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Depp has more 'Pirates' films on the horizon

Johnny Depp portrays Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.' (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

March 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Johnny Depp is in talks of a fifth installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean" even before the fourth movie hits theaters.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says he has a screenplay in the works for a fifth "Pirates" tale after May's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" comes out.

The original "Pirates" movies ended up as a trilogy with the same key characters and story line. Bruckheimer says "On Stranger Tides" and future "Pirates" flicks will be stand-alone stories continuing the adventures of Depp's character, Capt. Jack Sparrow.

Directed by Rob Marshall, "On Stranger Tides" sends Jack on a quest for the fountain of youth.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.