Scribes Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott (“Shrek”) will be paid seven figures to do a rewrite of “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” the Disney ride that the studio is transforming into a Jerry Bruckheimer feature.
Buena Vista Motion Picture Group prexy Nina Jacobson and VP of production Brigham Taylor are overseeing the project. Story focuses on a daring rescue mission from dangerous pirates who are trying to reverse an ancient curse. Rossio and Elliott are said to be putting a more supernatural spin on the material. Jay Wolpert and Stuart Beattie had separately penned versions of the script.
Rossio and Elliott penned “Road to El Dorado” and “The Mask of Zorro.”