Job Available: Director for fifth Pirates movie

The critics may not have liked the fourth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise but money talks, and Disney was listening. So the hunt is on for a new director. The top names on the list are: Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy, Chris Weitz and Alfonso Cuaron.

Well I think Disney can write off Burton (unless his career takes a turn for the worse), Raimi could use a hit and Levy and Cuaron are fine choices. Weitz did some OK movies (Golden Compass) and would be cheap to get.

Jack Sparrow Head Knocker


Disney wants Marshall to direct Pirates 5, in fact they’ve had an offer out to him since January, but since there’s been no movement we’ve heard from our sources that the studio is starting to at least consider other alternatives.

Our most reliable sources tell us that their dream choice for the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 directing job is Tim Burton. There was reason to believe they wanted him for the fourth movie too, and just couldn’t get him. Odds that they’ll get him now are pretty slim. We’ve heard they’re also tossing around names like Shawn Levy, Sam Raimi, Chris Weitz, and Alfonso Cuaron.

Shawn Levy is the guy who directed those more fun than they ought to be Night at the Museum movies, and seems kind of like the perfect choice for the overly CGI, slightly dumbed down thing these movies have become. Chris Weitz directed The Golden Compass and also has some experience in overly CGI fantasy worlds. He also directed a Twilight movie which to me suggests you can get him to do anything if you throw him enough money.

Raimi and Cuaron though, seem like every bit as much of a long shot as Burton. Cuaron did a Harry Potter movie, the best Harry Potter movie, but he’s an auteur with high standards and Children of Men is more his style. Raimi is Raimi and after freeing himself from Spidey it’s hard to imagine him jumping mid-stream into someone else’s franchise. Bringing in someone like Raimi, Cuaron, or Burton might be just about the only thing that could make this franchise interesting again, but there’s no way it’s happening. Still, those names are on Disney’s wish list.

So who do you think would be the best choice or do you have another director in mind. Let us know.

P.S. I love the head knocker.

SOURCE: Cinema Blend

GS Reporter: Montoya

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  1. ansleigh mendoza /

    i should be one of the mermaids in the next one (5th)im a exellent actress!!!!!!!!!!!!

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