The project is also different from another Pirates of the Caribbean reboot that was announced past year in October with franchise veteran Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin developing a story.
Margot Robbie is reuniting with Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson for a new Pirates of the Caribbean film. It will not be a spin-off of the franchise that starred Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, but rather a female-fronted original story with brand-new characters under the Pirates franchise umbrella (a Pirate Cinematic Universe, if I may).More news: NY Reported Only 5 COVID-19 Deaths Saturday, Cuomo Says
Robbie - who has her own production company LuckyChap Entertainment - has had an acclaimed start to 2020 after being nominated for her second Academy Award for her role as fictional character Kayla Popsil in Bombshell. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise films which were backed by Jerry Bruckheimer will be making his return for the reboot film.More news: Boeing can begin test flights of the 737 Max, FAA says
Pirates of the Caribbean also marks another franchise win for Christina Hodson.
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.More news: Microsoft will close nearly all of its retail stores
Evidently Disney is so eager to bid adieu to the Jack Sparrow era of Pirates of the Caribbean that it's willing to explore multiple new paths forward.