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Milk the Franchise | May 22, 2017

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Pirates of the Caribbean

DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
RELEASE: May 26, 2017
DIRECTOR: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
SCREENPLAY: Stuart Beattie, Tedd Elliot, Jeff Nathanson, Terry Rossio, Jay Wolpert
PRODUCER: Jerry Bruckheimer
CAST: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally, Stephen Graham, and Golshifteh Farahani.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Paul Cameron
EDITORS: Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
DISTRIBUTOR: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
 
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier 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.
 
Thanks to a $20 million tax break, the fifth Pirates production took place in Australia beginning in February 2015.
 
But there were a number of production problems, including:
 
  • Due to strict Australian biosecurity laws, Hector Barbossa’s pet monkey Jack was quarantined for 30 days. The capuchin monkey is regarded as a category 1 pest Down Under.
  • Australia’s Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt was pressured to reject an application to fly two capuchin monkeys from California by animal rights activist groups. The groups cited the trip would “harm the monkeys” health, movie performances are unnatural for wild creatures and by being in the film, it would encourage illegal wildlife trade.
  • An armed man dressed as an extra, forcing security to increase
  • Production crew and cast were made to tape over cameras on all mobile devices to prevent piracy.
  • Johnny Depp left the production on March 10, 2015 at what was first described as broken wrist from an onset injury, The wrist was broken, but the injury occurred after a “wild weekend bender” by hitting a glass door. Depp flew back to the US for a brief home-based rehab. Production was shutdown for two weeks, with 400 crew members standing idly by.
  • Depp missed his private plane back to Australia, forcing scheduled scenes to be shuffled. He finally arrived back on April 20.

 

 
 
 
PREVIOUSLY RELEASED FILMS (in order of release date)
THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
DEAD MAN’S CHEST
AT WORLD’S END
ON STRANGER TIDES
TALES OF THE CODE: WEDLOCKED (short prequel film)