Three mermaids adorn the new poster for PIRATES OF THE CARIBEANN: ON STRANGER TIDES. The Official PIRATES OF THE CARIBEANN Youtube channel was also updated with a new featurette titled “From Disneyland to the Big Screen – An exclusive look at Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides” takes fans for a behind the scenes peek at the new movie. The featurette includes some classic footage of Walt Disney himself and connects the hugely popular film series with the theme park ride. PIRATES OF THE CARIBEANN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL was originally envisioned as means to boost interest in the Disney theme parks. Other films including THE COUNTRY BEARS and THE HAUNTED MANSION were also brought to the big screen for this purpose but none of those films ever reached the epic success of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBEANN franchise making the ride the current crowning jewel in Disney’s crown.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise–this time in Disney Digital 3D(TM). Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.”
PIRATES OF THE CARIBEANN: ON STRANGER TIDES will be tossed overboard into mermaid infested waters in the US on May 20th, 2011.