15 Jan – "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5" is back in development with a writer already tied to the project as well as Walt Disney Studios announcing its release date, which has been set for 10 July, 2015.
Screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, who was responsible for Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can", has been hired to tackle the latest story.
Although the franchise was sorely missing original leads Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in its fourth instalment – "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", the movie still made more than a billion dollars in international box offices thanks to the lone charisma of Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp.
Plot details are yet to be revealed but the good news is that Depp has signed on to reprise the role, which would be a crucial point of success for the upcoming sequel.
Currently, the actor may be busy producing and starring in "Mortimer Wintergreen", a story based on Myron Levoy's young adult novel about a travelling magician of the title's namesake who owns a magic hat.
Depp will next be seen as Tonto in "The Lone Ranger", which will be released in Malaysia and Singapore on 4 July this year.