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Pirates 5 assembles a lofty director wish list

Jun. 2, 2011by:

Seeing as this is my job, I feel compelled to see at least every major "blockbuster" of the summer, which is why, begrudgingly, a few weeks back I checked out PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, despite no real desire to do so.

It wasn't good, it wasn't horrible, it just simply didn't need to exist, and the same is likely true for the upcoming PIRATES 5, as this is a series that just prints money. STRANGER TIDES is shockingly at over $600M worldwide already. Sigh.

So who will helm the new feature? Cinemablend says they have an inside scoop on what the director wish list is for the next feature. Rob Marshall, who took over duties from Gore Verbinski is still being sought, but the "dream" list includes Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Chris Weitz and Alfonso Cuaron.

You may laugh at the notion that any respectable director would want to take on the fifth movie in the PIRATES series, but you forget that with how much money these movies have made, they can afford to pay people gobs of money for their involvement. Why do you think Johnny Depp is still around?

Who do you think should helm PIRATES 5, if it must exist?

Extra Tidbit: If you're going to cast Penelope Cruz as a pirate wench, her contract should include a revealing clothing clause.
Source: Cinema Blend

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3:10PM on 06/03/2011

Burton, Raimi, and.....

Jon Favreau. Iron Man was a really great summer movie. So this should be right up his alley.
Jon Favreau. Iron Man was a really great summer movie. So this should be right up his alley.
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2:38AM on 06/03/2011
I can't believe their making another one after the poor reviews of the last. Oh wait a minute I forgot it made fistfulls of dollars. Maybe I'll check it out when it comes to the dollar theater.
I can't believe their making another one after the poor reviews of the last. Oh wait a minute I forgot it made fistfulls of dollars. Maybe I'll check it out when it comes to the dollar theater.
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2:02AM on 06/03/2011

Alfonso Cuaron

enough said. Remember the Prisoner of Azkaban? Or Children of Men?
enough said. Remember the Prisoner of Azkaban? Or Children of Men?
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4:02PM on 06/03/2011
Yeah, I do remeber Prisoner of Azkaban. It blew. Children of Men was awesome though!
Yeah, I do remeber Prisoner of Azkaban. It blew. Children of Men was awesome though!
1:51AM on 06/04/2011
actually Prisoner of Azkaban(imo)is one of the best in that franchise..as for Children of Men that movie is a beast of its own how awesome it was..but i dont know if Cuaron would be willing or able to direct a 5 POTC..
actually Prisoner of Azkaban(imo)is one of the best in that franchise..as for Children of Men that movie is a beast of its own how awesome it was..but i dont know if Cuaron would be willing or able to direct a 5 POTC..
12:44AM on 06/03/2011

Even if they say no

somebody should ask the Coens. Danny Boyle and Brad Bird would also be on my list.
somebody should ask the Coens. Danny Boyle and Brad Bird would also be on my list.
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12:19AM on 06/03/2011
Michael Fuckin Bay. That's right I said it.
Michael Fuckin Bay. That's right I said it.
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3:46AM on 06/03/2011
I agree,
I agree,
1:52AM on 06/04/2011
NO TO MICHAEL BAY he is a hack director plain and simple
NO TO MICHAEL BAY he is a hack director plain and simple
11:20PM on 06/02/2011

Who should direct Pirates 5?

