Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Jonah Hill Explains Transformers Slip and 21 Jump Street PlansGiven the choice between Transformers 2 and an update of an oldJohnny Depp TV show, it's pretty obvious which option most of us would take. But Jonah Hill is clearly not like the rest of us-- for more than just the obvious reasons-- and recently turned down a sidekick role in the Transformers sequel to executive produce and maybe star in a movie version of the late-80s TV show 21 Jump Street. The choice left us with a lot of questions, and hey look! MTV Movies has some answers! Hill seems to have avoided getting a big head in the wake of Superbad's success, and figured, as far as Transformers went, he had a bit more proving to do in comedies first. “I'm not proven yet,” he told MTV. “I've only been in one movie that people have seen that I've been the lead in so like, um, I could still suck in people's minds, they don't know yet!” Fair enough. He's probably exaggerating how much of an impact he would have on Transformers-- after all, Shia LaBeouf would still actually be the star-- and you figure he would have been playing pretty much the exact same role he did in Superbad, just modified for a PG-13 rating. But still, that's a nice sign of humility from an actor who could be expected to have gone the “Forget y'all, I'm famous!” route by now.
And as for that Johnny Depp retread? Hill may be helping you rest easily when he says “If it doesn't turn out funny, I promise we will not make it.” Now the only question becomes what exactly comes under Jonah Hill's definition of “funny,” (he was in Strange Wilderness, after all) and whether or not the powerful people who will make money off of this movie would actually let him pull the plug. Like Hill himself said in the earlier paragraph, he's not that special yet.
Jonah Hill hasn't really hit a backlash yet, even though he seemed to be everywhere last summer. With an attitude like this one, he may avoid one altogether. I may come to eat these words, but for now at least, he seems to have his head on his shoulders. Even if 21 Jump Street still seems like an insane idea for a movie.
A collection of Burton music--this CD is not composed of the same versions of the music by Danny Elfman, Howard Shore (Ed Wood) and Stephen Sondheim, that we're familiar with. Instead, these are new recordings of those pieces, played by the City of Prague Philharmonic--will be available in the UK on June 16th, 2008, and in the US on July 7th, 2008.
A list of the tracks:
1. Main Titles – Sweeney Todd
2. No Place Like London – Sweeney Todd
3. A Little Priest – Sweeney Todd
4. Johanna – Sweeney Todd
5. Christmas Eve Montage – The Nightmare Before Christmas
6. The Piano Duet/Victor’s Piano Solo – Corpse Bride
7. End Titles – Sleepy Hollow
8. Themes - Batman
9. End Titles – Batman Returns
10. Main Title/Ice Dance – Edward Scissorhands
11. Finale – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
12. Beetlejuice - Beetlejuice
13. Breakfast Machine – Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
14. Main Title – Ed Wood
15. Mars Attacks! – Mars Attacks
Sweeney Todd Region 2 DVD 2 disk set was released today in the UK; the extra features are:
- Behind the scenes featuring: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
- Musical Mayhem: Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (featurette)
- Sweeney Todd is Alive: The Real History of the Demon Barber (featurette)
- Sweeney's London (featurette)
- Recreating Fleet Street (featurette)
- Grand Guignol: A Theatrical Tradition (featurette)- Sketchbook (a look at the creation of sketches of the story)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
regarding his remake of the television series 21 jump street.
Will Danny Elfman do the score to a new broadway musical about Houdini? It sounds far fetched (and awesome!) but it was mentioned in an interview with David Yazbek by http://lohud.com
"He has been announced as the lyricist for a Broadway-bound musical about Harry Houdini - with a book by Spy magazine founder Kurt Anderson and a score by Danny Elfman, to be directed by Jack O'Brien - but he can't confirm that."
read the rest of the interview at the link.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Acker's spooky 9 (pictured below) casts mute figures made of burlap in a post-apocalyptic scenario. The 11-minute stop-motion film caught the eye of Corpse Bride director Tim Burton. With Burton's backing, Acker is now making a feature-length version of his mutant doll fantasy for Focus Features.
A few links to articles about 21 Jump street:
Jonah Hill Hopes For Johnny Depp Cameo In '21 Jump Street' Film
Jonah Hill In 21 Jump Street
‘21 Jump Street’ Lands On The Big Screen
Jonah Hill Finds New Address: 21 Jump Street
Planned '21 Jump Street' Revival Brings Jonah Hill Closer Than ...
