‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Lands Writer Jeff Nathanson

The ‘Tower Heist’ writer will tackle the script for this sequel starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
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‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Lands Writer Jeff Nathanson

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 lands writer Jeff Nathanson Disney is looking to set sail with Pirates of the Caribbean 5, hiring Jeff Nathanson (Tower Heist) to work on the screenplay. Johnny Depp is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Back in January 2011, five months before Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released, we reported that Terry Rossio was brought on to write the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 screenplay. Ted Elliott, who co-wrote the first four movies with Terry Rossio, did not return to work on the script. It isn't known if Jeff Nathanson is starting from scratch, or if he is re-working Terry Rossio's draft.

It isn't known if franchise stalwarts such as Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally are coming back for this fifth adventure. The franchise has earned a whopping $3.5 billion worldwide, with the last movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, earning more than $1 billion.

Jeff Nathanson's other screenwriting credits include Rush Hour 2, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, Rush Hour 3, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He also has The 39 Clues in development at Paramount Pictures.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes to theaters July 7th, 2017.

Sources:Variety

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  • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

    @gallagher I think Jeff Nathanson is helping Terry Rossio with Pirates 5's script now, which Disney brought him on board for that reason. So i think Terry Rossio is still involved with Pirates 5's script, but with Jeff Nathanson writing it with him and helping him with it.

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    • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

      @corey No, i think i understand it. Pirates 2 and 3 were only a two-parter but they are not two-parters, to the point where they were one movie originally like what happens to some other movies sometimes. Only story-wise.

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      • corey • 3 years ago

        @themoviefanatic -__- I don't think you understand what the topic is here.

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        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

          @corey Yes, i know. But, i'm just pointing it out that Pirates 4 and 5 and 6 will all be stand-alone movies. As for Pirates 2 and 3 they were only a two-parter, but not to the point where they are shorter then usual because of them being one movie originally and then cut into two movies. Which that wasn't the case for Pirates 2 and Pirates 3 , this also reminds me of what happened with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and that awful Twilight: Breaking Dawn set of movies.

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          • corey • 3 years ago

            @themoviefanatic Ok...I never said they wouldn't be stand-alones. I was talking about 2 and 3.

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            • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

              @corey No, actually it was mentioned on movie websites in the past including this website that Pirates 4 and 5 and 6, are all going to be stand-alone films and each of their stories/plots won't lead into what happens in the next one.

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                @corey Ball's in your court

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                • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                  @ROFLitschristian bravo, sir.

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                  • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                    As much as I love this series it does need to end at the 6th film.

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                    • corey • 3 years ago

                      Pirates 4 wasn't a bad movie either. It wasn't the best one but it was a step-up from the 3rd, which was just terrible. The first two Pirates movie will never be topped, that's just how it's gonna be, no matter how many they decide to milk.

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                      • corey • 3 years ago

                        @themoviefanatic When he says "two-parter" I think he means story-wise. Pirates 3 pretty much just continued the story from Pirates 2. Pirates and Pirates 4 are really the only stand-alones in the franchise.

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                        • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                          So you want me to trust the man responsible for Rush Hour 3 and Tower Heist to write a script for a series which has overstayed its welcome? Well by all means, sign me up...

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                            @ejk1 And make it more interesting, a la Hector Barbosa

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                              And just when the waters were calm, this happens

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                              • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                @Roberto-Mata Pirates 2 and 3 were regular sequels. They weren't a two part film. But, they were filmed back to back.

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                                • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                  @gallagher It won't be a two parter.

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                                  • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                                    4 wasn't bad. They just need to remove junk like that mermaid-human romance.

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                                    • dan1 • 3 years ago

                                      This series needs to die now...

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                                      • artkid04 • 3 years ago

                                        I love these films but I hope the next one gets at least closer to the quality of the first film

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                                        • Roberto-Mata • 3 years ago

                                          @themoviefanatic 2 and 3 were a two part film

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