Wednesday, December 12, 2007

oh my i've been a bad blog keeper--- Sorry all, i've been very busy, preformances of twelth night are this week so I've been neglecting the site...


anyways---- here's the news:


Shock rocker MARILYN MANSON has dismissed reports TIM BURTON is to direct his forthcoming LEWIS CARROLL biopic, insisting news about the filmmaker's involvement is all hearsay. Manson is due to start filming his delayed movie, Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll, and believes the media got their reports mixed up when news of Burton making a film based on one of Carroll's novels surfaced earlier this year (07). He says, "I've read that he's making Alice In Wonderland, but my film isn't Alice In Wonderland. It's about the period in which Lewis Carroll was writing it. I've based it all around his diaries."

News Of Danny Elfman's next project, Wanted, based on the comic book from

Universal Pictures has moved the release date of its hotly anticipated fantasy-action-thriller "Wanted" from spring to summer. The film will now be released on Friday, June 27, rather than its former release date of March 28.

The film stars James McAvoy ("Atonement"), Morgan Freeman ("The Bucket List"), Common ("American Gangster") and Angelina Jolie ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith") as members of a secret society that carries out the orders of fate itself. It is the first English-language film directed by Russian visual pioneer Timur Bekmambetov, creator of the Night Watch series -- the most successful film franchise in his country's history. Based upon Mark Millar's explosive graphic novel series, the film is produced by Marc Platt ("Legally Blonde"), Jason Netter ("Painkiller Jane"), Jim Lemley ("Invincible") and Iain Smith ("Children of Men").

In making the date-change announcement, Nikki Rocco, Universal Pictures' President of Distribution, stated, "After an early look at "Wanted", we are certain that it fulfills its promise as a stunning, committed, thrilling, eye-popping vision that introduces a bold new narrative. We believe it can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the event titles of the summer and will give audiences a chance to discover a fresh new alternative. We are excited to date the film on June 27."
"Wanted" tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson.
25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut.

Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).
After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.
With wickedly brilliant tutors -- including the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman) -- Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.

Universal Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present A Marc Platt/Kickstart Production -- in association with Top Cow -- James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman in "Wanted", starring Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common and Angelina Jolie. Casting is by Mindy Marin; music is by Danny Elfman. Co-producers are Mark Millar, J.G. Jones and Chris Carlisle. The costume designer is Varvara Avdyushko; the editor is David Brenner, ACE. "Wanted's" production designer is John Myhre; the film's director of photography is Mitchell Amundsen. The executive producers are Marc Silvestri, Adam Siegel, Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber. "Wanted" is produced by Marc Platt, Jason Netter, Jim Lemley and Iain Smith. The film is based on the series of comic books by Millar and J.G. Jones, from a story by Michael Brandt & Derek Haas. Wanted's screenplay is by Michael Brandt & Derek Haas and Chris Morgan. It is directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
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Johnny's Plans for the Holidays, brought to you by =D

The Pirates of the Caribbean star - who has two children, Lily-Rose, eight, and five-year-old Jack, with girlfriend Vanessa Paradis - is looking forward to Father Christmas coming down his chimney later this month. He jokingly said: "I’ll be hanging out with the kiddies and waiting for Santa Claus." Although Johnny is looking forward to the festive period, he is not yet sure whether the family will spend Christmas in their English or French home. The actor recently revealed he considered quitting Hollywood when his daughter fell ill. Lily-Rose was hospitalised after reportedly contracting the E.coli bacterial infection earlier this year, and Johnny insists nothing matters more to him than his family. He said: "I wasn’t sure if I would be able to come back. My kids and my girl - nothing else matters in life. My kids are very grounded, not monster-like at all. We keep discipline under control."

