The fallout from “The Lone Ranger” continues as Disney is reportedly talking with producer Jerry Bruckheimer about restructuring his deal for “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”.
The new deal will likely strip the mega-producer from the final cut privileges he enjoyed on the previous films, along with limiting the budget on the next installment. This is despite the franchise earning nearly $4 billion at the global box office across four films.
Disney involvement in the franchise this time out is being heightened, as evidenced by their choice of directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg who were able to make the Oscar-nominated “Kon-Tiki” look far more epic and expensive than its limited budget would suggest.
It’s expected this film’s budget will be closer to $200 million rather than the $250 million that was once suggested. The script is still being worked on ahead of filming in New Orleans next year.