Thursday, December 31, 2009

What Was Your Favorite Event of 2009?

Well HBC fans, it's the last day of the year 2009, and what a year it was! Between the HBC news, the release of "9", Tim Burton's Art etc., this year was truly eventful! With all of the excitement, though, we want to know what your favorite events of 2009 were, and what you're anticipating for 2010... I know what I'm looking forward to... Alice and Harry Potter!
Let us know what you think by either emailing or commenting, and we'll look at your answers and discuss them later on!
Have a wonderful New Year's, and thanks again for all of the fun and support during 2009!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

9 on DVD

Shane Acker's (and Tim Burton produced!) 9 came out on DVD today, go out and get your copy ;)

Friday, December 25, 2009


Wishing you all a very merry Christmas! Sit back and watch some Tim Burton/HBC films with your families!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mia Wasikowska Talks About Working on 'Alice'

Mia Wasikowska, who plays Alice in Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland film, discussed what filming was like and what is was like to work with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. About Johnny she says, “I think he’s so brave and smart with his choices. He can play a crazy character but still give it a core humanity which I think people can identify with." Read the rest of the article here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Alice UK Trailer and Picture

Just thought I'd post this picture that comes from the recently released trailer, if you haven't seen it yet, here's the longer, UK version:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pirates 4 Update

Director Rob Marshall says that if Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides filming happens it will "start in the summer, and we'll see. I'm excited. If it happens, it happens. I'd be thrilled. I just love Johnny and I'm excited about the genre. I would need a script first," he said. "It all comes from the script and the story. You serve the story and you find out what the story is and then you work from there. That's it, it's simple."

New Alice Trailer!

A new Alice in Wonderland trailer came out midnight last night, if you haven't seen it yet, or want to watch it again for the 50th time like me, (it's so amazing!) here it is:

Monday, December 14, 2009

Johnny Depp at Award Ceremony

Johnny Depp got the Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday at the International Film Festival in the Bahamas, see some pictures here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tom Felton Talks HBC

In a recent interview by MTV, actor Tom Felton (who plays Draco Malfoy in the Potter films) had this to say about Helena:

"I've rarely had an opportunity to work with the evil family. I'm working with Helena Bonham Carter, who's a lovely lady and also a completely scary witch when she wants to be. I'm enjoying working with adult cast tremendously."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Dark Shadows to Beginning Filming Next Fall

After Alice Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (and Helena, presumably) are to team up again for their adaption of the ol TV show, Dark Shadows, which should begin filming in September 2010.
Producer Graham King says:

"We're actually going to shoot that film next September/October with Tim Burton and Johnny. We've been working on the script a lot, even though he's working on 'Alice.' We've been given a script. John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) wrote the first screenplay. We're making some changes, but the film's going to be in production, as I say, September or October of next year."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Deathly Hallows Preview!

I'm still shaking, HBC fans, because the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer is online!!! Check it out here!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Johnny Depp is OUR Favorite Entertainer, and Apparently He's EW's As Well

You've been spotting Johnny Depp on the cover of People magazine as the sexiest star, and now you'll be seeing him on Entertainment Weekly covers as well starting December 7th! Hooray! Johnny was named one of the 100 Best Entertainers of the Decade, after being called sexiest, and receiving International Film Festival's Career Achievement award.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Frankenweenie Character Breakdown and Details Surface

For quite some time now there has been bits of talk of Tim Burton remaking his short film, Frankenweenie. Now Character descriptions and some details about the project have shown up, keeping our hope for the movie alive. The following character voices for the stop-motion movie are all aged 8-11, so no clues on, if any, adult roles yet (and if Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter will offer up their voices for the movie).

[EDGAR] A Caucasian Male 8-11 years old. Edgar is a needy little kid who wants desperately to be accepted by the cool kids in his class. Naturally a little nerdy, he gravitates to Victor and basically annoys him until he agrees to let him be his lab partner. He is more than a little gullible and is easily tricked into giving away Victor’s precious secret and unwittingly starting the whole mess with the other monsters.