Helena gets Pie-Making lessons, says

Helena Bonham Carter had pie-making lessons to prepare for her new film.
The actress - who plays Mrs. Lovett, a cook who uses human flesh to fill her meat pies, in musical film 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' - decided to practice making pies so she would be a more convincing cook.
Helena said: "I did have a few pie lessons.
"I love cooking although I can't say I'm a brilliant cook - but better than Mrs. Lovett. I had to learn how to make a pie. That was tricky, the whole pie making and singing at the same time."
Helena also revealed she believes her character deserves to have her own TV show and line of cookery books.
She is quoted by Britain's Daily Express newspaper as saying: "I wanted Mrs. Lovett to be a bit like Martha Stewart. She should have her own cooking show. It would be nice, there should definitely be a recipe book."
'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' is directed by Helena's long-term partner Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as the murderous London barber.
Johnny recently revealed he was terrified of singing in the film and had to take lessons from his French singer wife Vanessa Paradis.
He said: "I was more frightened than anyone, except maybe Tim Burton.
"I've never sung before in my life, so I kept it very low key and recorded a demo in my friend's garage studio. The first person I played it for before Tim was Vanessa who gave me tips on singing, since she is a singer."

Sweeney is indeed the one of the top ten films of the year (but we already knew that!)

Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" has been named among the top ten films of the year by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
Burton himself was honored with the Best Director Award for his work on "Sweeney Todd."

"2007 was an extremely exciting and challenging year for the NBR in determining the winners in the various categories," said NBR president Annie Schulhof in a release. "We screened 282 films and the diversity of these narratives is reflected in our 2007 Ten Best Films."
"No Country for Old Men" nabbed the top Best Film award. Joining "Sweeney Todd" on the list of Top Ten Films were (listed alphabetically) "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Atonement," "The Bourne Ultimatum," "The Bucket List," "Into the Wild," "Juno," "The Kite Runner," "Lars and the Real Girl" and "Michael Clayton."
Other films of note to theatre fans include "The Savages" (starring stage veterans Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney) and "Starting Out In the Evening" (featuring Tony Award winner Frank Langella and Lauren Ambrose) — both works were among the Top Independent Films.

Burton's take "Sweeney Todd" will hit movie theatres nationwide Dec. 21. John Logan ("The Aviator," "Gladiator," Never the Sinner) penned the DreamWorks/Warner Bros. film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical.
The film stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and also features Laura Michelle Kelly (Fiddler on the Roof), Jamie Campbell Bowen, Jayne Wisener and newcomer Edward Sanders. (ooh, edward cool name! =D)

What is it with Johnny Depp and Victorian Era serial killers? (because he's WONDERFUL!!!)

Six years ago the liberal Hollywood fixture played London police detective Frederick Abberline in "From Hell," a violent conspiracy theory-driven whodunnit about the 1888 murder spree of Jack the Ripper. In his newest big screen release, Depp stars as the title character in "Sweeney Todd," a film about a fictional 19th century London barber who kills his customer-victims using his barber's razor.
Pretty ghoulish stuff, of course, but according to Depp, such a monstrous character is also deserving of some empathy. Reports Tom O'Neil of the Los Angeles Times:
Even though Johnny portrays a demon barber who ruthlessly slashes the throats of innocent chaps who drop by his shop (then drop down through a trap door in the floor after getting the closest shaves of their lives), he tells us, "I love the character. He's super complex because there's a whole lot going on there. Fifty-one percent of the people say he's a madman and 49 percent say he's the original victim in the plot."
What does Johnny think?
"I belive he's a victim," he said. "I believe he's a tragic figure."

News of "Enemies" from

Johnny Depp is going gangster again.
After two scheduled projects stalled due to the ongoing writers' strike, the Donnie Brasco alum has been spared the unemployment line thanks to Michael Mann. The Oscar-nominated filmmker has recruited Depp to play one of the baddies in Public Enemies, a Universal drama about Depression-era America's most notorious criminals and the legendary lawmen who hunted them down.
According to Variety, the 44-year-old Depp and the Miami Vice director met and sealed the deal just hours before the actor's latest big-screen vehicle, Tim Burton's adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, had its Hollywood premiere Wednesday.
In Enemies, Depp will play notorious bank heister John Dillinger, whose headline-grabbing exploits made him public enemy number one in the eyes of authorities and a Robin Hood-like figure among the people.
He and his infamous fellow ne'er-do-wells, a rogue's gallery that included Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, Ma Barker and Bonnie and Clyde, were part of the great crime wave of the early '30s. To combat the violent period in U.S. history, the government empowered the FBI, under the stewardship of J. Edgar Hoover, to become a national police force.
Hoover vowed to hunt down his so-called "public enemies" with much success. Dillinger, for instance, died after being gunned down by the feds outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago's uptown neighborhood of Lincoln Park, where he was coincidentally catching a screening of a gangster movie.
Mann adapted the screenplay to Public Enemies from Bryan Burrough's 2004 nonfiction book of the same name. The filmmaker and his Forward Pass shingle will coproduce the flick with Kevin Misher and his Misher Films. Tribeca Productions' Jane Rosenthal will exec produce.
After wrapping Sweeney Todd, Depp was expected to segue into Shantaram for director Mira Nair, followed by The Rum Diary, an adaptation of his late friend Hunter S. Thompson's debut novel.
But the WGA strike put the kibosh on those plans last month.
Warner Bros. decided to delay shooting on Shantaram to allow more time for rewrites and a reworking of the budget.
Likewise, The Rum Diary was put on ice temporarily while the script awaits tweaking.
And that left the usually busy Depp with lots of free time—and that's when Mann made his move.
The helmer, whose credits include The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider, Heat, Ali and last year's feature film version of his hit TV series Miami Vice, had considered reuniting with his Collateral star Tom Cruise for the spy thriller Edwin Salt. But when Depp became available, he and Universal decided to put that on the back burner and fast-track Enemies instead.
Cameras roll on Public Enemies in Chicago in March.

