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Pirates of the Caribbean 5

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5': Behind-the-Scenes of a Scoring Session With Geoff Zanelli

“Pirates of the Caribbean” gets a new composer, Geoff Zanelli, with the fifth installment of the franchise, “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Variety‘s Andrew Barker takes you behind the scenes at a scoring session with Zanelli, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and conductor Nick Glennie-Smith to reveal how the beloved “Pirates” sound is getting an update for 2017.

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