Johnny Depp has not yet signed up to the fifth 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' movie.

Screenwriter Terry Rossio has entered his first draft of the film - without Ted Elliot, who wrote the first four scripts - to Disney, but lead actor Johnny has not currently agreed to star.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "It boils down to story, script and filmmaker. It's not something where I would say, 'Let's shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012. We should hold off for a bit.

"They should be special, just like they are special to me."

The first three films have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide, and the fourth instalment 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' is soon to be released.

Johnny also confirms he has not seen the latest script, but is not averse to taking n Captain Jack Sparrow for the fifth time.

The latest version of the project stars Penelope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush, and was directed by Rob Marshall.