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'Pirates of the Caribbean' Reboot on Stormy Seas After Loss of the 'Deadpool' Writers

Jadzia Samuel Friday 15 February 2019

In October 2018 Disney confirmed that the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' saga was going to be rebooted, thanks to the two 'Deadpool' scriptwriters; however, it now seems that the project has hit some story seas with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick abandoning the project, according to a report from Deadline.

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

The pirates franchise had its golden age more than a decade ago with the original trilogy starring Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, which hotly competed for number one spot in box office with 'Lord of the Rings'. Since these original films two more, far less successful films have been released, still starring Johnny Depp in the leading role of Captain Jack Sparrow. But after the announcement that Depp would not be returning to any further films in the franchise, and the following news of a potential reboot, it seems that the tides of destiny have turned.

Reese and Wernick earned a reputation for themselves in Hollywood thanks to hit action films such as 'Deadpool' and 'Zombieland'. Sean Bailey, the president of production at Disney, was excited to have them on board the project, hoping that the genius of these writers would bring a much needed breath of fresh air to the saga, given the absence of Depp's iconic character.

One Stranger Tides

For now, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' reboot finds itself on on uncertain waters and Disney is divided on which direction to steer the ship. On the one hand many want to search for viable alternatives to Reese and Wernick, while others believe that it is finally time to let that ship sail. It has been rumoured that the franchise could be expecting a television adaptation, but this would entail extreme budgets meaning it is logistically unlikely.

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