Back in September is was announced that Johnny Depp would be returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 4, however nothing else was revealed. Now producer Jerry Bruckheimer has given us a small update on the status of the film, along with how National Treasure 3 is progressing.
As far as approaching the sequels for “National Treasure” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Bruckheimer says that both are having scripts written. “We’ve sat with the writers and we’re working up the story and plotlines right now. They’re in the process of finishing ‘The Lone Ranger’ so they’re working on both of those simultaneously, same set of writers, Elliot and Rossio, who did all three ‘Pirates’ and worked on ‘National Treasure (2)'”
“I think they’re pushing towards 2012,” Bruckheimer told us about the possible release date for this fourth “Pirates” movie. “Hopefully we can make it we’ll see.”
2012 is a heck of a long time to wait. They could be waiting for Gore Verbinski to finish work on Bioshock and Rango. If they are going to have the same writers they may as well have the same director too.