Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning, directors of Kon-Tiki,
Norway's entry into the Best Foreign Film category at this year's Academy Awards, have harpooned themselves the big one. The duo have been chosen to direct the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean
franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It will be seen as a directing coup to most, but an obvious choice for those who have seen their previous sea-faring film about Thor Heyerdal's trans-Pacific voyage on a raft. These fellas have their sea legs. And while the choice of directors for the franchise certainly has no bearing on whether or not your average cinema-goer sees the film or not -- Johnny Depp is the cash cow -- this is really a big deal for all Norwegian filmmakers in terms of exposure.
Disney has set a release date for July 2015.
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