Pirates Of The Caribbean in Hawaii
The new Pirates Of The Caribbean movie will be filmed in Hawaii.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - the franchise's fourth instalment starring Johnny Depp - will begin shooting this summer on Oahu and Kauai and will be released in 2011.
"We've always sought out the most extraordinary and exotic locations ... Hawaii provides an amazing range of both land and seascapes, and we're delighted to return for On Stranger Tides," producer Jerry Bruckheimer said in a statement.
Small portions of Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End were shot on Maui and Molokai.
Hawaii governor Linda Lingle estimated the production will generate 85 million dollars in spending in Hawaii, which is reeling from the steep drop-off in tourism stemming from the global economic crisis.
Other Disney-involved projects in Hawaii include a new hotel-timeshare resort Aulani to open in 2011 and ABC's castaway drama Lost, which has filmed in Hawaii for several years and is currently shooting its final season. ABC is owned by Disney.
"The Walt Disney Company has a great relationship with Hawaii that we're looking forward to building upon with the filming of the latest adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew," Disney president and CEO Bob Iger said.
It is the latest of three big-budget films being shot in the islands this year. Hereafter, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon, wrapped up shooting on Maui last week. Pre-production has begun for The Descendants, starring George Clooney, with filming scheduled to begin in March.