Let’s face it – a sequel in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise would not be a cheap project to undertake, and needs to be funded somehow. Well, Variety reports that Australia’s federal government has agreed to provide $20.2 million in order to ensure that the film will be filmed in Australia. Originally, this sum of money was supposed to find its way to Joachim Rønningfund 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, but since David Fincher dropped out of that project, the money will now be going to the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise instead.
Production is expected to commence in early 2015, and the completed movie to be released on July 7th, 2017. The film will be entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Apparently, Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rosio are set to provide the screenplay for the film, and it will be directed by Joachim Rønning and Epsen Sandberg.