One of Cinema Blendâ€™s more reliable insiders says that Tim Burton could be directing ”Pirates of the Caribbean 4”.
Go with itâ€¦ it doesnâ€™t sound that far-fetched â€“ not since Burton and star Johnny Depp are pretty much tied at the hip. And not since Disneyâ€™s currently working with the famed filmmaker on â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€ â€“ whichâ€™ll no doubt be one of their big hits of the next twelve months.
Still, thereâ€™s no deal yet, but apparently if Gore Verbinski decides heâ€™s had enough of swashbuckling Jack Sparrow, Burton is waiting in the wings. Hey, maybe theyâ€™ll just bypass Verbinski and go straight to Burton? I know I would. I for one would love to see a Burton-helmed â€œPiratesâ€ film. Might just breathe new life into the tired franchise. The last two installments were sleepyâ€¦. Almost overkill.
Casting-wise, Geoffrey Rush is said to be rejoining Depp for the new flick (no word on Keira or Orlando â€“ chances are theyâ€™re both out) and Disney are on the hunt for a name to play Sparrowâ€™s brother in the film. Sascha Baron Cohen and Russell Brand (â€œForgetting Sarah Marshallâ€) are said to be atop of the wish list. And, of course, if Burton ends up directing itâ€™s a sure-thing that Helena Bonham-Carter is going to be in there somewhere too.
Letâ€™s wait and see how this one pans outâ€¦
…. and here’s a spunky pic of Keira… just for kicks!