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The summer of 2015 is very crowded with movies like The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs. Superman being released. Disney is also pushing forward the release date for Ant-Man. Now, a major blockbuster has buckled and the release of the fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie is now going be released in 2016.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news about the change in the release with producer Jerry Bruckheimer saying the move is due to scripting issues. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Bruckheimer quoted say “We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done”. Writer Jeff Nathanson is now writing a new draft.
When asked about the potential budget for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Bruckheimer said “It’s all a factor. We want a script that everyone’s signed off on and a budget that everyone’s signed off on”.
The change in release date comes on the back of the failure of The Lone Ranger, a film whose budget ran up to $250 Million and ended up costing Disney $190 Million. Disney hopes to keep the budget for the fifth ‘Pirates’ adventure under the $200 Million mark.
The directing debut of the highly regarded Norwegian movie Kon-Tiki Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are set to make their Hollywood debut with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and the movie is set to start shooting in March 2014.
Collectively the Pirates of the Caribbean series has made over $3.7 Billion worldwide with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides made over $1 Billion.