Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installement in the film series. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom reprise their roles as Captain Jack Sparrow, Hector Barbossa and William ‘Will’ Turner, respectively. Javier Bardem stars as Captain Salazar, film’s main villain.After the fourth film On Stranger Tides released to an enormous commercial success, the film’s cast was told by the studio that fifth and sixth movies will be shot back to back. But the projects were altered when Johnny Depp’s The Lone Ranger (2013) lost the studio $190 million. Some of the critically directors were rumored to direct the film, such as – Tim Burton, Gore Verbinski, Rob Marshall and Alfonso Cuarón.
After much anticipation, Norwegian film duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg were announced as the new directors for the fifth installment. This decision was based both on their Academy Award nomination as well as their ability to work with a limited budget. The film started filming in Australia in February 2015, after the Australian government offered Disney $20 million tax incentives.
For the first time in Pirates franchise, Hans Zimmer is not returning to compose the score. But, an apprentice of his Geoff Zanelli, who has worked on all four previous films, is the main composer for the fifth installment.
The first teaser-trailer for the film was released on October 2, 2016. Captain Salazar was the main attraction of the promo as well as the visuals was appreciated. On January 27, 2017, Disney uploaded a 8-second motion poster on the official instagram account, which went viral. This year’s Super Bowl LI, Disney released another 30-second teaser and an extended television teaser. The trailer was considered to be the ‘big’ trailer of the event and was the most viewed trailer of all the films at the show.Initially planned for a 2015 release, the film was delayed to 2016 and then to 2017, due to script and budget issues. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to release on May 26, 2017 in Disney 3-D, RealD 3D and IMAX formats.
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