“Pirates of the Caribbean” is a film series that has seriously gone downhill. That’s being generous. It’s safe to say that quite a few movie-goers out there have gone through “Pirates” fatigue, especially after the latest film, which involved mermaids and Johnny Depp doing a reheated Capt. Jack Sparrow impression.

But, apparently, there’s still life in the franchise, since Disney is ramping up work on the once thought dead sequel, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Variety is reporting that Australia has agreed to some of the financial incentive proposals put forth by Disney. The incentives were originally supposed to be for Disney’s reboot of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” which was to be directed by David Fincher. But, Fincher has left the project, so now the money is being shuffled to the new “Pirates” film.

Even though Australia has agreed to some of the incentive proposals, they haven’t agreed to all of them, meaning that Disney could shop the film to another country, such as a location in Mexico originally used by James Cameron or “Titanic.” However, Australia has met Disney pretty far when it comes to these incentive agreements. Variety states that the Queensland state government has said that it has “done all it can” to bring the film to the area. Even MEAA, an Australian craft union, has endorsed an agreement for the film. So much has been done to attract the film, but wherever the film goes, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” will probably start filming in 2015 and come to theaters July 7, 2017.

What do you think about this news? Do you really want to see another “Pirates” film? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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