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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Based On The Book

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Based On The Book

Tim PowersLast month, Disney announced the fourth installment of “Pirates Of The Caribbean” and its title “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

It didn’t take long to figure out that there was already the story about pirates with the same name written by Tim Powers.

He was more surprised than anyone that the title had been trumpeted at Disney’s new promotional convention.
“I was still – as far as I understood – not free to talk about it. Then about a week ago my agent wrote and said, ‘You’re now able to say that in fact Disney did option the book.’ That happened a while ago, it’ll be three years in April.”  /LaTimes/

But now Powers has confirmed that his novel has been optioned by Disney and will be used in some fashion to craft the story for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

“I’ve watched all the [Pirates] movies several times, of course, and I think the clear thing they would use is the trip to the Fountain of Youth. My main character doesn’t overlap with Jack Sparrow at all [in personality or circumstance]; they’re totally different characters. I suppose they might overlap the Geoffrey Rush character Barbossa and Blackbeard. The only thing I feel certain they will hold on to is the Fountain of Youth since they telegraphed that at the end of the last movie.”



  1. Sean

    October 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    This is good news that the fourth pirates of the caribbean movie will be based on a book, because that will definately help it make money in the box office when it’s released on july 8th, 2011 friday. I can’t wait to see it, more then ever now!, i bet its gonna be great!. Hopefully as good as the first movie!, which i think it will be good!.

  2. Tammi

    October 21, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve thought for the longest time that Pirates of the Carribean 4 was going to be POTC: The Fountain of Youth… was that just a scam or a fake or will that be pushed aside for when the Pirates-craze dies down? Well, I don’t care; I LOVE it regardless. It is amazing and the more movies, the better. The more Johnny Depp, the better.(:

  3. Sean

    October 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Tammi, I also thought or the longest time that pirates 4 was going to called Pirates of the caribbean: the fountain of youth, but i guess we were all fooled!!!. I think Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesis a better and more mysterious title, and it sounds better too!.

  4. Anonymous

    November 5, 2009 at 12:57 am

    cant wait to see the Pirates Movie. Love to watch Johnny Depp.

  5. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I think that Elizabeth will get the fountain of youth and live forever and be with will….. HOopefully they deserve it more than any one else…

  6. Sean

    November 14, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Anonymous, the second thing you said, i’m gonna have to disagree with you!, sorry!.

  7. bounty

    December 7, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Johnny Depp Rocks. Hopefully all the main characters come to life again. Captain jack sparrow, greatest action hero since Indiana Jones!!!

  8. Sean

    December 7, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Johnny depp and geoffrey rsh are expected to come back, but not the rest of the cast in the fourth movie from the previous three movies!.

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