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Numerous Helmers Up For A Fifth "Pirates"

By Garth Franklin Friday May 10th 2013 07:58AM

With "The Lone Ranger" essentially done, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp are looking towards a fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film and have begun considering helmers.

Right now, there are reportedly two favourites. Right now it's the duo of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the directors behind the recent historical adventure drama "Kon-Tiki," who are reportedly the favourites.

Their hiring would make sense. Shot on a budget of just $15 million, the Oscar-nominated feature looked like it was produced for multiple times that price. They've also just dropped out of their next proposed project "Spectral."

Also in the mix are "Snow White and the Huntsman" helmer Rupert Sanders, and "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" director Fredrik Bond.

Shooting aims to begin later this year or early next year, but a director will be locked down within the next few weeks.

Source: Deadline

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