Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl:Coming Soon.net reports that Jerry Bruckheimer's swashbuckling summer epic, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (longest title on earth), will air television spots on select stations beginning April 6th:

"The preview is cleared to air simultaneously on the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family, ESPN (8:15 Pacific; 11:15 Eastern), ESPN 2, ESPNews, ESPN Classic, SOAPnet, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, A&E, The History Channel, and E! Entertainment Television. The exclusive material will also air in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort hotel rooms, on Disney Cruise Lines, on the JumboTrons at Downtown Disney, at various ESPN Zone locations, and on the internet at the film's website (pirates.movies.com). It will also be viewable on the front page of Yahoo!. On ABC, the first look will air during "The Wonderful World of Disney."

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Jerry Bruckheimer says: "'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' is going to be an action-filled spectacular with groundbreaking visual effects -- and this first look is the best way to get the word out on this amazing movie."

In addition, Jerry Bruckheimer spoke to USA Today about the film and the following effects shot of Geoffrey Rush in the film:

"The different characteristics of the actors come through when they become skeletons," producer Jerry Bruckheimer says. "There is some skin, hair, clothes, eyeballs." In other words, you can pick these bones apart from one another.

In the tale, Barbossa and his sailors hijack Depp's ship, the Black Pearl, and kidnap the governor's beauteous daughter (Keira Knightley of Bend It Like Beckham), who holds the key to breaking their curse and becoming mortal again.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}Says Bruckheimer: "The pirates can't enjoy the pleasures in life — food, sex, any of those things. They just are consumed with greed. What Barbossa really wants is a nice green apple to bite into."

Besides a few frights, Bruckheimer promises romance (Orlando Bloom, pinup elf Legolas from The Lord of the Rings, is a blacksmith who joins Depp to rescue his beloved Knightley), more than a few comical yo-ho-hos (the script is co-written by Shrek's Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio) as well as a treasure chest of plot twists.

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Also washing up on shores today is a new poster! Check it out!

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Pirates hit theaters on July 9th! The film stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Tom Wilkinson, and Keira Knightly. For more information on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, plot outlines, cast & crew lists, trailers, clips, photos, and other multimedia on the film, CLICK HERE