playful enough, and he's yet to live up to it (perhaps "Nine" will do that, maybe not). So considering that POTC is as playful as you get, and flashy, and stylish, and Marshall's got style and flash to burn, I'm heartily in favor of this. Also, it suits Verbinski since he's got potential to live up to that the franchise might hold him back on. Marshall needs some diversity (if you call it that), and this might just be his ticket. And maybe they'll have a story next time.
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2:19PM on 07/31/2009

POTC4

I'd like them to contunue with the original story line and characters instead of them taking Jack to a whole different direction and different characters.
I'd like them to contunue with the original story line and characters instead of them taking Jack to a whole different direction and different characters.
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1:25PM on 07/31/2009
Gore is actually giving up PotC4 to also stay home and bang Miranda Kerr when Orlando Bloom is sleeping.

Bloom is ordering more Red Bull and coffee.
Gore is actually giving up PotC4 to also stay home and bang Miranda Kerr when Orlando Bloom is sleeping.

Bloom is ordering more Red Bull and coffee.
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1:14PM on 07/31/2009
Rob Marshall's a great director. Great musicals with choreography = great action scenes.
Rob Marshall's a great director. Great musicals with choreography = great action scenes.
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1:13PM on 07/31/2009
Rob Marshall's a great director. Great musicals with choreography = great action scenes.
Rob Marshall's a great director. Great musicals with choreography = great action scenes.
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1:10PM on 07/31/2009

Great!

I thought Verbinski's bloated direction ruined the other movies.
I thought Verbinski's bloated direction ruined the other movies.
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1:09PM on 07/31/2009

come back

GORREE!!!!
GORREE!!!!
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