Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer says there is a screenplay in the works for a fifth Pirates movie, before Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides even hits theaters.
At the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall showed footage from the fourth film to theater owners attending the convention.
At a test screening for the film, audiences apparently loved the film and appreciated the fresh plot.
"The audience told us what they loved about it is that it was fresh, it was new, it was a whole new story," Bruckheimer said in an interview alongside Marshall. "So that will carry over into the next one, too, to give it something fresh and different. As long as the audience embraces this one, we'll certainly try to make another one. It's really up to Johnny. He loves the character."
Geoffrey Rush reprises his role as Barbosss and Penelope Cruz stars in this one as the daughter of Blackbeard, played by Ian McShane.
Bruckheimer also reveals the new film, done in digital 3-D almost didn't happen.
"Rob [Marshall] did an enormous amount of research with the cinematographer, and we finally went to Disney and said, 'Look, we really think we can do this.' And they thought about it for a while, because it increases the costs, but in the end, they agreed with us and said, 'Let's go for it."'
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hits theaters May 20, 2011.