Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides officially began filming last week, and producer Jerry Bruckhiemer has been tweeting details from the set in Hawaii. Director Rob Marshall arrived for his first day of filming on a jet ski because they were shooting on a secluded beach and that was the only way to get there. I’m sure he’ll get bored of these exotic filming locations with pristine beaches at some point.
To mark the beginning of production Disney has released a press release and it contains a bit more information on the films plot. It shares further details on what Penelope Cruz will be getting up too, and confirms that Jack Sparrow’s side-kick Gibbs will be returning.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise –this time in Disney Digital 3D(TM). In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Rush reprises his role as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally returns as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs. Claflin stars as a stalwart missionary, while Berges-Frisbey is transformed into a mysterious mermaid.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which will be released next May, will film on the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu, followed by locations and studio work in the United Kingdom and Los Angeles.