PIRATES of The Caribbean could be delayed for weeks thanks to one monkey.
The multi-million dollar film is due to start shooting on the Gold Coast in February but could now see delays as one of the main characters, a monkey named jack, could be held up in Quarantine.
Australia’s strict quarantine laws poses a threat to the film as any foreign animals entering the country are subjected to intensive examination and placed in quarantine for a month.
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Producers have contacted Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and asked for a one-time relaxation of the rules.
No decision has yet been made as to whether Jack, the offsider and pet of captain Hector Barbossa who has starred in the past four films will be pushed through quarantine in time for filming.