[TOSHIAKI] A Japanese Male 8-11 years old. Toshiaki is the natural leader of the cool kids in Victor’s class. He is a good athlete, and an avid little league baseball player but Toshiaki has a mischievous side. He is the one that ultimately manipulates E into giving up the secret of Sparky and it is his idea to turn the other animals into monsters. He is Japanese and his monster creation is a little Godzilla lizard.

[BOB] A Caucasian Male 8-11 years old. Bob is the dumb, jockey kid. He has more brawn than brains. He follows Toshiaki and Nassor around even when it means that he has to be the one to test the home made jet pack that Toshiaki has created.

[NASSOR] A Middle-Eastern Male 8-11 years old. Nassor is the star of the little league team and just goes along with Toshiak’s plan. He is a bit more serious than the others but still doesn’t see the impending chaos when he chooses to bring his hamster mummy back to life.

[WEIRD GIRL] A Caucasian Female 8-11 years old. She has a very dark and ominous take on even the most mundane occurrences and jumps at the chance to bring some dead animals back to life.

[ELSA] A Caucasian Female 8-11 years old. Elsa is a sweet girl who likes to follow the rules and not cause too much trouble. A bit of a “goody two shoes,” she is not afraid to speak up and even corrects the teacher when he makes a mistake. She is excited about the festivities planned for the town’s Dutch Day parade and even has a solo dance number in the show.

Look for more information here as it comes out!

Johnny Depp to Receive Award

Johnny Depp is being honored at the 2009 Bahamas International Film Festival and will receive the award for Prestigious Career Achievemen, way to go Johnny!

The founder of the festival, Leslie Vanderpool, says, "There is no actor better suited to receive BIFF's highest honour, the Career Achievement Award. Johnny Depp is one of the finest actors of our generation and is, simply put, an icon. We're all tremendously excited to bestow him with this honor and celebrate his incomparable career.
"What makes this tribute to Johnny even more special is that he has a home in the Bahamas and possesses a true love and appreciation for the region and culture. This will be an amazing and magical event for everyone involved." 

The festival takes place from December 10th-17th in the Bahamas.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dan Will Bare All in Potter!

No, your eyes don't deceive you. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the boy, or should I say man, wizard in the awesome Harry Potter films will shed his robes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Read's article about it here!
So, if so many changes and twists are already making their way into the last two films, what can we expect from Helena's scenes? Time can only tell... But we hope we get info soon!

First Picture from HP and the Deathly Hallows!

This not-so-exciting picture was released by USA Today, and David Yates had this to say about the films:

“It’s going to feel very real. We’re going for a vérité approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they’re like these three refugees on the run. They’re out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don’t have a home to go to. We’re kind of pulling away from the magic a bit and bringing more reality to it.” 

Remember that HP and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 comes out November 19th, 2010, and Part 2 comes to theaters July 15th, 2011.

Tim Burton talks MoMA

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MoMA Pictures

Some new pictures of Tim Burton's art at the Museum of moder Art has shown up on the internet, here are some from

Colleen Atwood Talks Alice Costumes

The talented Colleen Atwood (a frequent costumer for Tim Burton movies) was interviewed by about her work with Tim and the costumes for Alice, saying they will be Amazing!
Read the entire interview at the link. ^^

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tim Burton at MoMA Podcast

If you're like me and on the wrong side of the country to be able to visit Tim Burton's Museum of Modern Art exhibit, maybe this will help a bit, a podcast about it:

Will Danny Elfman Compose Again For Spider-Man 4?

Director Sam Raimi is planning a 4th Spider-Man movie (hopefully with a big role for Bruce Campbell, but that's for a different blog) and we wanna know if Danny Elfman will do the music again. Unfortunately we don't know yet, when asked by MTV he says, " Who knows? Only the great gods of the movie world could answer that question. Imagine a chess game, the Greek gods moving us around — that's how it is in the movie world. Somebody's moving me about from one square to another, but I have no idea what square I'm headed to next."

We'll just have to keep waiting...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tim Burton's MoMA Exhibit Opened Today

Today was the opening of Tim Burton's venue at the Museum of Modern Art, if you're in New York go check out his art that's on display, tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, $12 for students (with ID) and Children 16 and under are free. Order tickets online:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Johnny Depp Voted Sexiest Man Alive... Again!

