It’s been 15 years since Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl hit theaters, launching a film franchise that far exceeded the popularity of the Disneyland attraction that first movie was based on. With five movies under the proverbial belt, Pirates of the Caribbean is the 12th highest grossing film series of all time, and since the release of Dead Men Tell No Tales last year, there’s been talk about churning out a sixth movie. However, now word’s come in that Disney is mulling over hitting the reboot button instead, with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick handling the new story.
Best known for penning the Deadpool movies, Zombieland and Life, Deadline reports that Rheet Reese and Paul Wernick are in early talks with Disney about penning a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot. To clarify, this particular project hasn’t received an official green light yet, but in addition to Reese and Wernick tackling the script, Jerry Bruckheimer would remain as producer. What’s uncertain, however, is if Johnny Depp or any of the other actors from the first five movies would be involved in any way.