Written By: Ken Hulsey
Author Tim Powers is more than happy to tell everybody what to expect in the fourth "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movie, because it will be based on his 1987 novel "On Stranger Tides". Well, he can tell everybody, now, because the bosses at Disney, have given him the okay.
In actuality, Disney optioned the rights to Powers book quite some time back, and gave the author strict orders to keep his mouth shut about it, or they would send Mickey's goons out to work him over.
Okay, I made that last bit up.
But, they did instruct the author to not tell anybody about the deal, until after the new "Pirates" film was announced last month at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. Reportedly last week Powers agent was contacted by Disney giving the green light.
So what can we expect to see in "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (tentative title)?
The story from the novel follows the exploits of puppeteer's son Jack 'Shandy' Chandagnac, who sets sail for Jamaica to seek out an uncle who stole his family fortune and gets captured by pirates and becomes a reluctant member of infamous buccaneer Blackbeard's crew.
In an interesting twist, Blackbeard has given up looting ships to search for the fountain of youth.
Sounds like the good back story for a new "Pirates" movie, don't ya think?
Hopefully Mickey's goons won't be paying me a visit for that earlier crack.........or this one.
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