'Pirates of the Caribbean' 4 to Begin Filming Summer in Hawaii
The fourth instalment in the wildly successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is set to begin filming in Hawaii this summer. Titled Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the upcoming film will bring back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow as well as Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa. The news was announced by Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle, who recently met with Disney President and CEO Bob Iger.
In respective statements, Lingle and Iger both talked of the relationship between Disney and the exotic locale of Hawaii. Lingle said in a statement saying that the conglomerate's rapport with Hawaii is a "testament to the company's confidence in our state as a great place to do business." Iger commented on the future relations of the company and state saying, "The Walt Disney Company has a great relationship with Hawaii that we're looking forward to building upon with the filming of the latest adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew."
Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer said of the filming location, "we've always sought out the most extraordinary and exotic locations ... Hawaii provides an amazing range of both land and seascapes, and we're delighted to return for 'On Stranger Tides.'"