For a moment there seemed to be a curse in Hollywood plaguing films about to take their fourth outing. Paul Greengrass left Bourne 4, putting the status of the film in question. Recently Spider-Man 4 fell apart, and it looked like Pirates 4 wouldn’t be setting sail after Johnny Depp said his passion for the project had been “severely dampened” following the departure of Walt Disney chairman Dick Cook last year.
However, things improved for Pirates with Rob Marshall coming on-board to direct, and producer Bruckheimer hinting at a June start. Now according to The Honolulu Advertiser Disney has made plans to film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Hawaii.
The fourth installment in the action-adventure series will be shot on Kauai and Oahu this summer. It is scheduled for release in summer 2011.
Lingle’s office said filming is expected to generate about $85 million in direct and indirect spending in the Islands and provide hundreds of jobs for residents.
“We’ve always sought out the most extraordinary and exotic locations for the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films and previously shot briefly on both Maui and Molokai for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,’ ” Bruckheimer said.
“Hawaii provides an amazing range of both land and seascapes and we’re delighted to return for ‘On Stranger Tides
The trilogy filmed in some very exotic locations, so it seems the trend will continue. I suppose spending a few months in Hawaii can’t be too bad can it?
From what we’ve heard Jack Sparrow will be heading for the Fountain of Youth, as hinted at the end of At World’s End. The only cast member confirmed is Depp, however Geoffrey Rush who plays Barbossa will probably be back to provide a bit of competition.