“Deadpool,” “Life” and “Zombieland” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have reportedly had early discussions with Disney Pictures to discuss a potential reboot of the studio’s multi-billion dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. No deal is yet closed however as they’re still in very early talks.
Last year’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth entry in the series, grossed $794 million worldwide but the series has long been seen as having run out of creative steam with Gore Verbinski’s first film the only one considered a bonafide classic.
Jerry Bruckheimer will stay on board as a producer but it’s too early to tell who else might be back including star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Reese and Wernick recently wrote “6 Underground” which Michael Bay is directing for Netflix, “Cowboy Ninja Viking” which was to star Chris Pratt until Universal shut it down, and remain attached to pen a “Clue” remake.