'Sweeney Todd': Breathe a sigh of relief, Stephen Sondheim fans: Johnny Depp can sing, and pretty well too. Though Depp's singing voice is not close to the theatrically trained instruments of Len Cariou or George Hearn, to quote Spencer Tracy, "What's there is cherce." Depp possesses an expressive light tenor, and he growls, entices and belts it out as called for (the end of "A Little Priest" number is a highlight). He shines in his duet with Alan Rickman ("Pretty Women"), overshadows Helena Bonham Carter as the deadly Mrs. Lovett and soars in "Epiphany." Bonham Carter, thin voiced and lacking the vocal bravado of the incomparable Angela Lansbury (who played the role onstage) isn't nearly as successful, and the show's most famous song, "Not While I'm Around," suffers. But de-emphasizing the operatic nature of the score (truncated by necessity but gorgeously arranged and played) helps the star turns by Depp, Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the Italian barber. The result is an intimate, seductive "Sweeney Todd," with as much emphasis on atmosphere and personality as voice. (from Read more of the best musicals of the year, Sweeney being the best of course)

No... Say it isn't so! how could you Johnny?!?!!?

Johnny Depp's High School Musical Dreams

Johnny Depp spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of his latest Tim Burton collaboration and his first musical, Sweeney Todd.
In the interview, Johnny reveals that although he sings in the movie, the chances of him releasing an album are slim. "No! I sang once for Tim Burton and Stephen Sondheim in this movie and there's no reason for me to do it again."As for doing another singing role, Johnny asks, "Would anyone let me do another musical? That's the question!" Most surprisingly Johnny, who is the father of two kids, Lily-Rose and Jack, says that if approached he would consider joining the cast of High School Musical 3. He said, "Yeah, I'd play somebody's grandfather!"


The song may say, “Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas this year,” but the main tones at the movies this season seem to be, well, morose and dark.
Just in time for Christmas, we get “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (opening Dec. 21). In Tim Burton’s artistic hands, necks get sliced open and blood sprays with abandon.

Read about all of the other horror, dark, and scary movies being released just in time for christmas

Johnny tells

Actor Johnny Depp has issued a fierce warning to the paparazzi - stay away from my children or risk the consequences.
The Hollywood heart-throb says snappers should avoid capturing images of his son and daughter, while also revealing some camera-dodging tricks of his own.
In an interview with Esquire magazine, to hit the stands on Friday, he said: “There’s no limit to the possibilities of what I could do to the paparazzi if I catch them photographing my children.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean star tells how he cheats photographers while out and about in LA.
“You don’t go through the front door of hotels anymore, you go through the garage.
“Or you go through the kitchen of a restaurant. Some people want to think that’s cool, that’s exciting.
“But it’ll definitely make you a little weird if you’re constantly being stared at.”
However, his stream of adoring fans help make up for the inconvenience, he added. “People are super nice in the street. If they want me to sign something, that’s great, I don’t mind that at all.
“Part of the process that I’ve always enjoyed is being the observer. You know, just watching people and learning.
“At a certain point, the reversal took place. I was no longer the observer - I was being observed.
“That’s obviously very dangerous because part of an actor’s job is to observe.”
And Depp, 44, says he hopes that one day his fame will die down and leave him to get on with a normal life with his long term partner Vanessa Paradis, and their children Lily-Rose, 8, and Jack, 5.
“My definition of freedom is simplicity, really,” he added.
“Anonymity. I’m sure it will be a possibility someday again. Maybe when I get old. They get tired of you.
” ‘Didn’t you used to be Johnny Depp?’ That will be the clincher.”