Martin Campbell. The man kicks ass. He made Zorro cool and Catherine Zeta Jones a star in 1998. Before that he revived the James Bond franchise TWICE! First with Pierce Brosnan as 007 in Goldeneye, then with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. The guy knows action, and more importantly character development! Campbell + Depp + Pirates= Greatness!!!
Martin Campbell. The man kicks ass. He made Zorro cool and Catherine Zeta Jones a star in 1998. Before that he revived the James Bond franchise TWICE! First with Pierce Brosnan as 007 in Goldeneye, then with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. The guy knows action, and more importantly character development! Campbell + Depp + Pirates= Greatness!!!
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11:14PM on 06/02/2011
Glad they're continuing! Pirates movies are always fun. One thing I want to say is why the fck is Chris Weitz on the "dream list"?
Glad they're continuing! Pirates movies are always fun. One thing I want to say is why the fck is Chris Weitz on the "dream list"?
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10:15PM on 06/02/2011
Get rid of Rob Marshall, he didn't bring anything to the new Pirate movie. I don't know why he was hired, Chicago is the most overrated movie to win best picture in the last few years, and Nine was dull. Cauron has the perfect blend of visual style and character development to bring to this franchise, and his Harry Potter film remains one of the best directed films in the series.
Get rid of Rob Marshall, he didn't bring anything to the new Pirate movie. I don't know why he was hired, Chicago is the most overrated movie to win best picture in the last few years, and Nine was dull. Cauron has the perfect blend of visual style and character development to bring to this franchise, and his Harry Potter film remains one of the best directed films in the series.
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9:45PM on 06/02/2011
Sam Raimi would be a good choice but if that happens than they gotta get bruce campbell in as well. Would certainly make for a funny scene.
Sam Raimi would be a good choice but if that happens than they gotta get bruce campbell in as well. Would certainly make for a funny scene.
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12:08AM on 06/03/2011
this is bullshit. why do you only have one thumbs up. bruce cambell as a pirate would be awesome.
this is bullshit. why do you only have one thumbs up. bruce cambell as a pirate would be awesome.
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6:40PM on 06/02/2011

BRING IT ON

and oh yeah... SAM FUCKING RAIMI!!!
and oh yeah... SAM FUCKING RAIMI!!!
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6:07PM on 06/02/2011
Do you ever feel compelled to proof-read.....?
Do you ever feel compelled to proof-read.....?
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5:56PM on 06/02/2011

Alfonso Cuaron!......

He's made some great films. Children Of Men was great and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite Harry Potter film. I hope he directs the next POTC.
He's made some great films. Children Of Men was great and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite Harry Potter film. I hope he directs the next POTC.
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5:28PM on 06/02/2011
The guy who directed Harold & Kumar should do it.
The guy who directed Harold & Kumar should do it.
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5:23PM on 06/02/2011
pirates 4 is not that bad, it's pretty fun to watch, so i'll see the 5th installment
pirates 4 is not that bad, it's pretty fun to watch, so i'll see the 5th installment
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5:22PM on 06/02/2011
Can Sam Raimi just make Drag Me to Hell Too already?
Can Sam Raimi just make Drag Me to Hell Too already?
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4:48PM on 06/02/2011
Ok Tassi, you may not be be happy about seeing these movies but Goddamn stop moaning about it like you hate what you do. If you don't like it go get another job either that, or try writing some constructive prose rather than sighing through an article you weren't bothered about writing.

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Ok Tassi, you may not be be happy about seeing these movies but Goddamn stop moaning about it like you hate what you do. If you don't like it go get another job either that, or try writing some constructive prose rather than sighing through an article you weren't bothered about writing.

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6:05PM on 06/02/2011
High-five on that one, my friend!
High-five on that one, my friend!
4:46PM on 06/02/2011

He is the one..

Give it to Len Wiseman! This director is underrated. His action style is outstanding and he will give it style!
Give it to Len Wiseman! This director is underrated. His action style is outstanding and he will give it style!
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9:02PM on 06/02/2011
We dint need pirates in black pleather and dark blue lighting
We dint need pirates in black pleather and dark blue lighting
4:38PM on 06/02/2011

Action

John Woo! We all know he can do action and period stuff. Red Cliff was amazing.
John Woo! We all know he can do action and period stuff. Red Cliff was amazing.
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2:15PM on 06/02/2011
lmao. Chris Weitz must give one amazing blowjob. How else could he continuously be wanted for these jobs
lmao. Chris Weitz must give one amazing blowjob. How else could he continuously be wanted for these jobs
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2:21PM on 06/02/2011
His two efforts in the fantasy genre have been boring and overly long, so I can see why they want him for this franchise.
His two efforts in the fantasy genre have been boring and overly long, so I can see why they want him for this franchise.
2:09PM on 06/02/2011
Being a Hollywood exec must be really hard. "Hey, how should we go about doing the next installment? Who should direct?" "Well, um... [lists of random directors off top of their head from movies their kids have watched lately]." "Ah, brilliant! Very inspired choices!" And then they hire Rob Marshall again.
Being a Hollywood exec must be really hard. "Hey, how should we go about doing the next installment? Who should direct?" "Well, um... [lists of random directors off top of their head from movies their kids have watched lately]." "Ah, brilliant! Very inspired choices!" And then they hire Rob Marshall again.
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1:58PM on 06/02/2011

I actually enjoyed it the second time through. Wasn't too keen the first time.

