Disney Enlists CHERNOBYL Creator Craig Mazin To Develop A New PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Adventure

Disney Enlists CHERNOBYL Creator Craig Mazin To Develop A New PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Adventure

Disney Enlists CHERNOBYL Creator Craig Mazin To Develop A New PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Adventure

Here's a scoop to take you into the weekend, as it's being reported that Disney has tapped 2x Primetime Emmy Award-winner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) to develop a new Pirates of the Caribbean adventure.

It appears that Disney is still moving forward with their Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, and The Hollywood Reporter has learned today that the studio has enlisted longtime Pirates of the Caribbean scribe Ted Elliott and 2x Primetime Emmy Award-winning Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin to develop the story for the long-rumored sixth installment. 

Further details are currently unavailable, but the new film is expected to breathe new life into the billion-dollar franchise and is not expected to bring back leading man Johnny Depp as the fan-favorite Captain Jack Sparrow, an iconic role that earned Depp his first (of three) Academy Award nominations.

While Depp will presumably not return, Jerry Bruckheimer will reassume his position as producer once Elliott and Mazin can crack the story.

The film was previously being scripted by Deadpool and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, but the duo exited the project in early 2019, opening the door for a new creative team.

Elliott scripted four of the five prior Pirates adventures (The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, On Stranger Tides) with his former writing partner Terry Rossio, so he's already well-versed in the universe. Mazin, meanwhile, is best known for creating HBO's Chernobyl and his past theatrical credits include The Hangover Part II and Part III, The Huntsman: Winter's War, and Scary Movie 3 and 4. He also penned the upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot.
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