This summer word got out that director Rob Marshall would take over Gore Verbinski's directing duties for Pirates of the Caribbean 4. There was no official announcement made, but it looks as if he is the man Disney has brought on board the Pirate ship. Marshall recently showed up at a DGA screening of his new film Nine, a musical starring Daniel day-Lewis, and according to a report on AICN, he confirmed that Pirates of the Caribbean would be his next film. Here's what a AICN reader had to say.
I just saw the DGA screening of Rob Marshall's latest movie, Nine tonight and stayed for the Q & A after, so I thought I'd write in to share my thoughts. First, let me just get the HUGE scoop out of the way: when asked about his next project (by Nora Ephron, who hosted the Q&A), he replied 'y'know, it's something that I was offered and never in the world thought I would do but then I was like 'why not?'… I'm doing Pirates of the Caribbean….' That's right– Rob Marshall is directing the next installment of the Pirates franchise. The only additional thing he mentioned about it was that he had a wonderful meeting with Johnny a little while ago and that they're both excited to work together.
So from the directors mouth himself he says he is directing Pirates 4, that he's met with Johnny Depp, and they are excited to work together. There was a lot of worry that Depp might not come back for another Pirates movie after the shake up at Disney and Verbinski left the project, however he is still a producer on the film.
Rob Marshall is a talented director who has made films such as Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha. He's mostly done artistic musicals, but that doesn't mean he can't get down and dirty with the pirates. I'm interested to see what he ends up doing with the fourth Pirates film, I hope he brings something new and fresh to the franchise.
What do you think of Rob Marshall directing Pirates 4?