Next ‘Pirates’ Movie Shut Down To Rework Script. This Could Be A Minute.

Wednesday, September 11 by
They're secretly paying a facial acting coach to help Johnny Depp recreate this smile. It could take years.  

In the realm of production issues associated with Pirates of the Caribbean, “script problems” has ranked somewhere below “Keira Knightley corset issues,” and “Orlando Bloom‘s coffee tastes metallic a little,” but apparently the script for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has reached Defcon 1 levels of trouble. Production has been suspended while the script is reworked, possibly to provide a reason WHY those elephant ghosts come stampeding out of Johnny Depp’s chest like that.

In fact, it’s actually hard to believe that the script was shut down over quality issues, since so many execs probably focus-grouped and committee-d this thing to death. What’s more likely is that they didn’t budget properly, the film is too expensive, and now they can’t have that scene where all of Aruba implodes on itself while the wind shoots flaming arrows at a hot air balloon.

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