ASUSTRALIA.- This weekend, it was announced that the Australian government has agreed to extend financial incentives to the production of the fifth installment of Pirates of the Carribbean. This decreases the possibility that the film may be shot at Baja Studios in Rosarito Beach, Baja Calfiornia.
A week ago, it had been announced that the undecisiveness of the Australian government was forcing the production to seek other options, according to Disney executives that met to explore other possibilities. Requests were made of Baja's State Governor to confirm or deny these rumors, but a confidentiality agreement does not permit them to discuss details other than to confirm that a meeting with Disney had taken place and no final decision had been made.
Baja Studios are international calibre studios best known for having housed the filming of Titanic, one of the most important movies of all time. For this, various tanks were constructed which makes the facility ideal for a film like Pirates of the Caribbean. Even so, rumors are that the facilities have many projects in the near future, regardless of whether Pirates is filmed there or not.
Various news outlets such as "The Guardian" and "The Daily Mail", confirmed the green light given by the Australian Government which would favor Queensland by generating more than two thousand jobs in the region. Since Disney has not yet announced the film site selected, Baja California is still presumed to be a contender.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to hit theatres July 7, 2017 and will be shot instead of the new version of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, a project that has been postponed indefinitely. Johnny Depp would once again portray Captain Jack Sparrow in the next installment.