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Okay, I wasn't hallucinating.

There really is going to be a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and apparently it's going to be based on Tim Powers' On Stranger Tides. Which is doubleplusgood in my opinion; as you may or may not remember from my review, I was getting some strong deja vu when I read the book, since I'd seen the first couple of Pirates movies before reading the book.

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kishiriadgr
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh wow! That book's been out of print for years and I'm desperately looking for a copy. That and "The Stress of Her Regard", which is like reading an extended nightmare.

Let's see how badly Disney f's it up.
wombat_socho
Sep. 17th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm grateful to the Alexandria City Library for having it in the collection. Hopefully Disney won't do to bad a job; one of the conditions in the option contract Powers negotiated with Disney was that he'd be on the set as an extra. :)
therevdrnye
Sep. 17th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Aaaaaaaahhhh... eeeexcellent, Smithers.

Disney or no, I'm glad that there's a *chance* that this story may make it to the big screen. I'll have to guess that someone said, "You know, with Jack sailing off after the Fountain of Youth, it might be cool to option this book and use its story... and if Johnny agrees to do a little guest work as Jack, we can tie it all in with the other movies!" And thus was born "Pirates of the Carribean:On Stranger Tides". I *will* be annoyed if they make the movie *about* Jack, though... would leave a bad aftertaste.


Now if only it does well, perhaps someone will option THE ANUBIS GATES... which admittedly won't be the same without all the poetry, but still, an ripping good story.

Now, back to writing Space Viking notes for GM's upcoming D20 Future game, which will have a pulp future feel to it - "The Future as Seen from the Past!".


Oh - almost forgot - check out www.ironsky.net. I'm pulling for the amatuer filmmakers who want to do this project. Hell, I'd want to see it even if turned out to be a Nazi apologist film.
wombat_socho
Sep. 17th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
Well, as you know, I think the entire franchise owes quite a bit to Powers' novel, but no doubt Disney would argue otherwise.

Ah, Iron Sky. There's a persistent meme for you.
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