People magazine has voted Johnny Depp as 'Sexiest Man Alive' for the second time, as stated this 2009 issue:

Tim Burton Honored Last Night


Last night was a tribute to Tim Burton at the Museum of Modern Art to go along with the opening of his exhibit that opens Nov. 22nd. HBC, Johnny Depp, and even Helena and Tim's son, Billy Ray were there with Tim along with other celeberties and fans. Check out the rest of the pictures and a video of the event at and more pictures of HBC, Tim, and Billy at

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gallery: Tim Burton Concept Art

You can check out a great bunch of  concept art by Tim Burton for his films at including images of the aliens from Mars Attacks! and the Joker from Batman, among others.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Third Alice Poster Released!

The Mad Hatter Facebook page has released the last of three new Alice posters, this on featuring Johnny as the Hatter, Lovely!

Poll Time!

Hey HBC fans! Just a reminder that a new poll is up! Let us know what you think!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Johnny Depp's Salary for Being a Pirate

Johnny Depp will be recieving the highest salary in Hollywood for Pirates 4, 33 million pounds (more than 5 million dollars) which is more than double what other stars receive, stars like Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Harrison Ford. Johnny Depp had demanded lesser amount but with a share of gross profits, says

Friday, November 13, 2009

HBC Talks About Being Enid Blyton

Helena stars as Enid Blyton in the BBC bio pic of her life, which plays on BBC Four Monday night. She discusses her role in an article from, which you can read here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Commercial for Tim Burton's MoMA Exhibit

This is a commercial for Tim Burton's exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, isn't it so amazing and adorable?!?!:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Site Changes!

As you have probably noticed, HBCfan has made some fabulous changes! Not only can we be found at, but we're experimenting with overall visual aspects of the site! We want to know what you think, though, and we also would LOVE it if you have any suggestions! Let us know by contacting us either through email, or as a comment!

New Alice Poster

This is number 2 out of 3 new Alice posters being released by the facebook page for Disloyal Subjects of the Mad Hatter.

They need 9,000 people to like their post until they'll release the last poster, so if you have a facebook account, go join the page (if you haven't already) and like this picture!

HBC and Johnny Depp Host Tim Burton Night at MoMA

On November 17th Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter will be hosting a tribue night for Tim Burton in New York at the Museum of Modern Art to go along with Burton's exhibit.
I wish I had $5,000 to go to New York and attend, this sounds SO AWESOME!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fightclub Contest

Geeks of Doom is giving away 5 copys of Fight Club's 10th Anniversary edition, you can enter this contest here.

(To be eligible to enter you must first sign up for their newsletter, then fill out the entry form.)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wolfman Will No Longer Have Danny Elfman Music?

Danny Elfman was said to be composing the music for the new Wolfman movie, but now they're saying he's been replaced by Paul Haslinger (composed the score for the first and third Underworld movies). Officials are saying this is due to schedueling conflicts, the release date has already been pushed around a few times, and he's just not working out (some internet rumors are saying Danny has "problems with the film" but that's not confirmed.) Danny Elfman's score has already been writen and recorded and has been called “a traditional, grandly gothic effort a la Kilar’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula” by Cinemusic.
I assume we'll probably get to hear at least some of this tracks at some point, either if they leak on the internet or are possibly released by the filmmakers or put on the DVD. We'll be seeing Wolfman set to Paul Haslinger music in January 2010.



The Mad Hatter facebook page was schedueled to release some new content today, this is part 1 of 3 posts, does this image seem familiar? It's a portion of a magazine scan previously posted, so my guess is that at least one or both of the other posts is the rest of the image. The next morsel will be reviled when 7,500 people like the facebook post (3,708 after 3 hours of being posted, check HBCfanclub for the next bit of content when it comes out.)

And another Johnny Depp related poster came out today, the US theatrical poster for The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, check it out!

Dr. Parnassus comes out December 25th, 2009.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Alice Character Pictures

A new magazine scan gives us a glimse of Alan Rickman's Caterpillar, the characters all look amazing, I cannot wait for the movie!

