Pirates 4 doesn’t have official greenlight yet, but they have Rob Marshall set to direct it instead of Gore Verbinski (who’s directing Bioshock). And he’s talking about how if the film is to get made, it will start in the summer 2010.
Filmonic gives a quote from Marshall:
“We’re still trying to figure out if it’s going to all happen,” he continued. “If it happens–I think Johnny’s doing a movie with Angelina Jolie in the spring (that’s The Tourist)–so if it happens, we’ll start in the summer, and we’ll see. I’m excited. If it happens, it happens. I’d be thrilled. I just love Johnny and I’m excited about the genre.” “I would need a script first,” he laughed when asked what direction he hoped to take the movie visually. “It all comes from the script and the story. You serve the story and you find out what the story is and then you work from there, that’s it. It’s simple.”
Hopefully it will be a good film, that’s all we can hope for. We’ll see when it comes out. That is if it does get made.