Pirates Sequels to Feature Cannibals

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  1. Arwen

    Arwen Well-Known Member

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    The BBC reports that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels plan to portray Dominica's Carib Indians as cannibals. Shooting on the films is expected to take place this April in the area, with hundreds of Dominicans applying to be extras in the movie.

    Carib Chief Charles Williams said talks with Disney's producers revealed there was "a strong element of cannibalism in the script which cannot be removed".

    The Caribs have long denied their ancestors practiced cannibalism. "Our ancestors stood up against early European conquerors and because they stood up...we were labelled savages and cannibals up to today," said Williams.

    About 3,000 Caribs live on the island of Dominica.

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  2. Paisley Pixie

    Paisley Pixie Goddess of Darkness

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    yeah.. i read about this earlier--how interesting!
     
  3. Renzokuken

    Renzokuken You have failed this city!

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    I heard from a birdie that a lot of the natives were offended by themselves being portrayed as cannibals in POTC 2. Has anyone else heard about that?
     
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    Does anyone realize that its a fantasy movie? Whos seen the first one =) Do they know that skeletons dont walk around after stealing gold from a box? *shrugs* I was hoping people could see past that kind of stuff.... guess not.
     
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    True Thorin, but let's be honest here. Most people take what they see in a movie as being fact. Crocodile Dundee came out in the 80's, but people from overseas still expect Australia to have kangaroos hopping down every street, koalas hanging from light poles, and everyone to carry a big knife and say "G'day cobber" to everyone they meet :)

    If it's a culture they know nothing about, many movie-goers will blindly assume that what they are being shown is the researched truth. This falls under my personal motto - "People are dumb."

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    Agreed with you on that one. People are ignorant. I hope that people dont get to upset.
     
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    Pirates Sequels to Feature Cannibals
    Sequels as in more than one sequel?
     
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    yup, it is going to be a trilogy.
     
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    I believe they're filming the 2 sequels back to back
     
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    Awesome! Im so excited for this!
     
  11. Child of a Pineapple

    Child of a Pineapple Echo Design & Camera God

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    How long until the second one comes out?
     
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    The Walt Disney Company and Volvo (Volvo Car Corporation and AB Volvo) have entered into a unique film marketing deal for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and the agreement will include the creation of a competitive entry in the 31,250 nm adventure - the world's premier ocean race.

    The announcement of the 'Pirates' boat (click on pictures for bigger versions) ensures a high-profile US presence among the fleet for the eight-month epic.

    Glenn Bourke, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO, said: "The excitement and intrigue which this entry brings to the race takes us to a whole new level in terms of global profile and exposure. To link up with a Hollywood icon such as the Walt Disney Company is a fillip for the event and for sailing in general.


    The deal also underscores the value of the Volvo Ocean Race as a compelling marketing communications tool in the eyes of the commercial world. In terms of competition, I fully expect this team, proudly flying the flag of the United States, will be at the sharp end of the race for honours."

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski, once again stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the spectacular follow-up to the international blockbuster released in 2003, is currently being filmed in Los Angeles and the Caribbean and is due for release in July 2006.

    Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said: "We're excited to be participating in the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, which is very much like the 'formula one' of yacht racing. This is a fun and unique way to remind viewers all over the world that 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' will be sailing into theatres next summer. Given the film's high seas adventures and nautical themes, this marathon sporting event is a great way to make some waves and generate awareness among the millions of viewers."

    The 'Pirates' campaign will be headed by Atlant Ocean Racing, the syndicate company of Richard Brisius and Johan Salen.

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