A lucky girl met Johnny story from http://www.wiscnews.com
By TERRI PEDERSON/Staff Reporter
A sixth-grade student got the chance of her lifetime on Tuesday when she met Mayor Tom Kennedy. Oh yeah, and she met Johnny Depp as well.
Depp was in Beaver Dam for the filming of his role as John Dillinger in "Public Enemies." Kennedy had already visited the movie scene and happened upon Emily Valle as she was playing with about half a dozen of her friends around 6:30 p.m. downtown.
"I already met Depp at the hotel," Kennedy said. "I was at the hotel earlier and then I went to Madison. When I got back to town, I noticed that they were still filming."
Kennedy said he had just dropped his wife off to get her hair done when he walked downtown and came across the children.
After introducing himself to the youth, the talk about Johnny Depp began. The youth wanted to come with him, but Kennedy felt they would all be turned away if he brought them all along. He chose Valle to walk with him to The Rogers, whihc had been transformed into the Congress Hotel where Dillinger had been arrested in the 1930s.
Valle called her mother and got her permission to follow the mayor.
"She spent about two hours by the hotel with me," Kennedy said.
Not only did she get to spend time with the mayor, but she also got to meet Johnny Depp.
"Johnny Depp shook hands with me and he asked my name, and I said Emily," Valle said.
Depp autographed a slip of paper and told her, "It's a pleasure."
Valle exited the interview by telling Depp that he was a good actor and thanking him.
Friends at school have asked Valle about the meeting.
"I say that he's pretty nice," Valle said.
The autograph is now in the hands of Valle's teacher who is laminating it for her.
For the rest of us, we'll have to wait 'til the summer of 2009 for ther next dose of "Public Enemies," when the movie comes to the theaters.
Friday, May 16, 2008
The US TV show that made Johnny Depp famous is making its way to the big screen, under the watchful eye of comedy star Jonah Hill, according to reports.
Depp found fame playing baby-faced police officer Tom Hanson in 1980s undercover cop series '21 Jump Street' when he was just 24.
The role helped him land parts in movies 'Cry Baby' and 'Edward Scissorhands', which catapulted him to Hollywood fame.
'Superbad' star Hill will serve as the new film's executive producer and script writer, and will be joined by the original series' co-creator Stephen J. Cannell, according to EW.COM.
Depp's camp has yet to confirm if he will consider a cameo appearance in the film.
Dragons Stage and Theatre School is holding auditions for their production of Sweeney Todd, more information here.
The cast to another production of Sweeney has been announced, this showing is to open this october get to know the cast at http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com
An update on the Danny Elfman Ballet with Twyla Tharp and elfman music titled "Rabbits and Rouge," a new American Ballet Theatre piece at the Orange County Performing Artscenter. Tharp had a Broadway hit when she teamed with Billy Joel for "Movin' Out." Lightning may strike again (ocpac.org; Aug. 6-10).
More at http://www.latimes.com
The Edward Scissorhands ballet is running for two weeks (from May 29th) at Sydney Opera House
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HBC in a new movie?
|Harry Potter Stars To Appear In CinemaNX Films|
Variety reported CinemaNX, a new film financing and production venture bankrolled by the Isle of Man, has revealed its three new projects. Two of those projects will be Heartless and Wild Target whose cast will include stars from the Harry Potter films.
Heartless, an urban horror movie written and directed by Philip Ridley, will star Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacoeur) and Timothy Spall (Wormtail), along with Jim Sturgess and Noel Clarke. Wild Target, a “hitman caper” produced by Martin Pope and Michael Rose of Magic Light Pictures, will star Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and Bill Nighy.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Is "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johnny Depp looking for buried treasure on Seattle's nightclub scene?
Specifically, is he interested in buying the Crocodile Cafe?
Several Seattle blog sites have been circulating a rumor that Depp plans to buy the Croc, which abruptly closed in December.
"It's going around the streets of Seattle like wildfire that Johnny Depp is going to buy the old Crocodile Cafe and make it much, much cooler (and hotter) than it ever was before," read a posting on Seattle-based Culture Mob.
Sound far-fetched? It probably is.
Laura Miller, the agent representing the Crocodile, reacted to the Depp rumor with surprise.
"Well, that sounds exciting," she said Monday. "I'm not aware of that."
Miller was tight-lipped when pressed. The Crocodile's owner, Stephanie Dorgan, has instructed her not to say much to the media about the storied Seattle nightclub.
"What I can say is that I've not spoken to (Depp), and I'm not aware of (a sale) being a possibility."
