The new project is said to be separate from the already announced reboot of the Pirates franchise that has original writer Ted Elliott at the helm along with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin. Jerry Bruckheimer, a longtime producer of the franchise, is attached to produce.
A new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is reportedly in the works withBirds of Prey star Margot Robbie and screenwriter Christina Hodson teaming up once again for the film. Most recently, Robbie starred as Harley Quinn in the DC film Birds of Prey.
Deadline confirmed the talks for the project, which would be a stand-alone film in the Pirates franchise rather than a spinoff or a sequel, according to THR, which first reported the news today. Robbie's other notable credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, The Legend of Tarzan, I, Tonya, Mary Queen of Scots and Bombshell. In fact, this character is set in the same universe as Sparrow which means this is not a reboot, but simply a new story in the Pirates of the Caribbean world.
Another Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie Is In The Works, And It Already Has An A-List Star
But past all-female flops doesn't appear to be stopping Hodson and Robbie from dreaming big, as the two have also started a new initiative called "the Lucky Exports Pitch Program", which seeks to get more women - as well as "female-identifying" - writers hired by studios to write action movies.
Rumours of a new Pirates film had surfaced earlier in May, with rumours of Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan being eyed for the lead role. It's hard to say whether both projects will ultimately move into production or just one.