Capt. Jack Sparrow has been ordered to trim his sails.

Tough economic times in Hollywood mean that the fourth installment in the usually lavish 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, due to shoot this summer, will have to get by on a much slimmer booty.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Hollywood's new-found frugality is forcing everything about next summer's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' to shrink -- its budget, its shooting schedule, the number of its locations and special effects shots. That's a big deal when the producer is the famously spendthrift Jerry Bruckheimer, who's been synonymous with extravagant, over-the-top action spectacle for three decades, and whose 26 mostly mega-budgeted movies for Disney over the last 16 years have included numerous hits, most notably, the 'Pirates' franchise.
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