Deadline reports that Disney is still moving forward with its reboot of the successful Pirates of The Caribbean franchise. They now state that franchise screenwriter Ted Elliot and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin will work together on a brand new story.
The Pirates of the Caribbean reboot has set sail once again. Deadline has confirmed that Disney has brought on Emmy-winning Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott, who co-wrote the first four Pirates films, to craft a story for a new Pirates movie.
He’s responsible for the HBO series Chernobyl, which has to be one of the most compelling dramas they’ve made in a very long time.
The franchise has five installments previously but is going to be given a reboot.
Mazin and Elliot are taking over after Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Zombieland, Zombieland: Double Tap) exited the project earlier in the year for undisclosed reasons.
Craig isn’t a stranger to movies after writing The Hangover II, The Hangover III, Identity Theft, Cowboy Ninja Viking, and Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is said to be returning while Jack Sparrow’s Johnny Depp isn’t.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that Disney will attempt to make Redd their new lead pirate.
Disney has yet to announce a director, cast, or release date as the project is only in the early development stage.