Fourth “Pirates” Films In Hawaii

With “Lost” having shut up its Oahu-based sets on the Hawaiian Islands, Disney intends to keep using the locale with today’s announcement that “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is set to shoot on Kauai and Oahu this Summer says Pacific Business News.

The Rob Marshall-directed production is expected to generate an estimated $85 million in direct and indirect spending in Hawaii. Other film productions currently using the island state include Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter” which finished filming in Maui last week, and Alexander Payne’s “The Descendents” starring George Clooney which is in pre-production.

The fourth installment of the action adventure film series hits theatres May 20th 2011.