A daunting task

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2017 12:24:01


Norwegian film directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are making their big Hollywood debut with Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge and they say it was a daunting job but the cast and crew were more than welcoming to them.

The directors started working together since the age of 10 and co-own one of Scandinavia’s largest production companies for commercials called Motion Blur.
They are best known for their 2012 historical drama Kon-Tiki, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.


“We have been working on this film for the past three years. Jerry Bruckheimer (producer) called us on board. Everything was bigger and grander than what we have done before,” Ronning told reporters in Tokyo.


“The franchise is a family as it has been going on for years. The cast and crew have worked for many years. It was a daunting task to come on board the film. But everyone was very supportive. They welcomed us with open arms. We are thrilled to be a part of it.”


The fifth Pirates movie stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario and Kevin McNally.


Sandberg says they chased after the film for many years before finally getting to direct it.


“We started making movies at the age of 10. We started playing with the camera. We always wanted to make movies. We actually chased for this film for a while as we really wanted to direct it. This is the kind of film that we believe in. I am glad that we got to direct it,” Sandberg says.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge releases on May 26.