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'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' to Be Shot in 3-D

May 18, 2010, 4:20 am GMT

The studio has announced that the film targeted for May 20, 2011 U.S. release will be filmed in Disney Digital 3-D instead of being converted in post production.



Walt Disney Pictures will present the journey of Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in a more realistic picture. The studio has just confirmed that the film will be shot in 3-D, or Disney Digital 3-D as the studio calls it.

This decision ends a long debated issue of whether to shoot the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film in 3-D or to convert it into 3-D film in post production. Several films converted into 3-D after shot using non 3-D cameras included "Clash of the Titans" and upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" movies.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" will see Jack Sparrow on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. Johnny Depp will reprise his role as the eccentric pirate, while Sam Claflin has been tapped to play a new key role of Philip, a youthful missionary. Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane additionally join the cast as the female lead and the movie villain respectively.

Rob Marshall is on board to direct this upcoming film from the action adventure film franchise with the script written by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott, while Jerry Bruckheimer will produce it. Shooting will be kicked off this summer in Hawaii for May 20, 2011 U.S. release.

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