"The full-page image comes courtesy of Deviantart user Nate Lestrange who appears to have scanned it from a magazine (I’m guessing the official zine of Disney club D23, but it’s not entirely clear) while the Caterpillar close-up, I searched out and found at the Photobucket page of NBXZero."

If you've been following the Mad Hatter Fanpage on facebook, you know they're releasing something new tomorrow, possibly a better version of this picture, or maybe a new trailer? I'm hoping maybe a clip of the a Danny elfman track from the movie, that would be amazing! We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what it is!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Johnny Depp's next role?

Sam Worthington, the previous lead to the new thriller "The Tourist", has dropped out, and Johnny Depp is said to be in negotiations to play that lead role. Apparently there has been some director swittching as well, so we'll have to see how this plays out and if Johnny will actually be in the film.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Hey all you HBC fans! Just writing in to say "Happy Halloween!" While downtown with my friends, I saw some AMAZING costumes, but only one was worthy of eternal praise! Check it out!
Thanks to the anonymous person who LIT up our day!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Have a Tim Burton Halloween!

Facebook has a new app from just in time for Halloween, send Tim Burton cards to your friends here! Halloween is almost here, and we want pictures of you dressed as your favorite Helena/Tim Burton/Johnny character! Email us your pics to, and be sure to tell us it's OK to proudly post them to the site, can't wait to see some awesome costumes, and have a great Halloween =)

New Imaginarium Clips has 7 new clips from Heath Ledger's last movie (with Johnny Depp!),  The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Here's the first, see the rest at the link.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

9 on DVD

You can get a copy of Tim Burton produced 9 on December 29th, on DVD and Blu Ray (which will be presented in 1.85:1 1080p video, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and also include D-BOX Motion Code as was offered in a handful of theaters.) 
Bonus Features:
  • U Control - Picture in Picture
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 9 - The Long and the Short of It
  • On Tour with Shane Acker
  • The Look of 9
  • Acting Out
  • 9 - The Original Short
  • My Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Shane Acker, Animation Director Joe Ksander, Head of Story Ryan O'Loughlin and Editor Nick Kenway
  • Pocket Blue App
  • BD Live  
(Info from

Monday, October 26, 2009

Poll Results!

According to last week's poll, most of you thought HBC should have had the #1 spot on Empire's sexiest people list. Similarly, many also thought that HBC was awesome and didn't care if she was on the list or not. Sadly, and to our horror, one of you was of the opinion that HBC shouldn't have been on the list! (Ah, but to each his/her own.) Thanks for answering the poll, and keep looking for new ones!

New HBP DVD Footage!

Hello all you lovely HBC fans! Earlier, we told you what the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD will include. Now, you can see exclusive clips here, so you can see what to expect!

HBCfanclub is a Featured Blog

Check it out, lovely people!

Thanks to our readers, keep being amazing, Helena fans!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Harry Potter Pictures on the Internet has some new Harry Potter galleries, with set and promo pics from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Order of the Phoenix~ check out the Order of the Phoenix photos here and the Half-Blood Prince set photos here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bill Nighy Addresses Pirates 4 Rumors

Actor Bill Nighy (Davy Jones in POTC and will appear in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) talked to Sci-Fi Wire about things he heard about Pirates of the Caribbean 4;
"I understand that there was an announcement that there was going to be a fourth, and now I've been told since that that was not a reliable announcement,
"I'm pretty sure that there will be [a fourth], I would be amazed if there weren't, given the success of the first three."

Tim Burton's MoMA Venue will Go to Australia Next

The Museum of Modern Art is hosting an exhibit containing over 700 pieces of art work by Tim Burton, and will be headed to Australia summer of next year, from June 24 to October 10 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. Check out a message from Tim at

Johnny Depp to Perform Onstage with Babybird

Reports are saying Johnny Depp will perform one show with indie band Babybird (whose music video he recently directed). He'll play on November 12th in the small London venue Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. You may know of Johnny's musical talents, playing guitar in his bands the Kids and P, can't wait for some footage of this show!