The envelope,, brings us a podcast of Johnny and Stephen Sondheim

PODCASTS: Johnny Depp & Stephen Sondheim dish 'Sweeney' with us
DreamWorks unveiled "Sweeney Todd" to 700 members of the Hollywood elite tonight at the big theater on the Paramount lot, a grand fete hosted by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Stacey Snider in honor of attendees Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and Stephen Sondheim.
Listen to our podcast chats with Johnny Depp — CLICK HERE — and with composer Stephen Sondheim — CLICK HERE . (Note: You may need to hold down your computer's control key while clicking.)

Even though Johnny portrays a demon barber who ruthlessly slashes the throats of innocent chaps who drop by his shop (then drop down through a trap door in the floor after getting the closest shaves of their lives), he tells us, "I love the character. He's super complex because there's a whole lot going on there. Fifty-one percent of the people say he's a madman and 49 percent say he's the original victim in the plot."
What does Johnny think?
"I belive he's a victim," he said. "I believe he's a tragic figure."
When I asked Sondheim if he was skeptical when he heard that Johnny — who has never before sung on screen — would portray the lead in the film adaptation of his Broadway musical, he replied, "No, I've always preferred actors who sing instead of singers who act and generally I've tried to cast that way with the shows in New York. They have to be musical. They have to be able to carry a tune. They have to have a sense of rhythm.
"Legitimate voices, so to speak, can be too big for the screen, particularly this," he added. "The screen is much more intimate, a realistic medium. In order for singing to work on the screen, it has to be acted and it has to be small."

A Mrs. Lovett exclusive from


As you know, Tim Burton recently signed a two picture deal with Disney which will allow him to make a feature length version of Frankenweenie. I always wondered how Burton convinced Disney to remake his 1984 short. The story about a young boy who brings his dead dog back from the dead, is sure to pose a couple marketing challenges for the Mouse House. It’s not cute and cuddly, it’s dark and gothic. I always assumed that Burton used the “one for them, one for me” mentality when making the recent deal. Heck, Alice in Wonderland doesn’t exactly sound like his dream project. But Stop-motion-animation is a lengthy process, and isn’t exactly cheap (Corpse Bride cost around $40 million). And now I have my answer, direct from Burton’s mouth via Sci-FiWire:
“We’re going to do that real low-budget,” Burton said. “The thing that excites me about it and that will make it different is that when I look at my original drawings, there are certain things that are in those that I couldn’t get in the live action when I made the film. So I’m quite excited to try to get a certain emotion and other characters in the new version, and I want to make it a slightly bigger story.”

I think that Johnny should SO do a Burton Ballet- with Elfman Music!!!

Director Tim Burton has found the ultimate test of Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp's talents - a movie ballet.The pair have worked together in six movies to date, including 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Sleepy Hollow', the forthcoming 'Sweeney Todd' - and Burton has yet to found a skill Depp can't pick up.

He says: "Singing could be his limit. Dancing I'm not sure about. I've asked him to do a ballet next and he's not sure about that one."

Ripley? Nope... :''(

If you know the Robert Ripley story and you love movies you know that Sweeney Todd isn't the only movie "Tim Burton was born to make."
But in chatting with him about Sweeney and Ripley's Believe It or Not, it seems he's kind of over the whole project, which never got off the ground.
"I worked so long on it. After that, you kind of feel like you’ve already done the movie. I just don’t know, at this point, if I'll get to make that one."
The world, Mr. Burton, is a poorer place because of that. And I told him that. Surely there's a part in that one for Helena?

But... Another Pee-Wee?

