With the trailer scheduled to air on Monday, USA Today had a sneak peek at the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
They reveal that the story involves Will Turner (Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Knightley) teaming with the previously deceased bad-guy Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).
The gang then journey to 18th-century Shanghai to secure maps from Chinese pirate lord Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) that will lead them to the ends of the earth, where ships plunge off the edge of the sea into the afterlife.
The suspense comes from how Sparrow’s friends rescue him from the afterlife – “As always, he has his own path in the madness. It’s interesting what solitary confinement does to the brain. If his brain was sunbaked before, it’s freeze-dried now” says Director Gore Verbinski.
“I thought it would be cool for Will to be slightly darker. He’s so good, but he wants to be bad” says Orlando Bloom about his character of Will Turner. “In her own environment she’s playful; in other environments, she’s seriou,. She has a lot of powers, and she’s out for herself” says Naomie Harris about Tia Dalma in this one.
Verbinski adds “There are betrayals on top of betrayals. “There’s a meeting of the pirate lords, and it’s like a bad gathering of relatives at Thanksgiving, where everybody is pretending to get along. You can feel the psychosis. It’s a fishbowl filled with sharks.”