‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Confirms Terry Rossio Is Behind Latest Rewrite

Jerry Bruckheimer Films is not seeking a new screenwriter for the fifth Captain Jack Sparrow adventure.

Jerry Bruckheimer Films confirms Terry Rossio will rewrite Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Jerry Bruckheimer Films confirms Terry Rossio will rewrite Pirates of the Caribbean 5
In May, we reported that screenwriter Terry Rossio's script was completed for Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Last week, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 screenplay will be rewritten, although it wasn't known if the producer was seeking a new writer, or if he was sticking with Terry Rossio. A representative from Jerry Bruckheimer Films reached out to us today, clarifying that Terry Rossio is in fact the sole screenwriter on Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

First and foremost, Terry Rossio is absolutely, positively and definitively, the screenwriter of Pirates 5. As I'm sure you know, the development and writing of screenplays are a constantly evolving creative process. The "we" in Mr. Bruckheimer's comments that you quoted was meant to be inclusive of Mr. Rossio."

Jerry Bruckheimer himself also took to his Twitter account just minutes ago to confirm the news.

Jerry Bruckheimer Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Tweet

"#PiratesoftheCaribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio doing his usual phenomenal work on P5"

We still don't know when production may start on Pirates of the Caribbean 5, although actor Kevin McNally told us exclusively that they are aiming for a summer 2012 production start.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes to theaters July 7th, 2017 and stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Martin Klebba, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg.

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  1. Hasnat Khan Masti Khel

    pirates 5 kab release ho rahi hai

    2 years agoby @Hasnat-Khan-Masti-KhelFlag

  2. Sean

    @Ashley-Davis Are you referring to negative comments regarding the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, or are you referring to positive comments regarding the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Ashley Davis

    i hate to see these stupid comments from people. if you see how many people go to watch the mocies on opening day and continue to buy the movies, then obviously they are good. Personally, i love the movies and am looking forward to the next one.

    3 years agoby @Ashley-DavisFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    Doesn't really phase me, nor affect my non-hype for this.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Sean

    I wonder if the Director Gore Verbinski would return to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5 ?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. LuxoIII

    As long as Rob Marshall doesn't return, I'll be willing to try again...I guess.

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  7. Salem6777

    the 4th movie killed this franchise for me...

    3 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  8. slysnide

    More like McNally speculated on a summer 2012 production start, even admitting he'd be the last person to know anything about it.

    As for a fifth film, I'm up for it. I thought OST was better than AWE, but was a bit dialogue heavy. There's 36 minutes of walking from after the QAR docks at the cove to when they arrive at the fountain, and the spanish camp needed more of a push to it. Not to mention the spaniard whom was an intriguing character who got gypped. But a fifth film would be better than another summer romcom.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  9. Sean

    I wonder what it was about the script, that made it bad enough that they had to re-write it ?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Carolcamm

    @luc-eccles-biron i agree that Depp always had a good eye when it came to choosing his projects but he also says in interview that he loves playing the popular pirate and of course then money will definitely keep me on board :D

    3 years agoby @CarolcammFlag

  11. Dark_888

    great work

    3 years agoby @dark-888Flag

  12. justinishulk

    That is enough for me...

    3 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  13. The_Crow2k

    The first one was enough for me...so now another one??

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  14. Sean

    Yes, i remember that part where the soldier lays down his weapon to chase after Jack Sparrow. But, i guess he still could of held on to it while chasing after him in that scene. I think that at one point when they were first starting to write the script for Pirates 4, the bad guys (Blackbeards Queen Annes Revenge Crew), meaning the Zombie Pirates, where originally going to be alot scarier then they turned out to be in the movie, and there was going to be something in the movie that was going to happen to them at one point in the movie, if they had not changed Pirates 4's script a little bit when they did. I think the Zombie Pirates crew that are with Blackbeard in the Queen Anne's Revenge in Pirates 4, almost had a scene in the movie if they had not changed the script a little bit. I think that what would of happened to them at one point in the movie, was that the Queen Anne's Revenge Zombie Pirate crew were going to appear to decompose or disintegrate, where Special Effects (CGI) would be required, and that would be something like what we would usually expect to see in the recent Mummy and the Mummy Returns movies, and that would of been too scary for a Disney movie apparently.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  15. SomethingMore

    Good. Work on script before going on board!

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  16. skywise

    @themoviefanatic well several of the major action scenes while fun to watch irritated me, like when the soldiers lays his weapons down toward the beginning in the palace...did not make sense. And there were a lot of those types of moments where, like in horror movies when they run upstairs instead of our the fron tdoor your just thinking WHY??WHY??? I still loved the movie but as usual the bad guys were just extrordinaraliy moronic.

    But forever moment of rediculousness there were also gret scenes...the like when Jack climbes the tree he is tied too.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  17. Sean

    What action scenes are you saying that were silly and made no sense ?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. Sean

    So you think it would be better if they were in IMAX 2D, instead of in 3D or IMAX 3D, considering the fact that you said that the 3D didn't do anything for you ?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @themoviefanatic I don't care how they do it, but the 3D didn't do anything for me. It a good installment, but surely not the best in my opinion. Part 3 had it's cons, but far more entertaining in my opinion.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. skywise

    I still think this series has legs but the last installment was based on the novel On Stranger Tides which was pretty good altho the characters were switched up to add our fav pirates in but....i am down to see another.

    I was pleasently surprised that the last one turned out as good as it did (some silly action scenes that made no sense aside) I liked it better than Pirates 3.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  21. Sean

    What if they were to film it the same way they did with Pirates 4 but in IMAX 2D, not in IMAX 3D or regular 3D ?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Would love it if they could do it without the 3D

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @justice-kowaleski - You had me until you said the third one wasn't that bad.

    @shuabert - Couldn't have said it better myself.

    @luc-eccles-biron - He use to pick his roles carefully but money changes a man. And he's Johnny Depp so i'm guessing he's already had over 1,000 virgins lol, i can just hear it now

    Executive producer; Johnny, we will give you 74 virgins to star in the next pirates.

    Johnny; I had that during my scissorhand days.

    Me; Lol.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  24. Sean

    I thought it was pretty good. It was alot better then the third movie. The third movie, i quite honestly couldn't quite follow the story while watching it. I did not have that problem with Pirate 4, because i understood what was going on in it when i saw it. Pirates 2 and 3 were filmed back to back and were rushed in filming, and were not stando alone stories/plots, and that really hurt the over all quality of Pirates 2 and 3.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  25. Luc Eccles Biron

    I never understood why they even bothered making sequels to the first movie (besides money) But now what I'm really wondering is what exactly keeps Johnny Depp signing for those movies? I love his acting and most of the movies he's been in but this doesn't fit his profile, even Keira Knightley didn't come back for the last one (4) and Johnny Depp usually chooses his projects very well ... Maybe they told him once he's done he would have 74 virgins ...

    3 years agoby @luc-eccles-bironFlag

  26. Josh

    @justice-kowaleski I agree. I didn't think it was horrible, but it was just...boring. The jokes weren't funny and the action was tired, and no one's motivation was compelling. I hope this 5th movie doesn't follow the same characters, because they were all pretty useless.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  27. Justice Kowaleski

    WHY!!!?? I fell asleep for like a fourth of on stranger tides and it wasnt because i was tired either that movie was f*cking horrible worst movie of the year by far a disgrace to the pirates series even the third one wasnt that bad. so what im saying is Jerry Bruckheimer Please just f*cking cancel this movie do the whole world a favor

    3 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

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