Friday, October 16, 2009

HBC voted 9th most sexiest

Harry Potter? Try Harry hotter! Helena was voted #9 on Empires 100 sexiest list, other Harry potter stars ranked too, the guys:
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)~ #24
Alan Rickman (Professor Snape)~ #8
Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory)~ #2
HBC~ #9
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)~ #3

Can't wait to see these sexy people in Deathly Hallows! =D

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Public Enemies comes to DVD December 8th

You can get your copy of Public Enemies just in time for Christmas! It's being released on a single disk ($29.98), 2 Disk Special Edition (with a digital copy, $34.98), and Blu-ray with a digital copy as well ($36.98).
Special Features:

- Larger Than Life: Adversaries
- Feature Commentary with Director Michael Mann
- Michael Mann: Making Public Enemies (Two-disc and Blu-ray only)
- Last of the Legendary Outlaws (Two-disc and Blu-ray only)
- On Dillinger's Trail: The Real Locations (Two-disc and Blu-ray only)
- Criminal Technology (Two-disc and Blu-ray only)
- Digital Copy (Two-disc and Blu-ray only)
- U Control - Interactive Timeline (Blu-ray only)
- U Control - Picture in Picture (Blu-ray only)
- Gangster Movie Challenge (Blu-ray only)
- Feature Commentary with Director Michael Mann (Blu-ray only)
- BD Live - Gangster Movie Challenge (Blu-ray only)
- BD Live - My Chat (Blu-ray only)
- BD Live - My Movie Commentary (Blu-ray only)
- BD Live - My Scenes Sharing (Blu-ray only)
- D-Box (Blu-ray only)
- IPhone APP (Blu-ray only)

Johnny Depp talks about Characters

Johnny Depp told Joy magazine:

"The person I represent must be somehow special. I was totally fascinated of John Dillinger in Public Enemies  for example. And Captain Jack Sparrow was revolutionary - a bank robber but at the same time national hero.

"My success came on its own. However, I was very lucky. For example, directors like Tim Burton fought for me when Paramount didn't want to give me the lead role in Sleepy Hollow.

"When I made the breakthrough I was regarded as the new James Dean. But the biggest compliment I ever received was the comparison with Marlon Brando. He is my idol - and was my best friend."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What ever happened to Tim Burton's Frankenweenie Remake?

It's been awhile since we've heard news about Tim Burton's remake of his short film, Frankenweenie, but Producer Allison Abbate (who is working on the new movie Fantastic Mr. Fox) assures us it's still in the works, but far off. Two years is the estimate, but when it does start filming it should be done around London, and it seems at this time that it'll be done in Black and White like the original (hooray!) and possibly in 3-D.

Pre-Order HBP!

Hey everyone! Exciting news! You can now pre-order Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD, Blu-ray, and Amazon Video On Demand! For more info, check out!
Have a lovely Helena day!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ozzy Osbourne Wants Johnny Depp to do a Biopic of his Life

Musician Ozzy Osbourne just released his autobiography, I am Ozzy, so what's next? He says:
"What's left to wish for? A number one album would be good. And to have a movie made of the book, maybe with Johnny Depp playing me - I'd like that."

That sure would be an interesting movie, wouldn't it?

Michael Sheen talks Alice

Michael Sheen talked to Parade about his role as the White Rabbit in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, he says:

"I’m doing the White Rabbit in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Everyone has an inner white fluffy animal, it’s just a question of finding it before it’s too late.”

“The White Rabbit is such an iconic character that I didn’t feel like I should break the mould too much, so I just sort of went with it.”

“The story had a huge impact on me as a child and it’s stayed with me ever since, so to be part of Tim Burton’s version is just like a dream come true.”

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sin City 3 Still in Talks

In an interview with Gerard Butler, Sin City 3 (which has Johnny Depp's name tied to it, if you'll recall) was brought up. The MTV interview says:
 "I could see myself working with Frank again," said Butler. "But, I don't know. Graphic novels are things that I wouldn't do a lot of, so I would have to really choose carefully before I did."

But one movie that the duo already discussed is a future "Sin City" installment. "At one point, he talked to me about one of the 'Sin City' [movies]," Butler explained. "And we discussed that."

