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'Pirates of the Carribbean' sequel to film in Australia

Johnny Depp expected to spend a number of months on the Gold Coast. Ladies - you know what to do

Ben Gourlay | Sep 2, 2014 at 12:04 am CDT (0 mins, 47 secs reading time)

Disney studios and the Australian Government have come to an financial agreement, which will see the fortchoming sequel in the 'Pirates of the Carribbean' franchise, 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' filmed in Australia.

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The Federal Arts Minister Senator the Hon George Brandis QC has agreed to provide Disney with a $21 million tax break to lure the production away from the United States to the Gold Coast, which will stimulate the Australian film production sector which has been relatively quiet with international productions due to the high dollar.

Notable productions to film at the studio in the past include 'Peter Pan', 'Scooby Doo' and 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader'.

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'Dead Men Tell No Tales' is expected to begin production in 2015, for a 2017 release and will see Johnny Depp return in the iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow. Norwegian duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will share directing duties.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Ben Gourlay

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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