Like it or not, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is happening, and Deadline reports that Disney has finalized their choice for a director – or in this case, directors. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the duo behind Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee Kon-Tiki, has been tapped to come aboard the project and steer the franchise out of troubled waters.
Johnny Depp will once again reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow (no surprise there), and producer Jerry Bruckheimer is also returning. The script for the fifth film was originally written by Terry Rossio, but a rewrite from Jeff Nathanson seems to be what pushed the studio to get things rolling. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.