Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is an upcoming American fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer serving again as producer. Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles as Jack Sparrow, Joshamee Gibbs and Hector Barbossa, respectively. The film also stars Javier Bardem as Armando Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner and Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth. The film also features the returns of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann respectively, following their absence from the fourth installment, On Stranger Tides.
The filmmakers cited the first installment, The Curse of the Black Pearl, as inspiration for the script and tone of the film. Pre-production for the film started shortly before On Stranger Tides was released in early 2011, with Terry Rossio writing a script for the film. In early 2013, Jeff Nathanson was hired to write a new script, with Depp being involved in Nathanson’s writing process. Initially planned for a 2015 release, the film was delayed to 2016 and then to 2017, due to script and budget issues. Principal photography started in Australia in February 2015, after the Australian government offered Disney $20 million of tax incentives, and ended in July 2015. It is set to be released in conventional, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D formats on May 26, 2017.
Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old nemesis, Armando Salazar, who along with his Spanish Navy ghost crew has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack, aided by new allies Henry and Carina, must seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.
In celebration of the premiere of Disney’s and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, eBay is launching exclusive experiences and a selection of new merchandise. Through this eBay campaign, fans can easily browse and buy unique memorabilia, including officially licensed Disney merchandise, in one destination.
Timed to this launch, Disney will also be teaming up on a series of experiences and memorabilia that will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting the American Red Cross.
- Travel to the Hollywood Premiere: From now until May 12, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST, bid for a chance to attend the Hollywood Premiere of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and official pre-party on May 18, 2017. You may have the opportunity to meet filmmakers and celebrities, and attend the pre-party, which is exclusively for those attending the premiere. The highest bidder will also receive a signed Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie poster. Additionally, in collaboration with Disney, eBay will also be giving the highest bidder a $2,000 gift card to put towards travel and accommodations.
- Own Iconic Movie Memorabilia: Beginning May 19, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST, bid to own exclusive props from the sets of Pirates of the Caribbean films, including a treasure chest, a cannonball with chain, goblet, large telescope, longboat oars and more.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with eBay to create a truly unique shopping experience for Pirates of the Caribbean fans,” said Lylle Breier, SVP, Global Marketing Partnerships, Promotions, Synergy, Special Events at the Walt Disney Studios. “And we look forward to welcoming special fans to our Hollywood premiere later this month.”
“Our marketplace is full of offerings that tap into passions like Disney,” said Suzy Deering, Chief Marketing Officer of eBay North America. “These passions, matched with our one-of-a-kind inventory and enhancements to our shopping experience, create a powerful platform for consumers to support causes they care about.”
As part of eBay’s Pirates of the Caribbean shop, fans can browse and purchase thousands of collectibles, entertainment memorabilia, clothes, toys & accessories, soundtracks, and more inspired by previous films and characters in the franchise. Additionally, new merchandise from the latest film premiering this month will include officially licensed Disney toys including Funko Pop bobble head toys, a collectible walkie talkie inspired by the movie, costumes, and more.
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Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, butto find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.