Fourth “Pirates” Shooting Next April?

Disney’s Head of Production Oren Aviv tells Coming Soon that the fourth installment of their “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise has set some dates at last.

“We’re going to shoot ‘Pirates 4’ in April and May of next year. We are going to release it hopefully in 2011 is the plan” said Aviv who adds that though this is only one movie, if successful it will “hopefully be the first of another trilogy”

He also expects the tone to be much smaller next time around – “We can’t get bigger… I want to kind of reboot the whole thing and bring it down to its core, its essence, just characters.”

No word as yet either if Gore Verbinski might come back for the fourth movie.