Filming underway on the swashbuckling epic…

Production is officially underway in Australia on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ with Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (‘Kon-Tiki’) directing.

The fifth entry in the swashbuckling epic franchise sees Johnny Depp reprising his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, joined by Javier Bardem (‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘Skyfall’), Kaya Scodelario (‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘Skins’), Brenton Thwaites (‘Maleficent,’ ‘The Giver’) and Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (‘The Patience Stone,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’). Also returning for the new voyage are Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum.

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Jeff Nathanson (‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’). Executive producers include Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor.

The film, inspired by the classic Disney Theme Parks attraction, will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia.