Rob Marshall Talks About Directing Pirates 4
Posted 12.17.09 by Ryan
Rob Marshall seems an unlikely candidate to direct the fourth Pirates movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The Chicago and Nine director told ComingSoon that no one was more "surprised" at the hiring than he was.
I was so surprised they called me. It was Johnny Depp and Jerry Bruckheimer. Jerry called me, but Johnny was interested in working with me. It's a wonderful thing when something like that happens, so we sat and met and he could not have been more lovely. He's the nicest man. I've been very lucky to work with some great people and he's one of them. So I could tell that we could maybe do this, and then they offered it to me.
We're still trying to figure out if it's going to all happen. 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.
Marshall apparently has yet to see the script that was delivered to producer Jerry Bruckheimer last month, because once he does, Marshall is confident he will have the "sea legs" necessary to direct a Pirates movie.
I like the sea, but I know a lot of it I [doesn't] actually have to be on the boat itself. I can be off with my monitor and they can be on the boat. I'm sure I'll jump on there and be on there many times because I actually enjoy water so I'm excited about that.
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