“It’s fantastic”–Jerry Bruckheimer talks about PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4: ON STRANGER TIDES

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, promoting his new release The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, graciously answered a few questions from MTV.com’s Josh Horowitz about Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, which is currently filming in Hawaii. “We’re starting our third week on it,” Mr. Bruckheimer said. “I’ve been there, and it’s fantastic.”

MTV: This is as big a franchise as there is. To come back to it in this way, with a different director, does it feel like a different take on the Pirates franchise thanks to Rob Marshall’s input?

Jerry Bruckheimer: No. Rob has figured out the tone of Pirates and is playing right into what the other three pictures were. So he “gets it.” And you know, he was a dancer and a choreographer before he was a director, so he loves movement. So we have a lot of movement fun in it.

The 4th Pirates film also has a new female lead: Oscar winner Penelope Cruz. Can the producer disclose what the chemistry between Captain Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard’s daughter will be like?

Jerry Bruckheimer: I haven’t really seen a scene between all of them yet–they might have filmed one this weekend but I haven’t seen the dailies on it yet. But I’m excited to see that, because she’s so fiery and fun. I can just imagine how the screen is going to sizzle with the two of them on it.

Kevin McNally, who has played Mr. Gibbs in all the Pirates films, was asked by Inside Kent magazine how it feels to return to his role as Captain Jack’s loyal friend. “It was an honour to be asked back again, as some of the other characters unfortunately will not return,” said McNally. “When I looked at the script I felt it was more along the lines of the first film and I was pleased with the development of the character.”

The Zone thanks Theresa and AnaMaria for sharing the news about On Stranger Tides; you can read much more on the Zone’s News & Views forum. A video of Mr. Bruckheimer’s interview is available on MTV HERE.

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