My mom loved it, and based on the fact it was packed a week later (granted it was Memorial Day)...even some idiots in the back clapped...this doesn't surprise me.

I'm always up for more Jack Sparrow dicking around with spooky things.

But what would have been the bomb-diggity is if SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS (But not really spoilers since you can kind of guess who lives and who doesn't) SPOILERS Penelope Cruz died instead. Then at the end she finds herself on one of those little boats like
My mom loved it, and based on the fact it was packed a week later (granted it was Memorial Day)...even some idiots in the back clapped...this doesn't surprise me.

I'm always up for more Jack Sparrow dicking around with spooky things.

But what would have been the bomb-diggity is if SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS (But not really spoilers since you can kind of guess who lives and who doesn't) SPOILERS Penelope Cruz died instead. Then at the end she finds herself on one of those little boats like in the Third movie and mofuggin Orlando Bloom pimps in on a ship and says "Welcome to the flying Dutchman". Or you just insert Blackbeard there instead of Cruz (but c'mon it would have been SO ballsy if she died instead).
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1:54PM on 06/02/2011
Rob Marshall still being sought? Pity. I haven't cared for any of his other films so I didn't really need another reason to dislike him, but with 3D tech and Pirates of the Caribbean at his fingertips he proved that his directing style is basically sitting there with both thumbs up his bum. What made Pirates 1-3 (particularly 2 and 3, in my opinion) so special was that they weren't satisfied to simply deliver a reliable product, they ambitiously pushed in divisive directions and strived (and
Rob Marshall still being sought? Pity. I haven't cared for any of his other films so I didn't really need another reason to dislike him, but with 3D tech and Pirates of the Caribbean at his fingertips he proved that his directing style is basically sitting there with both thumbs up his bum. What made Pirates 1-3 (particularly 2 and 3, in my opinion) so special was that they weren't satisfied to simply deliver a reliable product, they ambitiously pushed in divisive directions and strived (and succeeded, again in my opinion) to do big-budget blockbuster better than it had been done before and better than many can hope to do in the future. If there's going to be a continuation, it needs to be special again - not a lukewarm, half-hearted spin-off with tongue-not-in-cheek fanservice and cardboard side characters. The director short list does not entice me. The modern Raimi would CG things up way too much (yeah, there's a lot of CG in the first three Pirates movies but at least it's mostly there enhancing practicals rather than being purely CG). Burton? Just no. Hell no. Weitz... I'm not sure he's cut out. Could prove me wrong. Cuaron I suppose is the most appealing choice but ideally I'd like to see Verbinski back (this is a total pipe dream, I know). If anything, I'd like to see repercussions from the events of "At World's End". Lots of major stuff "went down" there and "On Stranger Tides" simply picked up as if it hardly happened, even starting off by saying Sparrow had more or less given up on his epilogical quest (consequently subjecting us to that painful opening act in London). And... more wishful thinking... any chance we could get Bloom back as Turner? I'd love to see an ocean battle sequence with the Pearl in grave danger where the Dutchman pops up out of nowhere to save the day. Even if it's just a quick cameo. Oh, and please tell me Pintel, Ragetti and Cotton are shrunk in the bottle and not just written out of the story. Okay, I'll stop now.
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1:31PM on 06/02/2011

