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A 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Reboot Is Officially Underway

A 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Reboot Is Officially Underway

Jack Sparrow's fate in the new 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' franchise is currently unclear...

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Disney is moving ahead of with its reboot of Pirates Of The Caribbean, signing Chernobyl writer Craig Malin to pen the script.

The studio took the first steps to bring back the long running movie franchise in 2018, but were stopped in their tracks when Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick pulled out.

Now, Hollywood Reporter states Malin is hoping to give the film franchise the "kick in the pants" it needs to remain popular after five instalments.

Malin will be working with original Pirates Of The Caribbean writer Ted Elliott to help plan the direction and storyline for the new movie.

It's currently unclear whether Johnny Depp will be returning to the screen as Jack Sparrow.

Johnny Depp's fate in the Pirates Of The Caribbean reboot is unclear (
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

The original screenwriter, Stuart Beattie, threw doubt over chances a comeback from the actor, telling DailyMailTV: 'I think he's had a great run.

"Obviously he's made that character his own and it's become the thing he's most famous for now. It' been great for him and it's been great for us.

"There's that saying, 'Don't frown because it's over, smile because it happened.' The fact that they're rebooting something that you did means that you did something that was worth rebooting. It's an honour."

The new reports also claim that Disney are keen to get Jerry Bruckheimer back as producer.

Pirates Of The Caribbean is being rebooted by Chernobyl's writer (
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

The most recent Pirates film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, was released in 2015, and fans have been waiting for another ever since.

At the time, the movie's director Joachim Ronning said that it was "only the beginning of the final adventure," giving Pirates fans everywhere a hint they'd be back.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released in 2003 and co-starred Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush.

It was based on a Disney theme park attraction of the same name.

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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