Subject to change
24th - World Premiere, Disneyland
3rd - UK premiere, Odeon, Leicester
6th - UK, Australia, Argentina, Malaysia,
Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan
7th - USA, Canada, Bulgaria
12th - Estonia, Finland, Sweden,
13th - Singapore, Netherlands, Israel,
14th - Colombia, Norway, Turkey
20th - Portugal, Hungary
21st - Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela,
Poland, Brazil, Paraguay
22nd - Japan
27th - Austria, Germany, German Switzerland
28th - Iceland
2nd - Belgium, France, French Switzerland
3rd - Czech Rep., Hong Kong
11th - Spain
15th - Italy
22nd - Romania
- Entertainment Tonight
- NY Daily News
- Belfast Telegraph
Nighy - Empire
Nighy - ComingSoon
Nighy - Time Out
Davenport - Empire
Harris - DarkHorizons
Harris - ComingSoon
Verbinski - Coming Soon
Verbinski - Boston Globe
Verbinski - IESB
& Terry - Script magazine
cast & crew - IESB
cast & crew - CinemaBlend
FilmForce set visit
Items available through
Amazon UK or US:
Junior fiction movie tie-in - UK
Movie storybook - UK
Dorling Visual Guides - UK
of Davy Jones - UK
Is On - UK
For Dead Man's Chest - UK
Crossbones logo - US
drawing - US
eBay items: UK
Action figures preview
Once again thrown into the world of
the supernatural, Captain Jack Sparrow finds out that he owes a blood debt
to the legendary Davey Jones, Captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman. With
time running out, Jack must find a way out of his debt or else be doomed
to eternal damnation and servitude in the afterlife. And as if this weren't
enough, the Captain's problems manage to wreck the wedding plans of a certain
Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who are forced to join Jack on yet another
The most famous reference to Dead
Man's Chest is Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' song. In the
novel he writes:
"Suddenly he -- the captain, that
is -- began to pipe up his eternal song: "Fifteen men on the dead man's
chest-- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for
the rest-- Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!" At first I had supposed "the
dead man's chest" to be that identical big box of his upstairs in the front
room, and the thought had been mingled in my nightmares with that of the
one-legged seafaring man."
A book used by Stevenson for his research
mentions a Caribbean island called Dead Man's Chest, with the story that
pirate Edward Teach (better known as Blackbeard) marooned fifteen of his
men there after an attempted mutiny with no weapons or equipment, just
one bottle of rum. The island was reputedly a rendezvous point for pirates
to tell tall tales and swap their ill-gotten gains. An island in the British
Virgin Islands chain is now called Dead Chest Island and claims to be the
island from the stories.
Men Tell No Tales - British
Video Clips (date order)
Good Morning America, May 25th 2005:
Teaser trailer, November 30th 2005:
- E! News:
MSN - Inside Look: Jack Sparrow:
- Daily 10 2Mb
- Extra: 3Mb
E! News: 3Mb
- ET Canada: 3Mb
US prem, ET: 3Mb
- Jay Leno: 800kb
- Sky News: 3Mb
Short version of UK TV Spot commercial:
Johnny Depp interview: ET 3Mb
'Captain Jack' featurette: 4.7Mb
Sky Movies, 'Secrets of the Dead Man's
One 14Mb - Part
Three 11Mb - Part
POTC DMC UK premiere:
4Mb - ITV
2.6Mb - Sky
- GMTV#2 2.5Mb
- LK Today 7.7Mb
This Morning 9Mb
- Five News 3.4Mb
US prem: Star! Daily 1.6Mb
- ET Canada 3.6Mb
DMC Canada TV Spot 600kb
DMC US prem, E!: 9Mb
DMC UK prem, CBBC: 2Mb
Keira hosts national radio show for
Full show (mp3) 32Mb
Three parts (wav): One
7.5Mb - Two
7.5Mb - Three
POTC DMC UK premiere show, ITV1 (10Mb
One - Part
Three - Part
POTC DMC Behind The Scenes, eatCinema:
One 11Mb - Part
Three 9Mb - Part
POTC DMC French Premiere, E!: 1Mb
POTC DMC Sequels filming confusion,
DMC UK prem, Channel 4:
One 14Mb - Part
TotalFilm mag Summer: Cover
- Keira int.
