Johnny Depp will be seen next on the big screen in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth installment in the “Pirates” franchise that will also be in 3D. As it happens, Depp won’t be able to enjoy it as such.Admittedly, the actor, known as one of the quirkiest presences in showbiz right now, can’t process 3D images, which means that he’ll only be able to see the film in 2D once it comes out in theatres, engadget reports.
Clearly, that’s a shame, since “On Stranger Tides” is one of the few 3D releases to have actually been shot in 3D (as opposed to those converted in post-production) and it’s believed to be quite astounding in this respect.
“The actor is part of a small segment of the population that can’t process three-dimensional effects in movies, a malady he refers to by its formal name: ‘weird eye’,” the publication reports.
“In fact, he’s likely to skip [the] global premiere for the fourth Pirates installment (aka Stranger Tides), which was filmed in 3D,” engadget speculates.
“A pity, since shooting films with multiple cameras (a prerequisite for 3D) reportedly makes nailing shots all the more challenging. At least he can take comfort in the fact that he’ll never suffer the pangs of a 3D-induced headache while watching his bank account swell,” the e-zine adds.
Speaking of swelling bank accounts, word online has it that, while the fourth film is not even out yet, Disney is already making plans for a fifth and a sixth, which it would like to shoot back to back so as to be able to release them at a one-year distance one from the other.
As far as Jerry Bruckheimer is concerned, whether Disney will be making more “Pirates” movies is entirely up to the franchise’s star, Johnny, as we also reported a while back.
“As long as the audience embraces this one, we’ll certainly try to make another one. It’s really up to Johnny. He loves the character,” Bruckheimer said.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is out nationwide in the US on May 20, 2011.