Shit

Not another one. It's not that I really care, but let Johnny go! I think Chris Weitz is the only director whose quality control (or lack thereof) qualifies him for this. Although Sam Raimi knows how to work a CGI adventure. Cuaron deserves better, and I believe it's nearly impossible for Tim Burton not to make a Tim Burton Film, which I don't find a problem with on principle, but I know a lot of people do.
Not another one. It's not that I really care, but let Johnny go! I think Chris Weitz is the only director whose quality control (or lack thereof) qualifies him for this. Although Sam Raimi knows how to work a CGI adventure. Cuaron deserves better, and I believe it's nearly impossible for Tim Burton not to make a Tim Burton Film, which I don't find a problem with on principle, but I know a lot of people do.
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1:26PM on 06/02/2011
How about something original?
How about something original?
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1:31PM on 06/02/2011
There are a complete shit tonne of original films out there. Track them down and watch them if you're not a fan of this particular franchise.
There are a complete shit tonne of original films out there. Track them down and watch them if you're not a fan of this particular franchise.
2:20PM on 06/02/2011
not much originality when you make 4 films from a disney ride
not much originality when you make 4 films from a disney ride
4:19PM on 06/02/2011
They arguably take more from Robert Louis Stevenson and the work of Buster Keaton and Errol Flynn than the Disney Ride... and if you can really watch all four of the movies and honestly proclaim them to be distinctly based on that ride then... well, I don't know what. "Wow", I guess.
They arguably take more from Robert Louis Stevenson and the work of Buster Keaton and Errol Flynn than the Disney Ride... and if you can really watch all four of the movies and honestly proclaim them to be distinctly based on that ride then... well, I don't know what. "Wow", I guess.
9:03PM on 06/02/2011
How about you change your gross avatar?
How about you change your gross avatar?
9:54PM on 06/02/2011
How about you suck my dick, you pansy-ass faggot? (@The_Soloist)
How about you suck my dick, you pansy-ass faggot? (@The_Soloist)
12:11AM on 06/03/2011
whoa there c mac. i mean asking another man to suck your penis is kind of like saying you are an f word too. just sayin.
whoa there c mac. i mean asking another man to suck your penis is kind of like saying you are an f word too. just sayin.
1:12PM on 06/02/2011
Yes Pirates 4 was ok but not great & just because Depp has worked with Tim Burton doesnt mean he should helm the next Jack Sparrow movie its so out of his league. The best choices are Alfonso Cuaron or Sam Raimi or why not just bring back Gore Verbinski
Yes Pirates 4 was ok but not great & just because Depp has worked with Tim Burton doesnt mean he should helm the next Jack Sparrow movie its so out of his league. The best choices are Alfonso Cuaron or Sam Raimi or why not just bring back Gore Verbinski
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1:06PM on 06/02/2011
I agree that Pirates 4 wasn't THAT gud but it wasn't THAT bad either and for a 4th film it was pretty good. Now out of these directors my prefrence would be:
1. Sam Raimi
2. Alfonso Cuaron
3. Tim Burton

but they should really try and get Gore Verbinski back imo :)
I agree that Pirates 4 wasn't THAT gud but it wasn't THAT bad either and for a 4th film it was pretty good. Now out of these directors my prefrence would be:
1. Sam Raimi
2. Alfonso Cuaron
3. Tim Burton

but they should really try and get Gore Verbinski back imo :)
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1:01PM on 06/02/2011

Give it a rest already

I still can't believe they've created a whole franchise out of an amusement park ride...
I still can't believe they've created a whole franchise out of an amusement park ride...
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12:58PM on 06/02/2011

For the love of God, not Tim Burton

Jack Sparrow will end up with wild upwards hair and a pale white face.

Honestly though, just not Burton. Also as much as I adore Sam Raimi, I can't see his style fitting the previous movies, although saying that it may kick a bit more life into the franchise if he could channel that Drag Me To Hell energy into it.

I enjoyed the fourth one for what it was in all honesty, the parts that I expected to be shit were shit, and the parts I expected to love, I loved.
Jack Sparrow will end up with wild upwards hair and a pale white face.

Honestly though, just not Burton. Also as much as I adore Sam Raimi, I can't see his style fitting the previous movies, although saying that it may kick a bit more life into the franchise if he could channel that Drag Me To Hell energy into it.

I enjoyed the fourth one for what it was in all honesty, the parts that I expected to be shit were shit, and the parts I expected to love, I loved.
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