If Depp were to buy the Crocodile, it wouldn't be the first time a celebrity bought at stake in a Seattle club. Actor John Corbett ("Northern Exposure," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") was once a co-owner of the Fenix Underground and occasionally bartended on Wednesday nights.
Perhaps helping to fuel the rumor, posted on several Seattle blog sites, is that Depp recently sold his share of the Viper Room, the Hollywood nightclub where his friend, actor River Phoenix collapsed and died in 1993.
But it's the Viper Room's new owner, Pink Taco founder Harry Morton (whose father, Peter Morton, founded the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), who hopes to open Viper Rooms in other cities, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Could the Crocodile be among them? Again, it's a stretch.
Depp, who lives in France with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, owns a vineyard north of Saint-Tropez. Depp also owns a Paris restaurant and bar with Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall.
According to the Washington State Liquor Control Board, there are no pending liquor license applications for the Crocodile. In March, Groupee Venues Inc., a privately held, Seattle-based Internet software company, withdrew its application for a "spirits, beer and wine restaurant and lounge license" at the site.
Seattle clubgoers continue to obsess over the fate of the Crocodile, where such famous bands as R.E.M., Nirvana, Hole, the Beastie Boys and many others performed.
"I think it had a nice long run," drummer Jason Finn of the Presidents of the United States of America said in March, adding, "There are plenty of places to play. No one there was really happy as far as I could tell. My friends who worked there forever had kind of this haunted look."
In another twist, the Crocodile is among the Seattle clubs that would likely need a costly fire-sprinkler system if it were to continue to operate as a nightclub in its current configuration. Washington State clubs have until December 2009 to install fire-suppression systems. Check out our original story on the subject from 2006.
Public Enemies Filming wraps up in Columbus, Ohio
Goodbye, Johnny: Area filming of "Public Enemies" wraps up today
By Jen McCoy, Daily Register
COLUMBUS — Johnny Depp hung from Cher Limle's earlobes Monday during filming of "Public Enemies."
Limle stood on the corner of South Charles Street with a "Pirates of the Caribbean" backpack that held a cross-stitch of Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Fanning out the cloth, other Depp fans did a double-take at the realism of the embroidery.
"From across the street I thought she was holding up a photo," said Craig Rohloff of Columbus.
Depp's image was on Limle's earrings, T-shirt and lapel buttons. She plans on framing the cross-stitch to hang on her wall at home in Appleton.
"It took me six months to do this," Limle said. "I have been a fan of his for 20 years because something about him really captured me."
Limle was at the Columbus filming in March and in Oshkosh last month, but was not able to get a good look at Depp. However, only about 40 people showed up to watch a bordello scene shot at 314 S. Charles St. on Monday, so Limle had an easier time seeing her favorite actor in the flesh.
Michael Mann is the director of "Public Enemies," which is expected to be a summer 2009 blockbuster. Depp plays 1930s gangster John Dillinger, who in scenes shot Monday visited the bordello with his gang members Martin Zarkovich (played by John Michael Bolger), Homer Van Meter (played by Stephen Dorff), John "Red" Hamilton (played by Jason Clarke), and Pete Pierpont (played by David Wenham).
The gang was welcomed into the bordello by a bank teller named Anna Patzke (played by Emilie de Ravin), as a couple dozen onlookers leaned on a Columbus police squad car with cameras in hand.
The film crew will be in Beaver Dam today and return to Columbus tonight, according to Adam Boor, location scout for "Public Enemies." Depp should also be in town for the scene, Boor said, although which scene and what time the filming will begin was not released.
Filming in Wisconsin likely will wrap up this week before film crews head to Chicago to shoot through the end of June.
Pastor Paul Schupmann and Pastor Paul Hirsch, both of St. John's Lutheran Church in Juneau, watched quietly from a driveway across from the "bordello," actually a home owned by the Posers.
"It's interesting and fun to be here as a gawker," Hirsch said. "I have three girls who are 'Pirates of the Caribbean' heads."
Asked if the filming will make it into the Sunday sermon, Schupmann said he could try.
"I could see all the people in the crowd coming to see Jesus, and all these people coming here to see Johnny Depp," Schupmann said.
Hana Poser, granddaughter of Mary Poser, was inside the home during filming.
"It's really busy, and I have been pointing them to where the bathroom is," Poser, 21, said.
Dick Mortimer, who lives a few houses away from the Poser residence, was Columbus School District administrator until 1985.
