Looking for a piping hot serving of fresh ShoWest news? Quint, from Ain’t it Cool News, has got what you’re looking for: Despite the best efforts of the event’s security personnel, he was able to secure a viewing of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End" trailer, followed by 12 minutes of footage from "Ratatouille."
Judging from Quint’s exhaustive notes — and the opening remarks of producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who referred to the first two films as "hors d’oeuvres," the third "Pirates" installment will be like its predecessors, only…more. In other words, lots of humor, fast-paced action, and over-the-top foppishness from Johnny Depp (apparently no Keith Richards sightings, however). Oh, and boats — lots of boats. According to Bruckheimer, the trailer will make its debut (in 25 cities) on March 19th.
Director Brad Bird introduced the "Ratatouille" footage, a sequence which apparently takes place about 20 minutes into the film. Again, there are details galore in Quint’s rundown, and the myriad plot points are far too involved to get into here; essentially, the ghost of a famous chef tells a rat named Remy to fix an amateur cook’s lousy soup, chaos breaks out, and an alliance is forged between said rat and said cook. In short, it sounds perfect for Pixar, a sentiment echoed by the AICN scribe, who writes:
"I loved it. I can’t really get across the character detail and nuance, but every single character felt right and real in the world."
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End" arrives in theaters May 25; "Ratatouille" debuts June 29.
Source: Ain’t It Cool News