Script issues mean Dead Men Tell No Tales is being pushed back to 2016

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 delayed

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been delayed beyond its original 2015 release date.

Franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer has told The Hollywood Reporter that script issues have pushed the film back and it should now land in cinemas in the summer of 2016.

“We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done,” said Bruckheimer in an exclusive interview with THR.

Bruckheimer has also confirmed that the commercial failure of his previous venture, The Lone Ranger, has lead to concerns regarding the budget of Dead Men Tell No Tales.

“It’s all a factor. We want a script that everyone’s signed off on and a budget that everyone’s signed off on," added Bruckheimer.

"Everybody’s more cautious.”

The film is being directed by Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and screenwriter Jeff Nathanson is now penning a second attempt at the script.

A Hollywood Reporter source has claimed that Nathanson’s original script "was too expensive but it was also really complicated and hard to follow."

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will now miss the busy blockbuster summer of 2015 and is now expected summer 2016.

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