"Pirates" fans in cities across the U.S. will have a chance to celebrate their favorite film series and be the first in the world to see the new trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End at a special nationwide "Pirates Ultimate Fan Event" on Sunday, March 18th. Fans are encouraged to log on to: Disney.com/piratesfanevent to win a chance to attend this exclusive event, which will be held at a select theater in each market. Those winners that come dressed in their finest pirates garb will be granted priority admission in each location.
In addition to being the first in the world to see the new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, lucky fans will be treated to a screening of the film that started it all, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as well as a treasure trove of giveaways and mega-prizes from Pirates partners.
The action-packed trailer will have its debut to the general public the next day on Monday, March 19th during the premiere episode of ABC's immensely popular Dancing with the Stars (between 8-10 pm).
Following the broadcast debut, the trailer will premiere online at Yahoo.com in High Definition, on Disney.com, and other premium online destinations around the world at 10:00 pm PST on Monday, March 19th.
Additionally, starting on Friday, March 9th, fans can grab a "Pirate Viral Player" and add it to their own website, social networking page, or blog. Each player will countdown to the online debut of the trailer, and will feature a continuous feed of Pirates video content through the release of the film. The viral player will be deployed in over 30 countries and in 26 languages, counting down to a synchronized trailer launch for fans around the world.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End picks up where the record-breaking 2006 smash hit left off, with our heroes Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones' locker. With the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman, and its commander Davy Jones under the control of the East India Trading Company, there is havoc on the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, the heroic trio must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final titanic battle - as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way hangs in the balance. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski from a screenplay written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, our beloved cast sets sail again on a fresh new adventure in May 2007.
Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End releases in theaters nationwide on May 25th.