Nikkie Finke posts rumors of a still unfinished Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End and a running length of well over two and half hours.
Top Disney execs have begun to see Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
internally. But there’s one problem: the film slated to open May 25th
around the world is still not completely finished. "It’s a race to the
wire for all the special effects. But, in its current state, it’s quite
spectacular," a source explained to me.
The movie is said to be at least as long as Pirates 2, which had a running time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, if not longer. "I don’t think it’s locked yet, but it’s at least as long as Pirates 2, and probably longer. Because Gore Verbinski had to tie up all the stories and wanted to use as much footage as he could," an insider tells me. (Internet rumors claim P3 is clocking in at 2 hours, 45 minutes.)
The World Premiere is on the 19th… where I hope they’ll be playing a final version. The first Pirates film was working on the soundtrack right up until the last minute. So there is a tradition of this in the franchise. No need to be worried… right?