Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 Starting To Get Some Wind Behind It's Sails

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Variety

It's looks like Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" may yet sail. It appeared that earlier this year that plans for a fourth film in the mega-popular movie franchise had sunk into the depths of 'Davey Jones Locker' when director Gore Verbinski opted out of the film to work on the movie adaptation of the video game "Bioshock" for Universal studios.

Now, "The Mouse Factory" is on the verge of hiring Rob Marshall as the new director and has even gone as far as to begin casting new characters for the film. Over the past few months producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney have been mulling over potential directors and now seem to have found their right man for the job in Marshall, whose resume includes the Oscar-winning musical “Chicago”.

The studio is in somewhat of a hurry to begin production on "Pirates 4", wanting to get it in the can before actor Johnny Depp is set to film "The Lone Ranger", which is also being produced by Bruckheimer, also for Disney, in late 2010.

Though, Marshall has not officially signed on, studio executives consider it a 'done-deal'.