It seems that “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the upcoming addition to the successful movie franchise, is about to start filming in Australia. Deadline reported that the Australian Government has granted Disney with a tax incentives worth a reported $20.2 million for the shooting. For more details on this story, read on.
It was not the first agreement between them. The government previously asked the studio to pay 21.6 million AUD, which is equivalent to 20.14 million USD, for filming David Fincher’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo” starring Brad Pitt. Unfortunately, the project did not push through after Fincher his position as director. Since then Disney has petitioned the Australian Government to reallocate the incentives granted for “20,000 Leagues.”
Originally, the initial incentive offered for “20,000 Leagues” was an increase to the standard 16.5 percent tax rebate on local production costs for foreign productions in the Australian territory, but it has raised to 30 percent rebate, which the local industry has long petitioned to be set as standard. The Australian Government has been increasing its tax incentives, allowing the location destination to have a better edge for foreign productions.
According to Deadline, a statement about the issue was announced by Minister George Brandis, spokesperson for Australian Arts.
“The government is pleased to agree to Disney’s request to enable earlier funding to be repurposed for the production of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – [However] Any decision to film productions in Australia… is a commercial matter for Disney.” said Brandis in the Deadline article.
The Queensland Times, on the other hand, shared on the updates about the film locations in Australia. It was reported that “Dead Men Tell No Tales” will be filmed at Village Roadshow Studios located in the Gold Coast. Disney has also scouted locations in the far north of the state, which boasts a number of tropical rain forests and the Great Barrier Reef.
Be that as it may, New Zealand has also increased its tax incentives last year with James Cameron’s three “Avatar” sequels to be shot in its territory. Cameron promised to spend at least 500 million New Zealand dollars for the next “Avatar” films, and 90 percent of the crew would come from the local.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” is a series of swashbuckling fantasy films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Johnny Depp as the curiously akward savvy pirate captain Jack Sparrow. It takes place in a fictional historical setting — a world ruled largely by an amalgam of alternative versions of the British Empire and the East India Company, with the pirates representing freedom from the ruling powers.
“Pirates of the Caribbean 5″ will be directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg from the screenplay of Jeff Nathanson. Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role captain Jack Sparrow.“Dead Men Tell No Tales” is currently in development and is set for release on July 7, 2017.
That’s it for the latest scoop on “Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” For more details on this movie, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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