Jerry Bruckheimer On “Pirates 5” Directors

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has started his promotional rounds for “The Lone Ranger” and he has spoken about the decision to hire “Kon-Tiki” helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg for the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” feature.

Speaking with The Playlist, Bruckheimer says that the pair arrived in Los Angeles last Friday and started working on it. Production designers are now being hired and the film is moving forward.

Asked about their hiring, he says: “We saw their movie early on, maybe six months ago, and I saw some of their other work, which I thought was terrific. That convinced me. They were interested in doing it and they flew over and we showed them a script that we were working on and they had really amazing ideas.”

He also confirmed that the film will retain the “adventure and supernatural” mix, and that part of the film will be set in New Orleans. He says: “We’re certainly going to be filming in Louisiana because of the tax breaks and I think there might be a sequence there. But it will also be set in the Caribbean, obviously.”

Source: The Playlist