Earlier today, we reported that Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo is gearing up to start production in Australia in 2015, but now we have a conflicting report from Inside Film that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the project Disney is seeking tax credits for.
Back in June, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that production will likely start in early 2015, and Disney announced last month that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on July 7, 2017.
Here's what a spokesperson for the Ministry of Arts had to say in a statement to Inside Film, although they wouldn't confirm any specific productions.
"The Government is currently in discussions with Disney on possible productions it may wish to film in Australia. These discussions are commercial in confidence."
Of course, it's possible that Disney is negotiating with the Australian government for both Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo, but we won't know for sure until the finalized deal is announced.
Johnny Depp is returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in the latest installment of this Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, with a number of other actors rumored to be involved, including Christoph Waltz and returning cast members such as Jack Davenport (James Norrington), Geoffrey Rush (Barbosa) and Keith Richards (Teague Sparrow). Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki) are directing from a script that was most recently worked on by Jeff Nathanson (Tower Heist, Men in Black 3).