Disney to 'scale down' Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Disney's Oren Aviv, who is head of production for the film, told Coming Soon that Pirates 4 would go start shooting in April and May next year, but it will be a more stripped-down film.
"It's important to me to scale it down, because we can't get bigger," he said.
"The movies have gotten bigger and bigger and very complicated and they were satisfying on so many levels obviously, but I want to kind of reboot the whole thing and bring it down to its core, its essence, just characters."
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest the last instalment in the series grossed almost $1 billion (£600,000) worldwide when it was released in 2007.
The films follow lead character Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his adventures on the high seas in his trusty vessel the Black Pearl.