Cameras will roll on the fifth installment of Disney’s successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, in February next year.
The Federal Government helped to secure the deal with a hefty $21.6 million contribution to the production.
“This film will be the largest international feature film ever to shoot in Australia and will focus the world’s attention on Australia as a leading film destination,” said Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts George Brandis.
State Premier Campbell Newman said the film will create thousands of jobs for Queenslanders and attract millions of dollars to the state.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said the Sunshine State offered the diversity of backdrops needed for Pirates 5.
“We had a wonderful experience filming in Queensland some years back and look forward to returning,” Bruckheimer said.
“With its oceans, beaches, and jungles, Queensland has an incredible array of natural environments which are perfect for our new Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Star Johnny Depp has already been confirmed to return as Captain Jack Sparrow in the film.
Orlando Bloom and Queensland-born Geoffrey Rush are rumoured to reprise their Pirates roles according to film website IMDB.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released in July 2017.
Cast and crew position enquiries for the fifth instalment of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’
This morning, Federal Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Queensland Minister for the Arts Ian Walker announced The Walt Disney Studios’ decision to film the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in Queensland, Australia.
All suitably qualified and available crew are invited to apply for vacant crew positions on the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean production by emailing their CVs to the production office at the following email address: [email protected]