Margot Robbie is setting sail with help from her Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson.
The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively reported that Hodson will write a new, female-fronted Pirates of the Caribbean for Disney, with Robbie attached to star.
This project is separate from the already announced franchise reboot being developed by Ted Elliott and Craig Mazin.
While plot details are being kept under wraps the project, in early development, is not intended to be a spinoff of the long-running franchise that had pirate Jack Sparrow at its center but rather a wholly original story with new characters under the Pirates moniker, itself inspired by the long-running attraction at Disneyland.
Longtime Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer is attached to produce both the Elliot/Mazin project and this new Robbie/Hodson project.
Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most lucrative film franchises of all time, grossing over $4.5 billion on five feature films.
But the Pirates franchise, fronted by Johnny Depp, has shown diminishing returns as of late, with the fifth installment, 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales, coming in with the second lowest box office of the series ($795 million, unadjusted worldwide).
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