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Here is why Depp rejected early script of 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

This might just make you see your beloved Captain Jack Sparrow in a whole new light altogether.

According to the blog post of Screenwriter Terry Rossio, who has been involved in every Pirates film so far, an early version of the script was rejected by Johnny Depp because it had a female villain.

He wrote, "My version of Dead Men Tell No Tales [the US title for Pirates 5] was set aside because it featured a female villain, and Johnny Depp was worried that would be redundant to Dark Shadows, which also featured a female villain."

The 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' star has been recently in news because of the rumours and allegations surrounding Johnny Depp's personal life and professional behavior.

Rossio also wrote about the various hurdles and potential deaths a script can face during development.

"My television series 'Magical Law' lapsed when Gore Verbinski 'decided to direct 'The Lone Ranger' instead. Our theatrical feature Lightspeed was put on the back burner when Disney acquired the 'Star Wars' franchise," he added.

On a related note, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' is scheduled to release on May 26 in the US.

The movie stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 13:08 IST
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