Sunday Times mag 11/6: 1
- 2 - 3
Sunday Mirror Celebs mag 11/6: Johnny
Official Web Sites
To The Code
Other Movie Sites
Islands set photos/diary
the Rum Gone ?
To The Code
6th December - Variety announces
Jerry Bruckheimer is to produce a movie version of the Disneyland theme
park attraction Pirates of the Caribbean. Jay Wolpert is to write the script.
21st March - Writers Ted Elliott
and Terry Rossio are to redraft Jay Wolpert's screenplay for Pirates of
the Caribbean. Its subtitle is to be The Curse of the Black Pearl.
25th September - Keira signs to play
Elizabeth Swann. She nearly misses her audition after getting stuck in
London traffic. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush are already
9th October - Filming officially
commences, taking place in Los Angeles and on location in St. Vincent &
The Grenadines and the Dominican Republic.
10th March - Filming of POTC: CBP
28th June - World premiere of POTC:
CBP held at Disneyland California.
9th July - The movie opens in the
US, taking $13.5m, one of the biggest Wednesday opening figures ever. The
first weekend's figure rockets to $70.6m.
14th July - UK premiere of POTC:
16th July - Disney considers a sequel
to POTC: CBP after studying its opening week figures. The main cast are
already contracted to make a sequel if box office performance dictates.
July-December - POTC: CBP opens in
the No.1 slot in most global markets and is a massive blockbuster worldwide.
14th October - Gore Verbinski signs
on for a Pirates sequel.
20th October - Negotiations begin
on a possible second sequel, to be filmed simultaneously with the first.
2nd December - POTC: CBP is released
on a two-disc DVD set.
10th December - 'Treasures of the
Lost Abyss' appears as a rumoured subtitle for the first sequel.
26th December - After 25 weeks on
the US chart, Pirates finishes its run taking $305m. It goes on to reap
$653m around the world.
22nd October - Pre-production on
the Pirates sequels begins in Los Angeles.
28th January - Stellan Skarsgard
and Naomie Harris sign for the first Pirates sequel.
3rd February - At a Disney investor
conference, chairman Dick Cook announces the subtitle of the first sequel
to be Dead Man's Chest, with a release date of Summer 2006, and the second
sequel for release in the Summer of 2007.
27th February - Filming of POTC:
DMC begins in Los Angeles.
21st March - Disney announce they
are to enter a yacht in the Volvo Ocean Race to promote POTC: DMC. Called
'Pirates of the Caribbean II' it is due to end the global challenge in
time for the opening of the movie in 2006.
25th May - Keira and Orlando give
the first TV interview about the Pirates sequels on Good Morning America.
27th July - Terry Rossio speaks out
after frenzied rumours of the Pirates 3 subtitle. World's End is the working
title on the cast's scripts, with Calypso and Uncharted Waters as other
rumoured subtitles. For legal reasons it cannot now be any of these.
10th September - Filming officially
ends on POTC: DMC and enters the post-production phase, while filming begins
on POTC 3.
18th October - Cast and crew evacuate
the Bahamas set due to the approach of Hurricane Wilma.
24th November - Disney insists filming
in the Bahamas will continue despite a slew of thefts from hotel rooms
of movie extras on the set. Reports that filming had been halted were denied.
1st December - First POTC: DMC teaser
trailer goes online.
22nd December - POTC: DMC official
web site is launched.
Main Cast, Crew & Credits
Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom - Will Turner
Keira Knightley - Elizabeth Swann
Naomie Harris - Tia Dalma
Bill Nighy - Davey Jones
Geoffrey Rush - Captain Barbossa
Stellan Skarsgård - 'Bootstrap'
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Written by Ted Elliott & Terry
Original Music - Hans Zimmer
Cinematography - Dariusz Wolski
Costumes - Liz Dann, Penny Rose
Production Co. - Walt Disney Pictures,
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor - Buena Vista Pictures,
Buena Vista International