Craig Mazin, the creative behind iconic HBO series like Chernobyl and The Last of Us, has announced that he’s working on an exciting new chapter in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga.
Craig Mazin at the helm: new Pirates of the Caribbean film in development
The talented writer and producer revealed that Disney greenlit a reboot of the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean franchise shortly before strikes at the Writers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild and the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Times reported. American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Mazin shared his surprise at Disney’s decision: “We introduced it and thought there was no way they would buy it, it’s too weird. And yet they did it!” In addition, he praised Ted Elliot’s work on the script, although strikes temporarily slowed the project down.
Screenwriter of “Chernobyl” and “The Last of Us Faces the Oceans”
Although specific details about the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie have yet to be revealed, it is now known that Disney has been wanting a new chapter for this beloved nautical saga for a long time. A sixth film was originally in development, but allegations of assault and domestic violence against Johnny Depp, the face of Jack Sparrow, by ex-wife Amber Heard cast a shadow over the future of the franchise. However, Disney kept fans interested by announcing a reboot with Barbie star Margot Robbie as a potential lead. Despite some rumors of the project being dropped, producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that the film is still in development, albeit slowly progressing. “I think the script will be submitted at some point. We have developed two different stories for Pirates and the other one is developing faster, so we are focusing on it to bring it to life,” said Bruckheimer. So fans of Pirates of the Caribbean can look forward to a new epic journey through the waves of the ocean, led by the talent of Craig Mazin.