Digital Playground Announces Plans For <i>Pirates II</i>

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Digital Playground is planning a September 2008 release for Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, director and company co-founder Joone told AVN.

Key players from the original Pirates will return in the sequel, including contract star Jesse Jane as pirate hunter Jules, Evan Stone as Capt. Edward Reynolds and Tommy Gunn as lead pirate Victor Stagnetti, the role that won him the AVN trophy for Best Supporting Actor – Video in 2006. DP contract girls Stoya, Adrianna Lynn, Katsuni and Shay Jordan will be in on the swashbuckling action, as well.

"The visual effects have been in production for about a year now," Joone said. "The physical shooting is going to happen this spring. That's probably a smaller part of this production. There's a lot of effects in the movie … the level of quality that we're going after is much higher than the first one."

A teaser for Pirates II is online at and will be shown on large, high-definition screens at DP's booth this week at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.

"If you've seen the first one, you know that at the end, Stagnetti dies," Joone said. "So that's part of the story of why this is called Stagnetti's Revenge.

"I think the fans won't be let down," he said. In a Digital Playground press release, meanwhile, it was hinted that "a theatrical release of a Pirates sequel" is "imminent."

For the time being, though, fans of the AVN Awards-sweeping original can keep themselves sated with it on standard DVD, HD DVD or, as just added, Blu-ray. Thus, its over two-year-long ride on the AVN sales and rentals charts is sure to keep right on sailing away.