Pee-Wee's Big Return? Paul Reubens Discusses Plans For Two Pee-Wee Films
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'I feel like the time is really ripe right now,' actor says of bringing his perennial man-child out of retirement.
By Josh Horowitz

"Being Pee-wee Herman is a good conversation starter," Paul Reubens said in a mellow deadpan about the comic creation that defined his career.
Two decades after you could say, "I know you are, but what am I?" to just about anyone and get a knowing laugh in return, Reubens still can't escape the character — nor does he really want to. In fact, it's quite the contrary, Reubens said in a rare interview last week with MTV News, as he outlined his plans for Pee-wee's future adventures.
Reubens seemed almost embarrassed at the impact of the character today. "I keep meeting people who come up to me and say they just turned their kids on to it. I get mail that just says, 'Pee Wee Herman, Hollywood.' It's like 'Miracle on 34th Street,' " he marveled.
It's been nearly 20 years since Pee-wee appeared in a feature film all his own. No one could have guessed that 1988's "Big Top Pee-wee" would be the cinematic swan song for Reubens' baby — not after the character had taken the country by storm, thanks to the groundbreaking children's show "Pee-wee's Playhouse" and the instantly quotable 1985 film "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" from a rookie director by the name of Tim Burton. Of course, life — in the form of a notorious 1991 arrest in an adult theater — had other plans.
Now, if Reubens has his way, we may be on the cusp of the return of Pee-wee in the form of two feature films starring the wide-eyed perennial man-child. "I feel like the time is really ripe right now," Reubens said. "A lot of the kids who grew up with the show are young adults. The college kids are middle-aged adults. I feel like I have enough of a built-in audience to make back an investment."
(Check out Reubens' grand plans for the "Pee-wee's Playhouse" DVD — exclusively at the MTV Movies Blog.)
Reubens said he has two Pee-wee scripts ready to go. One is an extension of the famed TV show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse," only this story would take Pee-wee and his friends outside the house for the first time. "We never really went out into what we call puppet land," Reubens recalled of the show. "And this [film] takes place out of the playhouse. I think there are one or two scenes in the playhouse in the beginning. Basically it's all in a fantasy land," he said. "It's like a 'Wizard of Oz,' H.R. Pufnstuf epic adventure story." Reubens added that the story would bring back all of the original characters from the playhouse — live-action and puppets alike.
But can the 55-year-old Reubens realistically don Pee-wee's red bow tie again? The actor said he remains confident, especially after his first appearance in character in 15 years at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards. Despite asking himself, "What in the hell are you doing?" as he stood backstage in costume, Reubens said the character "came right back" to him. Still, Reubens said he had a backup plan nonetheless for the Pee-wee movies should he not be up for the part. "My second option is to have Johnny Depp play Pee-wee," he said. Pie-in-the-sky casting or a realistic plan, Reubens insisted that he's even spoken to Depp about it, saying that the actor told him, "Let me think about it."
The other Pee-wee film, which Reubens called "the dark Pee Wee movie," is "not really very dark" and certainly not intended to be an R-rated film. "It's basically the story of Pee-wee Herman becoming famous as a singer," he explained. "He has a hit single and gets brought out to Hollywood to make musical movies, kind of like they did with Elvis. It all kind of goes downhill from there for Pee-wee. He turns into a monster. He does everything wrong and becomes a big jerk." Though he described it as a movie "about fame," Reubens insisted, "It's not autobiographical."
But there would be a wealth of autobiographical material for Reubens to draw upon. Forget the "Lindsay goes to rehab" and "Britney's back in court" headlines the public eats up today. Back in July 1991, it was Reubens who, for a time, was the most famous man in America. It was then that the performer was arrested in a Sarasota, Florida, adult theater, caught masturbating in public. The incident effectively retired the Pee-wee character then and there. The media frenzy surrounding Reubens was relentless.
Just weeks later, he made his first public appearance, in character no less, at MTV's Video Music Awards, memorably asking the audience, "Heard any good jokes lately?" Today, he recalls his nerves backstage. "I was just hoping I wasn't going to get booed. I had no idea what the reaction would be. I was optimistic, but what was going through my mind was, 'I hope they like me.' "
Reubens hasn't exactly been starved for work since Pee-wee's disappearance. His feature-film roles in "Mystery Men" and "Batman Returns" have given way to scene-stealing guest-star turns in TV shows like "30 Rock" and "Pushing Daisies." His second appearance on the latter show as olfactory expert Oscar Vibenius airs on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Reubens said his focus remains on the big-screen Pee-wee adventures. Though he said he hasn't been trying "super hard" to get them greenlit, he said, "I feel like in the New Year, I'll switch into a higher gear and see if I can move [them] forward." Unsure who to ask to direct the films, Reubens admitted he's talked to "Big Adventure" director Burton. "I have talked to Tim about one of them about a year ago. But Tim is booked. I think he would be interested in it, but he's really busy."
Still, the search will continue and Reubens remains optimistic. "I think it's really just a question of the right person coming along. I've had opportunities to do [the films] with people who didn't feel like the right people. It just takes one person."

