The up-and-coming Brenton Thwaites has developed a taste for supernatural action.
On May 26th, the Aussie actor will be part of the star-studded crew to feature in Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a suitably swashbuckling sequel that finds Captian Jack Sparrow hunted to within an inch of his life by Salazar, an undead pirate played with great menace by the great Javier Bardem. Thwaites is attached to the part of Henry, a young man traversing the high seas in search of his missing father.
Looking further afield and Variety is reporting that Brenton Thwaites has come attached to decidedly different breed of supernatural action. It’s called Ghosts of War, and follows “five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.”
Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect) is the brains behind the mind-bending pitch, and will direct from his own script. Thwaites, meanwhile, has inked a deal to headline Ghosts of War as Chris Goodson, a “brilliant strategist plagued by battle fatigue.” The advent of a supernatural enemy will no doubt push Goodson and his squadron to the brink – physically and mentally – so it’ll be interesting to discover how Bress and Miscellaneous Entertainment plan to fill out their ensemble cast. Stay tuned for more.
Dead Men Tell No Tales, on the other hand, will dock in theaters on May 26th. Missed this weekend’s pair of Super Bowl stingers? Don’t worry, we’ve you got you covered: Here’s the new TV spot, along with extended promo featuring Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner.