Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides begins production in 3D

MUMBAI: Production has commenced on location in Hawaii, the United Kingdom and Los Angeles on Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The movie is directed by Rob Marshall and is the fourth installment in the franchise, which has already reaped $2.7 billion in worldwide box office from the previous three films.

This will be the first in the movie series to be filmed in Disney Digital 3D.

The movie will star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, who will be joined by Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, and newcomers Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Sam Claflin.

Also rejoining Depp are Academy Award-winner and three-time nominee Geoffrey Rush and Kevin R. McNally. The film is slated to open on 20 May, 2011.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Barry Waldman, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and John DeLuca.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will film on the islands of Kauai and Oahu, Hawaii, followed by locations and studio work in the United Kingdom and Los Angeles.

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