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Kon-Tiki directors to set sail with Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean 5

May 29, 2013 | 8:50pm EDT

The movie masterminds who brought the film chronicling Thor Heyerdal's 1947 Pacific-crossing adventure to the big screen are set to hit the high seas again for the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean blockbuster. Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg have boarded the Disney franchise for a new movie that is slated to hit cinemas in July, 2015. The Norweigan duo reportedly beat out Snow White & The Huntsman's Rupert Sanders for the job of directing Johnny Depp. Action adventure movie Kon-Tiki, about legendary explorer Heyerdal's bid to cross the Pacific Ocean on a wooden raft, landed Ronning and Sandberg Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Film.

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