Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg directing Pirates of the Caribbean 5. The choosing of Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (2015) answers the question of who will direct fifth franchise film. Production will begin later in the year, possibly beginning in January 2014, and will star Johnny Depp.
On the script for Pirates of the Caribbean 5:
Many forget but a script for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was completed before Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides even hit theaters in 2011. That film was then hammered critically and producer Jerry Bruckheimer called for rewrites on the fifth film, saying the script wasn’t good enough. Director Rob Marshall suggested he would direct it before taking another gig, Into the Woods, also with Johnny Depp. Disney then brought in Nathanson to rewrite the original script by Terry Rossio.
On Joachim Rønning:
Joachim Rønning is a Norwegian film director who usually works in a team with Espen Sandberg – both natives of Sandefjord, Norway. As a directing team, they go under the name of Roenberg (a combination of their surnames). They co-own one of Scandinavia’s largest production companies for commercials called Motion Blur. In 2006 their feature film debut, Bandidas, starring Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek, was released worldwide through EuropaCorp and Twentieth Century Fox. The film was written and produced by legendary French filmmaker Luc Besson.
His 2012 film Kon-Tiki was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.
On Espen Sandberg (translated from Norwegian):
Espen Sandberg (born 16 June 1971 in Sandefjord ) is a Norwegian film director and advertising producer who along with his partner, Joachim Rønning , in 2006 he created the French-produced western comedy, Bandidas in Mexico .
In Norway Rønning and Sandberg perhaps best known for directing the blockbuster movie “Max Manus” from 2008 with Aksel Hennie in the leading role. The duo has also directed Solo commercials Skihoppern and Super Bowl commercials for Budweiser from 2000 . Director duo are childhood friends and went together on film school in Stockholm from 1992 to 1994 . In 1993 they established the company Roenberg .
Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning is concerned with a new big movie about Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki expedition is expected to arrive in theaters in spring 2012. The development of this new film will be shown in an exhibition at the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo ..
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