By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 9, 2010 at 10:43AM
OK, so Johnny Depp's spy movie thing "The Tourist" is kind of a disaster, but he'll still be able to sleep tonight on the bed of money he's making from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. With the fourth installment hitting next spring and another two reportedly in the works, he would never have to work on any other film if he didn't really want to. Anyway, some fresh images from "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" have arrived in advance of the trailer which will hit Monday, and they should take a bit of the sting out if you were unfortunate enough to catch an early screening of "The Tourist."
The film stars Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, Richard Griffiths, Keith Richards, Judi Dench, Sam Clafin and Astrid Berges-Frisby and this time around Captain Jack Sparrow is chasing the Fountain Of Youth. Something has to be keeping Keith Richards alive.
The film arrives on May 26, 2011 in hopefully not sea-sickening 3D. More images and the synopsis after the jump.
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™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (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 formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his 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.
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).