Verbinski On Pirates Sequel Madness

By Garth Franklin Thursday October 13th 2005 11:55PM

Director Gore Verbinski was out promoting his new Nicolas Cage dramedy "The Weather Man" when he revealed how his work on the two back-to-back "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels are going to iF Magazine.

Things seem to moving rather strangely - "I'm a quarter of the way through the third one and three quarters of the way through the second one. It's madness. We're shooting scenes in the third movie without even knowing what the hell we're doing. We actually have a pretty good second script and the third script is still on the operating table. And we're in triage constantly, everyday. I don't recommend making two movies at once. I think that we're going to get there, but it's just madness. I think that the second movie is strong and clever and has a lot going on. The third movie we're still working on".

He has been getting advice - "I did talk to Peter Jackson about it and he said, 'Re-shoots'. We don't have time for re-shoots. We don't have the time. We actually have a story that's challenging and compelling and dangerous and he [Jack Sparrow] is still the character that gets to weave his way through that story and affect everyone else with his own agenda".

As for Keith Richards playing Jack's dad - "We're trying to work out his dates. We all want it to work, but it's his tour dates and his lawyers."

For the full interview, click here.

Thanks to 'Ant'