With “Spider-Man 3” now out and having exploded, eyes turn toward the other big film juggernaut of the month – “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
But with two weeks to go before release, the rush is on to finish it in time. In fact, according to The Herald Sun, the deadline is so tight Bruckheimer has not screened a rough cut for a test audience.
Bruckheimer says “I think it will open well, but who knows? No audience has seen this movie because we just don’t have time. We showed it to a group of Gore’s friends, who loved it and thought it was better than the first two, but they’re Gore’s friends.”
More than 2000 special-effects shots are in the film, the most advanced being a ship battle in a giant whirlpool that took eight weeks to shoot and was filmed in one of the world’s largest hangars.
The second film scored mixed criticism, much of it due to the abrupt ending, but Bruckheimer says the story will be resolved in the third and “everything is tied up.”
As for a fourth film? “This is the end of the trilogy… Whether there will be another movie depends on whether we can create something new and different, but this is the end.”
What about a spin-off? “This is the end, but whether one of the characters or a couple of the characters continue on, it’s a possibility. Certainly, in a moment at the end of the film there is a hope that something else might happen.”