Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales



Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Directed by
  • Joachim Rønning
  • Espen Sandberg
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson
Story by
  • Jeff Nathanson
  • Terry Rossio
Based on
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    by Walt Disney
  • Characters created
    by Ted Elliott
    Terry Rossio
    Stuart Beattie
    Jay Wolpert
  • Johnny Depp
  • Javier Bardem
  • Geoffrey Rush
  • Brenton Thwaites
  • Kaya Scodelario
  • Kevin McNally
Music by Geoff Zanelli
Cinematography Paul Cameron[1]
Edited by
  • Roger Barton
  • Leigh Folsom Boyd
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • May 11, 2017 (Shanghai)[2]
  • May 26, 2017(United States)
Running time
129 minutes[3]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $230 million[4]
Box office $794.6 million[4]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (released overseas as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge)[5] is a 2017 American swashbuckler fantasy film. It is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to On Stranger Tides (2011). The film is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer serving again as producer. Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles as Jack Sparrow, Joshamee Gibbs and Hector Barbossa, respectively, while Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario join the cast as Armando Salazar, Henry Turner and Carina Smyth. The film also features the returns of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, following their absence from the previous film.

The filmmakers cited the series’ first installment, The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), as inspiration for the script and tone of the film.[6][7] Pre-production for the film started shortly before On Stranger Tides was released in early 2011, with Terry Rossio writing a script for the film. In early 2013, Jeff Nathanson was hired to write a new script, with Depp being involved in Nathanson’s writing process. Initially planned for a 2015 release, the film was delayed to 2016 and then to 2017, due to script and budget issues. Principal photography started in Australia in February 2015, after the Australian government offered Disney $20 million in tax incentives, and ended in July 2015.

Dead Men Tell No Tales was released in conventional, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D formats on May 26, 2017, ten years and one day after release of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007). The film received criticism for its complicated and convoluted plot, though the performances, visuals and shorter running time were praised; some critics considered the film an improvement over its predecessor, while others felt the franchise had run its course.[8] The film grossed $794 million worldwide, the second-lowest gross of the series but the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017.[9][4]