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Release Dates/Premiere
Subject to change

June
24th - World Premiere, Disneyland Anaheim, CA.

July
3rd - UK premiere, Odeon, Leicester Square, London
6th - UK, Australia, Argentina, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan
7th - USA, Canada, Bulgaria
12th - Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Egypt
13th - Singapore, Netherlands, Israel, Puerto Rico
14th - Colombia, Norway, Turkey
20th - Portugal, Hungary
21st - Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Paraguay
22nd - Japan
27th - Austria, Germany, German Switzerland
28th - Iceland

August
2nd - Belgium, France, French Switzerland
3rd - Czech Rep., Hong Kong
11th - Spain

September
15th - Italy
22nd - Romania
 

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Keira - Entertainment Tonight
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Johnny - BlackFilm
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Johnny - Moviehole
Johnny - Independent

Orlando - DarkHorizons
Orlando - ComingSoon
Orlando - DarkHorizons

Bill Nighy - Empire
Bill Nighy - ComingSoon
Bill Nighy - Time Out

Jack Davenport - Empire

Naomie Harris - DarkHorizons
Naomie Harris - ComingSoon

Gore Verbinski - Coming Soon
Gore Verbinski - Boston Globe
Gore Verbinski - IESB

Ted & Terry - Script magazine

Various cast & crew - IESB
Various cast & crew - CinemaBlend

Articles

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Merchandise

Items available through 
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Books:
Junior fiction movie tie-in - UK - US
Movie storybook - UK - US
Dorling Visual Guides - UK - US
Paperback stories:
     The Curse of Davy Jones - UK - US
     The Chase Is On - UK - US
     The Search For Dead Man's Chest - UK - US

Posters:
     Skull & Crossbones logo - US
     Davy Jones drawing - US

eBay items: UK - US

Action figures preview

Synopsis

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 misadventure.
 

The Title

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.

Links:
Dead Men Tell No Tales - British Virgin Is.
 

Promotional Video Clips (date order)

Good Morning America, May 25th 2005:
Keira/Orlando 4.4Mb - 4.5Mb

Teaser trailer, November 30th 2005:
Entertainment Tonight: 2.2Mb - E! News: 2.5Mb
MSN - Inside Look: Jack Sparrow: Stream

US Premiere: 
E! 3Mb - Daily 10 2Mb - Extra: 3Mb
E! News: 3Mb - ET Canada: 3Mb
US prem, ET: 3Mb - Jay Leno: 800kb
GMTV: 2Mb - Sky News: 3Mb

Short version of UK TV Spot commercial: 700kb

Johnny Depp interview: ET 3Mb
'Captain Jack' featurette: 4.7Mb

Sky Movies, 'Secrets of the Dead Man's Chest':
Part One 14Mb - Part Two 12Mb
Part Three 11Mb - Part Four 9Mb

POTC DMC UK premiere: 
BBC 4Mb - ITV 2.6Mb - Sky 4Mb
GMTV#1 6.2Mb - GMTV#2 2.5Mb - LK Today 7.7Mb
This Morning 9Mb - Five News 3.4Mb

US prem: Star! Daily 1.6Mb
MovieEntertainment 4Mb - 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 one hour:
Full show (mp3) 32Mb
Three parts (wav): One 7.5Mb - Two 7.5Mb - Three 6.3Mb

POTC DMC UK premiere show, ITV1 (10Mb each): 
Part One - Part Two
Part Three - Part Four

POTC DMC Behind The Scenes, eatCinema: 
Part One 11Mb - Part Two 6Mb
Part Three 9Mb - Part Four 9Mb

POTC DMC French Premiere, E!: 1Mb

POTC DMC Sequels filming confusion, E!: 3Mb

DMC UK prem, Channel 4:
Part One 14Mb - Part Two 14Mb

Newspaper/Magazine Scans

TotalFilm mag Summer: Cover - Keira int.
Sunday Times mag 11/6: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Sunday Mirror Celebs mag 11/6: Johnny v Orlando
Variety26/6: US premiere

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Timeline

2001
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.

2002
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 cast.
9th October - Filming officially commences, taking place in Los Angeles and on location in St. Vincent & The Grenadines and the Dominican Republic.

2003
10th March - Filming of POTC: CBP wraps.
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: CBP.
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.

2004
22nd October - Pre-production on the Pirates sequels begins in Los Angeles.

2005
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' Bill Turner

Directed by Gore Verbinski
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Written by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio

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


 
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