Just yesterday we talked about the possibility of a fourth Pirates film and the possible storyline. Now we have word from the director himself, Gore Verbinski.
Holding court as the keynote speaker at the video game-centric DICE Summit in Las Vegas, the director told the audience that his biggest problem with “At World’s End” was that it had just too many darn characters.
If Gore does end up directing the next pirates film, then that problem will probably not resurface. Will and Elizabeth will probably not return as we said yesterday, and the movie will focus on Jack Sparrow and Barbossa searching for the ‘Fountain Of Youth’. But Gore apparently hasn’t heard anything.
“Show me the script,” he said. “I look forward to reading the script for ‘Pirates 4.’”
Verbinski knows, of course, that because of the ongoing writers strike, such a task would be impossible. But, then, past “Pirates” movies have already been green-lit, and even given a concrete release date, without a final screenplay.
Try it again and you’ll lose Verbinski, the director insisted.
“The process of having release dates and no script is not something I’m dying to go through again. I would have to pull the gun out of my mouth [first],” he said. “The reason I did 2 and 3, honestly, was because I still thought there was something to do there. I don’t want to be involved in, you know, ‘Rocky 9.’ ”