If you haven't heard, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has been announced. Fans are speculating about Blackbeard being in the film, but sources say "as detailed in The Art of the Pirates of the Caribbean, the proposed story for the fourth film was for Sparrow and Barbossa to meet up in the newly founded New Orleans, before they sail to find the Fountain of Youth together."
Depp, unfortunately, has become less enthusiastic about the 4th installment since his friend Disney chairman Dick Cook has been fired.
Depp, who recently appeared at the first official Disney convention, D23 Expo, to support both his role as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" and the new "Pirates" movie, credited Cook with standing by his interpretation of the character Captain Jack Sparrow when others at the studio were questioning his un-Disney like direction.
I believe "un-Disney like" direction is a euphemism for "Disney didn't like Depp playing Jack Sparrow as bisexual because they are homophobic."
The movies shares its subtitle with the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers.
Puppeteer John Chandagnac, bound for Jamaica to recover stolen money from his uncle, becomes
Jack Shandy after pirates attack his ship and force him to join their crew. Shandy's struggle to accept his new life grounds the story for readers, even as Blackbeard and vodun magicians whisk everyone away to dreamlike lands where the Fountain of Youth itself awaits. The chaotic sea battles sing, though at times key events happen so quickly that they get lost in the shuffle as Jack tries to comprehend where he's going and what's at stake. This dark fantasy tale will appeal not just to pirate fans but also to anyone who appreciates Powers's talent for blending the most unlikely elements into a brilliantly cohesive whole.
I've never heard of this book until today, but I'd like to read it. Historical fantasy with pirates sounds awesome.
I now abandon ye with two videos.
This episode of Wife Swap features the family who created Talk Like a Pirate Day!
They do indeed live as pirates, embracing the pirattitude culture.
For any fans of Peter Pan and/or Hook, this one is for you. Australian electronic music artist Pogo sequences sound clips from films to create music. More of his work can be found on Last.fm and YouTube.
If the YouTube video doesn't work, the clip can also be found here.