Filming on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has been underway for a few weeks now, and some residents of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu managed to get up close to where the action was taking place.
Captain Jack Sparrow was nowhere to be seen, but they did manage to film some rehearsal fight scenes on-board a ship, and a scene involving Barbossa and Gibbs (Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally).
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is filming this week on Oahu near the Blowhole at Halona Cove. Security was allowing the public to watch and use cameras at first, but later kept everyone away. Here’s some footage I shot on July 15, 2010, with my digital camera in video mode (sorry, quality could be better). I didn’t spot Johnny Depp, but the main actor in front of the camera appears to be Geoffrey Rush. Cool how they make it rain with the huge sprinkler. The “Pirate Song” is from “Long John Silver’s Return to Treasure Island” (1954).
Joining Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush on the next outing will be Ian McShane as Blackbeard, Penelope Cruz (who plays his daughter), Stephen Graham as Scram, Astrid Berges-Frisbey as mermaid Syrena and Sam Claflin as “a youthful missionary”.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will follow Jack Sparrow and Barbossa as they sail to find the fountain of youth together, only to find that Blackbeard is after it too.