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'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' to Shoot in Hawaii

January 20, 2010 (9:55 am) GMT
'On Stranger Tides' will film the scenes in Oahu and Kauai, indirectly boosting the island's tourism industry.
'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' to Shoot in Hawaii

is set to give Hawaii a major industry and tourism boost - his fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie will be shot there. The islands' Governor Linda Lingle claims the film, "", will generate an estimated $85 million.

Making the location announcement on Tuesday, January 19, Lingle revealed "" moviemaker Rob Marshall will direct the film on Oahu and Kauai. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed the news, stating, "We've always sought out the most extraordinary and exotic locations... (and) Hawaii provides an amazing range of both land and seascapes."

It's not the first time the "Pirates" franchise has visited Hawaii - "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" was partly shot on Maui and Molokai. It's a big movie year for the islands - 's new film "Hereafter" and 's "" will both be shot in the state.

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