“Pirates” Scribe Rossio Returns For Reboot?

Pirates Scribe Rossio Returns For Reboot

Following the departure of “Deadpool” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick earlier this year, it looks like Disney’s planned reboot of the “Pirates of the Carribean” franchise may be getting a familiar face.

Discussing Film reports that “The Mask of Zorro,” “Shrek,” “Aladdin” and “The Lone Ranger” scribe Terry Rossio, who has the largest screenplay credit on the first and fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” films and co-writing status on the second and third, is in talks to pen the screenplay.

Johnny Depp, who played the popular Jack Sparrow, is not expected to return to the franchise with a whole new story in this universe set to be told. Previously it was reported Joachim Ronning would return to direct, but it’s not clear if that’s still the case. Jerry Bruckheimer will remain as producer.