So last week some guy, who we never heard of, who worked at Disney left (or was asked to walk the plank depending who you read) and his departure has put Pirates of the Caribbean 4 in trouble. The LA Times spoke to Captain Sparrow aka Johnny Depp about Dick Cook’s departure and he told them without the guy who brought him aboard for the first one, he is not sure he wants to do the fourth one. He told them that he really trusted Cook and the feeling was mutual because the studio wasn’t sure of the direction that Depp wanted to take Sparrow in the first one but Cook stood by him and as we saw they won out.
As for the fourth planned “Pirates” movie, Depp said while he has a potential deal in place that will depend on how good the script is, his passion for the project at the moment has been severely dampened by the news that Cook will no longer be around.
“There’s a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment,” Depp said. “It was all born in that office.”
I have a feeling we might not be getting a fourth Pirates for a while because Depp seems very loyal and this guy Cook sounds like someone you want to be loyal too. Plus it just seems to be delayed indefinitely and with rumors that both Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are out and the third one doing so poorly, it sounds like POTC4 is in big trouble? Maybe we will just get the Son of Pirates of the Caribbean in about 10 years?
Paul Karslake's ‘You’ve forgotten one very important thing… I’m Keith Richards mate’ the latest amazing painting he painted of Keith Richards and Johnny Depp sold for $30,000 on May 25th! The first painting he painted of Keith Richards as a pirate was Johnny Depp's inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow.
Karslake also told me that he is working on some more art and if you are like me you can't wait to see it! Check out Paul Karslake's website and Artisan Fine Art to see more of his awesome artwork!
Ten years ago Paul Karslake painted a painting of his brother-in-law's bandmate Keith Richard as a pirate. A few years later Johnny Depp saw the painting and it inspired him to model Jack Sparrow after Karslake's pirate painting. Ten years later, Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is coming out with both Johnny Depp and the man who inspired his character, Keith Richards playing his dad. So why not commemorate the moment with a new painting, ‘You’ve forgotten one very important thing… I’m Keith Richards mate’! Karslake has immortalized the two pirates in a new painting, a painting revealed the same day Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is coming out! And what a way to capture the two, that painting is absolutely amazing! I am seriously typing this post in awe just looking at it!
Seriously you should check out his other artwork at Paul Karslake and Artisan Galleries, and I promise he will quickly become one of your favorite artists as he has become one of mine!
BTW ‘You’ve forgotten one very important thing… I’m Keith Richards mate’ will be on sale soon at the Artisan Fine Art.
Rolling Stone recently interviewed Johnny Depp and Keith Richards aka Jack Sparrow and his dad about Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Just as you would expect the two of them are so cute together! Here are excerpts from the interview, you can check out Rolling Stone for even more of the interview.
Was it hard to convince you to be a part of this "Pirates" film franchise? RICHARDS: It was the right place at the right time with the right guys. And, you know, because he's an asshole.
DEPP: Truth be told.
So you have seen the movie, Keith? RICHARDS: Oh, shit, yeah. How can you not with your grandkids around? I saw it when Pirates 1 came out. Pirates 2 I did fall asleep in, but I'd been up for three days.
DEPP:I might have fallen asleep myself.
Keith, did you recognize anything similar right away between you and the character? RICHARDS: He gave me a call when he started doing promos for Pirates 1: "Before you read this shit, I have got to say that I did base certain parts of my character on you." Well, thanks, Johnny, for letting me know. Otherwise I would have sued your ass [laughs].
And when did you get the thought, Johnny, to ask Keith to be your father onscreen? DEPP: We had dinner in New York, hanging out, right after Pirates. I was never sure that he would even go for it.
RICHARDS: I had a week off, Johnny.
DEPP: Time well spent.
RICHARDS: Yeah, the rest of the Stones are kicking their asses back, and I'm a pirate. Just something different to do. I don't know if I can really pull it or not. Either that or it would be one line and out.
How is he doing? DEPP: Fucking great, man. Two-take Richards.
Johnny, has the huge success of the first two Pirates movies surprised you? DEPP: It surprised the shit out of me, because I'm used to about eighteen people seeing my movies.
And what, if anything, can you tell us about the third movie? RICHARDS: You're looking at it now [points to his costume].
As many of you know Johnny Depp got the inspiration for Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow from a painting he saw of Keith Richards by Paul Karslake. Karslake is the brother-in-law of Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood, and he is also an extremely talented painter.
When you look at that picture now, you can totally see Jack Sparrow and where Johnny Depp got his character from. So I asked Karslake what it was like to have created the painting that inspired Jack Sparrow and he had this say, "Having a character in a film as enormous as 'pirates' based on a painting created by me is just about the most fantastic compliment an artist can get, it has made me so much more confident as an artist and injected me with enthusiasm in what can be a very thankless and tough career."
A career that is made up of some of the most beautiful paintings I have ever seen of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Twiggy and Robert Deniro to name a few. I forgot what classic beauty was all about until I saw his art. He also captured the essence of some of the most meaningful people of the 20th Century in a way I have never seen before. So check out his amazing talent at the Artisan Galleries website! I promise you will be as impressed as much as Johnny Depp and I are of his work!
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Martin Klebba as Marty and Keith Richards as Sparrow’s swashbuckling dad from the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (it’s now officially "World’s" and not "Worlds"). Directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the highly-anticipated third installment sails into theaters on May 25.