Javier Bardem may soon be going from Bond Villain to Ghost Pirate. While development on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been extremely slow, things are finally starting to pick up in anticipation of filming beginning in February 2015. Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) were hired over a year ago, but then word went quiet as Disney worked to bring the budget down. With Johnny Depp’s schedule cleared after he finishes Alice in Wonderland 2, production is finally set to get underway in Australia early next year. And as filming looks to begin, Rønning and Sandberg are starting to put together their cast. The first piece in the puzzle is the villain, and Bardem is the one with the offer to take the role. More after the jump.