"When they (the film crew) were here before (in March), I probably had 250 to 300 people on my lawn," Mortimer said.
The most social and frequently seen staple on set was Vinnie Jae, a standby painter for the film. Jae, a tall and friendly figure to the crowds, biked from one location to another with a paint bucket in his bicycle basket. He was painting the white wheels to black on the period cars, and dusted them with "effects dust" to give the illusion of a well-used automobile.
Jae is also a magician on set who can paint anything to satisfy the director.
"Say we don't want this street to be South Lewis Street, we want it to be Jae Street. I can do that. If the flowers aren't yellow enough, I can do that," said Jae, of Ojai, Calif.
Ron Dewoskin of Madison watched his 1932 Buick 90 Series get black wheels and a coat of dust. He resembled a nervous father in a delivery waiting room.
"I could cry," Dewoskin said, at the sight of the mint car's dust job.
Dewoskin, who was also in Madison for the filming at the Capitol last week, said he got instructions from his wife about Johnny Depp.
"I saw him from about 30 or 40 yards away, and my wife wants me to be sure to invite him to dinner," Dewoskin said.
A crowd of 30 people followed the cast back to Water Street at lunch to catch a signature wave from Depp. Actors Stephen Dorff and John Michael Bolger signed autographs and posed for pictures with the public, as fellow actor Christian Stolte took photographs of the crowd. After an hour and a half, Depp emerged from his trailer, stood up on the running board of the black sport utility vehicle and waved. As he sat in the back of the tinted car, he rolled down the window and waved at the line of people on Water Street.
"It was worth the wait," one woman sighed.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Johnny has Depp feeling for Donleavy classic tale
By Barry Egan
Sunday May 11 2008
IN at the Depp end? I should hope so -- for JP Donleavy's sake at any rate.
Depp, who has long been mooted to play the lead of drunk, no-good rake, Sebastian Dangerfield, in JP's depraved literary classic, is believed to be flying over from his home in France with his wife, Vanessa Paradis, for an informal meeting with JP at his farm in Westmeath.
There is also talk of a party -- possibly an all-night one attended by Ginger Man devotee Shane MacGowan, and his lovely muse cum angel-heart, Victoria Mary Clarke -- which, given the sensuous subject matter of the book, doesn't sound beyond the realms of possibility.
JP and Johnny might even get round to signing a deal.
Being a ginger man myself, I'll drink to that.
- Barry Egan
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Rumormonger Says Johnny Depp’s Buying the Croc
Someone named Shilo Urban at Seattle-based CultureMob claimed yesterday that:
It’s going around the streets of Seattle like wildfire that Johnny Depp is going to buy the old Crocodile Cafe and make it much, much cooler (and hotter) than it ever was before.
Apparently Seattlest isn’t in touch with "the streets," cuz we haven’t heard a thing.
Or maybe we’re just not hanging with the right drunks.
This is from several unreliable sources, some of whom were at least partially inebriated at the time of bean-spillage. It’s a juicy one though, and Seattle would LOVE it to be true, am I right?
Or maybe because someone named Shilo Urban thought name-dropping Mr. Scissorhands would drive traffic to the Mob site.
If our amazing powers of cynicism are accurate, Johnny Depp’s interest in the former Crocodile Café starts and ends with shameless self-promotion.
Yeah, it’d be swell if Depp were down with Seattle club ownership. It’d be swell to see the Croc open again. But it’d also be swell if it hit 80 dry-sky degrees this weekend.
A fan paid £45,000 to be an extra in Public Enemies; the whole story from http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/
Depp fan pays £45,000 for movie role
Friday, May 9 2008, 10:49 BST
By Beth Hilton, Entertainment Reporter
The unnamed bidder won an auction for a non-speaking role in the film, which revolves around the FBI's attempts to catch bank robber John Dillinger (Depp).
The fan will spend a day on set in the Chicago area later this month.
Cash from the charitybuzz.com auction will be donated to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, a human rights organisation.
Charitybuzz.com CEO Coppy Holzman said: "We are thrilled to have been able to raise so much money for Robert's wife Ethel Kennedy and The RFK Memorial."
The auction, which runs until May 14, also includes a tour of the Desperate Housewives set and the chance to meet Will Smith at the premiere of his new film Hancock.
Harry Potter Goodies From The Leaky Cauldron.org and SnitchSeeker.com
New High Res Photos from "Order of the Phoenix"
New Order of the Phoenix behind-the-scenes promos
Johnny Depp's half brother, Daniel, is going to publish a novel.
