Troubles abound on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Australian set

Separate events see Johnny Depp injured and knife-wielding 'pirate' break into Queensland set.

Published Wed, Mar 11 2015 12:04 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

Trouble is brewing on the Queensland set of the fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film, as separate events cause havoc with production.

Yesterday, a knife wielding man dressed as a pirate broke into the set and threatened a security guard working on production before fleeing into surrounding bushland. Initially, security thought the man in a complete pirate costume (complete with shoulder parrot) was an extra on production, but has since been confirmed he was not. The man was later caught and arrested.

Troubles abound on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Australian set |

Now, its also been revealed that star Johnny Depp has left Australia just weeks into production to return to the United States to have surgery on his hand following an incident on set last weekend. No significant delays are expected as a result, as production can continue with scenes not featuring Depp.

Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A pirates life? Sounds too risky for me.

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. 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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