A new leaked video from the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” shows an execution scene, including a guillotine. The shooting continues in Australia, where star Johnny Depp is said to have celebrated his 52nd birthday on Tuesday. [Spoiler alert]
It's Depp's character, Captain Jack Sparrow, who is rumored to be facing the guillotine in the forthcoming film. This leaked video from the production set, posted on the YouTube channel bigfootkam, shows a crew member making adjustments to the execution device as cast members wait for filming to begin.
Sparrow appears to have been caught by British army soldiers. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer posted this teaser photo from the movie, showing Depp tied to what appears to be a mast of a ship by unknown characters.
This will not be the first time that Sparrow is captured by the British. As in the past, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported that Sparrow may once again find a way to escape the guillotine in the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. It quotes the character saying in the first movie (2003), “You will always remember this as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!”
The report includes another video from the set that appears to have been shot using a drone. Depp can be seen waving at the drone, while the other cast and crew members appear to be oblivious to the fact that they are being recorded from above. The scene being filmed reportedly involves Depp, his body double and two “scruffy peasants with their hands tied behind their backs” getting ready to be executed publicly.
Co-director Joachim Ronning was reportedly on the set. According to the report, the cast and crew members of the movie sang "Happy Birthday" to Depp and presented him with a cake. Bruckheimer posted this image of the cake, which shows a man sitting in a boat that's sailing on a cloud over Australia.
Filming for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is set to resume at the Maudsland production set in Australia and Depp will reportedly be back to film his scenes. The movie is slated to be released on July 7, 2017, in the U.S.