LONDON: A British literary agency says actor Johnny Depp's half brother Daniel will publish his first novel.
"Loser's Town" follows a private detective called in when a Hollywood star begins receiving death threats.
MBA Literary Agents Ltd. said Friday that Daniel Depp struck a deal with Simon and Schuster to publish the book in the United States and Britain early next year. Canadian rights have been acquired by Penguin and French rights have been sold to Presses de la Cite.
Depp is a scriptwriter and producer. He splits his time between France and California.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Detales at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com.
Enter To Win Tickets at http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/2008/05/get_blagging_no.html
(entry link at the bottom of page)
~Speaking of the Burton family, they were spotted out walking in Hampstead.
Photos by PacificCoastNewsOnline.com.
One more below.
~Another Enter To Win; Sweeney Todd DVD and razor (no, It's not a super cool single balde like in the movie, it's a panasonic, I know it got my hopes up too!)
~A Sweeney Todd review by http://www.recordonline.com (braodway version, not Burton/Depp/HBC, sorry) at the link.
That's All For Tonight, But Remember to Watch Out For All Of Those Nasty Ankle-Bitter Gnomes Out There!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
It's powered by a Chevrolet 350 motor and there are no doors
Burton's Batman car for sale
Yeah so your shiny new Audi is pretty cool, but does it really turn heads as you cruise down the street, vying for attention against souped up Corsas with spoilers the size of Denmark and more fluorescent lights than a Shanghai strip club? In a word, no. What you need is the Batmobile.
Handily, that's exactly what you can get, as one of the original five motors used in the Keaton versus Jackson gothic classic directed by Tim Burton has gone on sale on eBay. This is Batmobile number five of five made, and featured in the first Batman movie. Originally owned by Warner Bros, any new owner will have to sign a contract and "some other legal items" regarding the car, which is a whopping 20 feet long and eight feet wide. Parallel parking should be fun then.
It's powered by a Chevrolet 350 motor and there are no doors - only the sliding canopy as seen in the movie. Cool.
We would look into the claimed 54 miles on the clock (check the clutch pedals, it could have been 'round the clock' once), but then it's hardly a motor for the school run.
Hit the link to eBay if you're interested, but prep the wallet first - the starting bid is a joker-tastic $500,000, with a 20% deposit due within 48 hours of the sale.
Public Enemies Is Currently Filming In Madison, Wisconsin.
NIU student cast as extra in upcoming Depp flick
Northern Star had the opportunity to sit down with Kaitlin Zordan, a senior biology major who was cast as an extra for the Chicago-filmed “Public Enemies,” starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Channing Tatum. The film is set for release in July 2009.
Northern Star: How did you hear about the casting call?
Kaitlin Zordan: My roommate’s mom told us about it about a month ago. She said that they were looking for extras for a new Johnny Depp movie being filmed in Chicago, and I was in!
NS: What was the audition process like?
KZ: Well, we had to wear a black dress and pumps. After the long wait, it only took about 10 minutes. We took a head shot and filled out an application with weird questions about our hobbies and things. One of the questions even had fire eating as an example.
NS: Were there any strange requirements?
KZ: Not really. I mean. the only requirements were that we be shorter than 5’9" and under a size 10 dress. Oh, and you have to be able to cut your hair.
NS: Really? Does that worry you? What if they shave your head?
KZ: If that is the price to pay to meet Johnny, I’ll do it! I’d do anything to meet him, even if I look like a boy in my graduation cap ... it would be totally worth it.
NS: What is the movie about and what scene are you in?
KZ: “Public Enemies” is set back in the 1930s during the prohibition time period. It is about the gangster John Dillinger. I’m in the ballroom scene and the biographer’s scene. I think I got my part because of my dance experience growing up, but tap, jazz and ballet are not exactly ballroom. They say that the ballroom scene is important, so I just hope that it is one that Johnny is in.
NS: How long will you be on the set?
KZ: I will be there one day for rehearsal, one day for costumes and three days of filming.
NS: Will you be paid?
KZ: Yeah, we get $65 for eight hours, and then time-and-a-half after that. I don’t really care if I get paid or not. I’ve never been around a movie set or anything, so this is a really cool experience for me.
NS: Have you had to sign anything swearing you to secrecy about the film?
KZ: Not yet, I really don’t know anything about it, but I will probably find out more when I go in around May 23.