"Pirates of the Caribbean" Writer to "Try" to Pen a 3rd Sequel

by | February 13, 2007 | Comments

With "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End" only a few short months away, fans have started speculating about the possibility of a fourth "Pirates" adventure. Well, here’s what screenwriter Terry Rossio has to say about that.

No, don’t get excited or anything. According to Moviehole.net, Mr. Rossio delivered a fairly predictable statement: "It’s like the fourth Indiana Jones picture. There are forces in play to make it happen, and forces in play to make it not happen. I think we will try to write a screenplay. I can’t say if we’ll be able to solve the challenge of making a good fourth film, or if our screenplay will be enough to get a film made."

Hmm. So Rossio (and regular screenwriting partner Ted Elliott; they also wrote "Aladdin," "Shrek," and "The Mask of Zorro") will "try" to pen a screenplay for a "Pirates 4," but since the director (and most of the leads, I assume) is only contracted for three movies, I’m thinking the project would just be too darn expensive. Between the actors and the effects, a fourth Pirate flick could cost half a billion dollars. Well, maybe not, but you get the point.

What say you, Pirate fans? Do you want the gang to quit after Part 3? Or should we see a few more sequels? How about, ugh, prequels?