QUEENSLAND, AustraliaÂ â€“ Production has commenced on location in Australia on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Filmsâ€™ epic comedy adventure â€œPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,â€ directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim RÃ¸nning (â€œKon-Tikiâ€), the fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic Disney Theme Parks attraction, which has reaped $3.7 billion in worldwide box office. â€œPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Talesâ€ will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia.
Johnny Depp returns to his iconic, Academy AwardÂ®-nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the most beloved characters in motion picture history, newly joined by OscarÂ® winner Javier Bardem (â€œNo Country for Old Men,â€ â€œSkyfallâ€), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (â€œThe Maze Runner,â€ British televisionâ€™s â€œSkinsâ€) and Brenton Thwaites (â€œMaleficent,â€ â€œThe Giverâ€) and Golshifteh Farahani (â€œThe Patience Stone,â€ â€œExodus: Gods and Kingsâ€). Rejoining the action are Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him.Â Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas
â€œPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Talesâ€ is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Jeff Nathanson (â€œCatch Me If You Can,â€ â€œIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullâ€). The executive producers are Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor.
Joining Bruckheimer, Sandberg & RÃ¸nning for the swashbuckling new voyage is a first-tier group of award-winning behind-the-scenes artistsâ€”many of them new to the â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ familyâ€”including director of photography Paul Cameron (â€œGone in Sixty Seconds,â€ â€œDÃ©jÃ Vu,â€ â€œCollateralâ€), production designer Nigel Phelps (â€œPearl Harbor,â€ â€œTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen, â€œTransformers: Dark of the Moon,â€ â€œWorld War Zâ€), costume designer Penny Rose (all four â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ films), visual effects supervisor Gary Brozenich (â€œThe Lone Ranger,â€ â€œEdge of Tomorrowâ€), OscarÂ®-winning special effects production consultant John Frazier (nine Jerry Bruckheimer films and dozens of others) and special effects supervisor Dan Oliver (â€œMad Max: Fury Road,â€ â€œX-Men Origins: Wolverineâ€), supervising stunt coordinator R.A. Rondell (â€œThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1â€) and stunt coordinators Thomas Robinson Harper (â€œGuardians of the Galaxy,â€ â€œCaptain America: The Winter Soldierâ€) and Kyle Gardiner (â€œSan Andreas,â€ â€œKingsman: The Secret Serviceâ€), Academy AwardÂ®-winning makeup and hair designer Peter Swords King (â€œThe Lord of the Ringsâ€ and â€œThe Hobbitâ€ trilogies, â€œInto the Woodsâ€) and film editors Joel Cox ( â€œUnforgiven,â€ â€œMillion Dollar Baby,â€ â€œAmerican Sniperâ€) and Gary D. Roach (â€œAmerican Sniperâ€).
The exciting filmmaking team of Sandberg & RÃ¸nning directed â€œKon-Tiki,â€ the critically acclaimed story of famed explorer Thor Heyerdahl, which was nominated for both an Academy AwardÂ® and a Golden Globe AwardÂ® for Best Foreign Language Film from their native Norway. Following their work as award-winning commercial and music video directors, RÃ¸nning and Sandberg directed the World War II action drama â€œMax Manus: Man of Warâ€ before taking on â€œKon-Tiki.â€ Most recently RÃ¸nning and Sandberg served as executive producers and directed the first two episodes of Netflixâ€™s big-scale mini-series â€œMarco Polo,â€ which they filmed on exotic locations in Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Venice. A second season was recently announced for â€œMarco Polo,â€ with RÃ¸nning and Sandberg continuing on as executive producers.
First in partnership with Don Simpson, and then as the chief of Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Bruckheimer has produced an unprecedented string of worldwide smashes, impacting not only the motion picture and television industries, but mass culture as well. His film and television productions have been honored with numerous awards and nominations, including six Academy AwardsÂ®. In addition to his prolific television credits, Bruckheimerâ€™s films include â€œTop Gun,â€ â€œBeverly Hills Cop,â€ â€œAmerican Gigolo,â€ â€œFlashdance,â€ â€œBad Boys,â€ â€œThe Rock,â€ â€œArmageddon,â€ â€œRemember the Titans,â€ â€œPearl Harbor,â€ â€œBlack Hawk Down,â€ â€œNational Treasure,â€ â€œPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time,â€ â€œThe Lone Rangerâ€ and â€œDeliver Us From Evil.â€ He is the producer of all four previous â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ films.