And says this:

JOHNNY DEPP is considering an offer to star in two forthcoming PEE-WEE HERMAN movies, playing the legendary kids' character.Paul Reubens, who played Pee-Wee in TV shows and films until 1990, has completed two scripts he hopes to bring to the big screen in 2009.Reubens hopes to reprise the role himself, but admits he has also spoken to his Blow co-star Depp about taking on the part.Reubens tells MTV, "(He said) Let me think about it." Besides appearing together in Blow, the two actors are also linked through director Tim Burton - one of regular Depp-collaborator Burton's first films was 1985's Pee-Wee Herman's Big Adventure.

Other Alice news:

Tim BurtonTim Burton is known for taking risks. I mean, any guy that can deliver a film about a dude with scissors for hands and get away with it has got to know what he's doing. While the studios found the project somewhat risky, Sweeney Todd is prepping to be a smash hit, meaning it is time for Tim Burton to start looking to his next project(s).
Burton Checking in on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland While discussing Todd with Sci Fi Wire, Burton goes on to discuss what he has in mind for a live-action adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."It's just such a classic, and the imagery is so surreal," Burton said in an interview while promoting his latest film, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. "I don't know; I've never seen a version where I feel like they got it all. It's a series of weird adventures, and to try to do it where it works as a movie will be interesting." Burton will also produce the adaptation, which will use both live action and performance-capture animation. "The stories are like drugs for children, you know?" Burton said. "It's like, 'Whoa, man.' The imagery, they've never quite nailed making it compelling as a full story. So I think it's an interesting challenge to direct."


Depp terrifies Rickman with barber shop skills in 'Sweeney Todd'

Johnny Depp fears British thespian Alan Rickman will never work with him again after terrifying his co-star with close shaves in new movie musical 'Sweeney Todd'.Depp feels sure Rickman hated the experience of having the film's star at his throat with sharp razors.And he thinks he only signed up to play in the film because he thought Depp would take shaving lessons before playing the demon barber of Fleet Street.The actor says: "Having worked with sharp objects before, everything was fine until I had to shave someone. The shaving cream made me really nervous. It was the most uncomfortable moments of my life.
"I had to shave poor Alan. He really didn't enjoy it, so I'm sure, in that sense, he probably hated working with me."I didn't go to a barber shop to learn but, at the same time, I didn't really slash anyone's throat, like my character does. I've never really experienced that full on thing."And making the movie has put Depp off visiting the barber: "This is a full beard for me now, this is a lumberjack thing for me. I can definitely appreciate the fear of sitting in a barber's chair, because when a stranger lathers your face up and there are sharp instruments around your throat... it's frightening."


An HBC interview about Sweeney from
And a Burton and Depp interview also from 'Sweeney Todd' and a Jackson Family Tour
Mike Evans joins us with the weekend's juicy Hollywood gossip. We start off with a movie review of "Sweeney Todd" with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. It is a musical that really hits all of the notes, but it's a really weird movie. Depp plays Sweeney Todd who is sent to Australia for a crime he didn't commit. He is sent there by a corrupt judge who wants Todd's wife. He escapes jail and returns to London with revenge on his mind.
(site includes video) family has given me the reason to exist, says

Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp has said that his partner Vanessa Paradis and his two children have given him the reason to live.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star has two children Lily-Rose, eight, and Jack, five with Paradis.
“My family is my sanctuary. I live for them now. I finally found a reason to exist in this world, Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
There is nothing like it. I would give everything away, if I could only keep my family, he said.
The 44-year-old actor met the French actress Vanessa Paradis on the sets of The Ninth Gate in 1998.


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