Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is an upcoming 3-D fantasy–action/adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film was first announced in September 2008, and principal photography started in June 2010.
The plot draws inspiration from the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, with Captain Jack Sparrow, again played by Johnny Depp, searching for the Fountain of Youth and confronting the pirate Blackbeard.
It is also first in the series to be directed by Rob Marshall and not Gore Verbinski. The film is set to be released on May 20, 2011 in Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D, as well as in traditional two-dimensional and IMAX formats. It will be the first Pirates of the Caribbean film to be released in 3D.