Though Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are doubtful, Johnny Depp has already admitted that he would do a baker's dozen worth of Pirates films if he could. And, as it turns out, his motivation is enough to get Terry Rossio kracken on another screenplay for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Tell us how Keith Richards is faring over there?
Well, you don't hire Keith Richards to get a guy who shows up in the morning, on time, wearing a suit and tie. You get a guy who shows up at night, on time, with a bottle of wine. There were good times on the set.
Online rumors say this is the final ‘Pirates’ movie - but I'm sure Disney has other plans. What do you think? Any more ‘Pirates’ movies left in you?
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. I think we will try to write a screenplay. I can't say if we'll be able to solve the challenge of making a good fourth film, or if our screenplay will be enough to get a film made.
What else have you got coming up in the near future?
Well, we've got Pirates III of course, and we're also helping out Bruckheimer with the National Treasure sequel. We [also] worked on a film coming up called The Spiderwick Chronicles. There's also a couple of producing projects -- one called Plant Life, a talking Plant movie, set up with Disney. But really what we want to do next is... a western!
Sounds like Rossio has got nothing but tentpoles coming our way. Check out the entire interview at MovieHole.