Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Gets A Writer!

On Stranger TidesCaptain Jack Sparrow is prepping to set sail again, although Depp hasn’t officially signed on he will and Disney have hired Jeff Nathanson to write the script. Nathanson’s screenwriting history has some ups and downs – he’s responsible for TOWER HEIST, SPEED 2, INDIANA JONES & THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, RUSH HOUR 2 and RUSH HOUR 3 – but, outside of SPEED 2, all of them were hits at the box office.

The PIRATES franchise is home to 2 flicks that grossed over $1bn at the box office (Dead Man’s Chest, On Stranger Tides) and 2 others that almost cracked the milestone.

No official release date has been given.