Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is the third part of the trilogy initiated by the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and followed by the 2006 film Dead Man's Chest. At World's End is directed by Gore Verbinski, the director of the previous two films. The film's cast includes returnees Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport and Tom Hollander. Chow Yun-Fat makes his first appearance in the franchise as one of the film's antagonists. Keith Richards also makes his first appearance as Jack Sparrow's father. Disney has announced a global release date of May 25, 2007.

At the end of Dead Man's Chest, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, and their company find refuge with Tia Dalma, who offers them the opportunity to embark on a journey to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones' Locker. Tia Dalma announces the need for a captain that will guide them to "World's End", prompting the appearance of Captain Barbossa, believed to have been dead. The film then concluded.

The crew journey through a frozen ocean, accompanied by Tia Dalma, before going over an enormous waterfall. In Davy Jones' Locker, Jack Sparrow is confronted with many separate aspects of his character, before being rescued by Will, Elizabeth and company. Despite their differences, Sparrow and Barbossa discover that a more serious threat has arisen; Cutler Beckett and Davy Jones have teamed up to rid the world of piracy. The world's pirates gather together in a meeting known as the Brethren of the Coast, consisting of nine pirate lords, including Sao Feng of Singapore, as the stage is set for an enormous battle between pirates and the East India Trading Company over an enormous whirlpool.

Parts of the third film were shot during location filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in 2005. A tank was used in the Bahamas for scenes involving the ships, during which most of the film takes place. Production of Dead Man's Chest ended March 2006. Shooting was unusual in that whilst shooting the film, the writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio had not finished the script, and instead a temporary one was used. According to the writers, the rushing helped the actors give real surprise to their performances. The first fifty-seven pages of this early version were leaked onto the Internet and were taken down by Disney. Cowriter Ted Elliott stated on Disney's official Pirates of the Caribbean message board that "there's already significant differences" between the early draft and actual shooting.

Filming of the third film resumed August 3, 2006 and continued until early 2007 for 70 days off the coast of California. Locations included the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and Niagara Falls. A Disney representative denied that At World's End would be the title of the third film in July 2006, but on August 31, 2006 Terry Rossio confirmed that the third film's title would be At World's End after all.

A particular contention point of the film has been the presence of Keith Richards, who was part of Johnny Depp's inspiration for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, as the character's father. Richards was finally confirmed by Verbinski to be joining the third film on June 23, 2006. Actor Bill Nighy said Richards filmed his scenes drunk.

According to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, filming finished in January 2007. The first cut of the film was three hours.

* Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow: Having been swallowed by the Kraken, Sparrow is to spend an eternity in Davy Jones's Locker. That is until a rescue party arrives, and he returns to battle his nemesis.
* Orlando Bloom as Will Turner: A blacksmith turned pirate, and son of a pirate himself, and who thinks his fiance (Elizabeth) is in love with another man (Captain Jack Sparrow).
* Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann: A governor's daughter engaged to Turner, she betrayed Sparrow to the Kraken at the end of the previous film.
* Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa: The former first mate of the Black Pearl, he led a mutiny against Captain Jack Sparrow eleven years previously. Although killed by Sparrow at the end of the first film, Barbossa returns to lead The Black Pearl crew to World's End to find Sparrow.
* Chow Yun-Fat as Captain Sao Feng: The Pirate Lord of Singapore, he captains the Chinese ship The Empress. "Sao Feng" means "Howling Wind" in Chinese.
* Bill Nighy provides motion capture and the voice for Davy Jones: The ghostly ruler of the ocean depths and captain of The Flying Dutchman, to whom Sparrow owed a blood debt. His heart was stolen by James Norrington, and he is now in the service of Lord Cutler Beckett.
* Jack Davenport as Admiral James Norrington: He is in an alliance with Lord Beckett and the East India Trading Company after stealing the heart of Davy Jones. He is also Elizabeth's former fiance.
* Stellan SkarsgÄrd as "Bootstrap Bill" Turner: Will's father, he is cursed to serve an eternity on The Flying Dutchman.
* Tom Hollander as Lord Cutler Beckett: The principal antagonist and chairman of the East India Trading Company. He is in possession of Davy Jones' heart, and thus in control of the seven seas.
* Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs: Sparrow's first mate.
* Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma: A witch who travels with the former Black Pearl crew to rescue Sparrow.
* Lee Arenberg as Pintel: Ragetti's buddy and another member of Sparrow's crew.
* Mackenzie Crook as Ragetti: A member of Sparrow's crew with a wooden eye.
* Jonathan Pryce as Governor Weatherby Swann: Governor of Port Royal, Jamaica. He is Elizabeth's father and is trapped in Beckett's service.
* Keith Richards as Captain Teague Sparrow: Jack's father.
* Dominic Scott Kay[16] in an unconfirmed role (rumored to be of a young Captain Jack).

At the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con International, two minutes of footage was shown including Captain Jack Sparrow having to convince the crew to run back and forth on the shipdeck to rock a ship over and a fight between Sparrow and Davy Jones on top of a crow's nest in a storm.

After a muted publicity campaign, the trailer finally debuted at ShoWest 2007. It was shown on March 18, 2007 at a special screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl named "Pirates Ultimate Fan Event". The trailer was shown on March 19 during Dancing with the Stars and debuted online afterwards.

Action figures and other products from Zizzle are available in stores now. Board games such as a Collectors Edition Chess Set, Monopoly Game and Pirates Dice Game (Liar's Dice) are set for release. Master Replicas have made sculptures of characters and replicas of jewelery and the Dead Man's Chest. A video game with the same title as the film is scheduled for release on May 22, 2007 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PC and Nintendo DS formats.

Screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio have said they can only focus on creating a trilogy from the first film, and look forward to finishing the sequels. They do admit whilst a fourth film may happen, it is more likely that "for right now, the trilogy is designed to come to a conclusion." Johnny Depp stated that he would love to play Jack Sparrow for another trilogy "if they had a good script."

In February 2007, after filming was completed, Terry Rossio said they may try to write a screenplay, though "It's like the fourth Indiana Jones picture - there are forces in play to make it happen, and forces in play to make it not happen."Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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