Johnny Depp will return to the Pirates Of The Caribbean as Captain Jack Sparrow, five years on from the last film.
Depp, who played the boozy buccaneer in all the previous five films, is scheduled for a test shoot in the UK in February.
Insiders said the working title of the new film, being made by Disney, was A Day At The Sea.
Bruce Hendricks, who worked on the first three films, is named as the Executive Producer on the new project.
Depp first played Jack Sparrow opposite Orlando Bloom in 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
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