He continued: "There's a kind of cool character I think in the third one, but it was all very kind of soft talk."

If Butler boards "Sin City 3" that would mean that he could star in the film opposite actors like Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, who have previously confirmed their involvement in the third movie. If we could only skip the annoying second installment.
 There hasn't been much news lately about Johnny Depp's involvment in Sin City 3 (there hasn't been a Sin City 2 released yet, so that's no surprise) but if anything comes up we'll post it!

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Posters!


Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law in French The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus character posters!
Translations: Tony the charmer, Tony the sorcerer, Tony the ambitious, and Tony the mischievous.


(click pictures to inlarge)


Want to see the details of what's going to be on the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD? Well, they're all here!

It looks like it'll have the most exciting special features yet, including: Editing with Daniel Radcliffe, Special Effects with Matthew Lewis, and much more!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What Will You Be for Halloween?

Hey HBC fans! Our favorite holiday is coming up, so we want to know what you'll be! Answer the new poll, and have a wonderful week!


There has been a lack of Helena news lately, so I'm sorry you haven't been able to get you HBC (and friends) fix from HBCfanclub, but when there's more movie news it'll be here!

But hey, it's October! If there's a time of year that SCREAMS Tim Burton creatures, Helena Hair, Johnny Depp's brooding eyes and Danny Elfman tunes it's Halloween.  And it's time for you to start working on your Halloween costume! (NO ONE is too old for Halloween!) If you're at a loss of who to dress up as, why not dress up as your favorite Nightmare Before Christmas character? How about Bellatrix or another Potter character? And there's always Capt. Jack Sparrow! When Hallows eve comes around and you put on your Burton-esk attire and gel up your hair to look like Helena's, snap a picture of yourself and send it our way, and we'll put it on the site!

Until then, you should watch some Depp/HBC/Burton movies and please your ears with Danny Elfman orchastration =)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Poll

We want to know what you're anticipating in the upcoming Harry Potter movie, check out the poll on the sidebar!

Johnny Depp is Not Dropping Pirates

Lately there have been may articles claiming Johnny Depp may be replaced as Capt. Jack Sparrow (laughable) and that he wants to quit the 4th Pirate movie, but a Disney spokesperson has siad these stories are “completely unfounded,” so look for more news about the project here, the film will hit theaters Summer 2011.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Johnny Depp directing a music video?!

This is so amazing:

Johnny Depp makes his directorial debut filming a music video on Tuesday (September 22) at Hatfield House in Herts, England.

The 46-year-old actor directed the music vid for the British indie band Babybird, which is fronted by Stephen Jones. Also featured in the vid is British actor Stephen Graham (This is England, Snatch!).
While filming, Johnny was seen slipping a noose around Stephen Jones’ neck as well as taking a few cigarette breaks.

Check out some Babybird music on their MySpace.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Geoffrey Rush is excited for Pirates 4

Geoffry Rush (who plays Captain Barbosa in the Pirates films) is excited for Pirates 4, On Stranger Tides. He says, “They’re waiting for the screenplay writers to put together something that’s beyond the trilogy, take it off into a new direction so that it’s fresh and hopefully really interesting for an audience, that they’re not going to just sausage-machine out something else, which wouldn’t be so good.”

Too many internet reports have exaggerated Johnny Depp's lack of enthusiasm about the movie, due to the loss of Dick Cook, but I believe he will follow through with the movie (that's my thoughts, other sites seem to be stretching what Johnny said about being sad to not work with Cook, but he has also said that Capt. Jack is his favorite role, and he has the most fun on the pirates set, but what do you think will happen?). Though Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are said to have turned down On Stranger Tides, which is mostly true. It's hard to tell what reports are official, most are kinda sketchy, but this is where the film stands now, return to HBCfanclub for the latest Pirate news! =D

HBC to be the Voice of Macmillan Cancer Support ad

Helena will be doing a voice over for an ad by Macmillan Cancer Support, who provieds free phone service for people with cancer. A 40 second ad will begin on October 4th and run for 2 months on TV, so listen for HBC on your TV, and we'll try to find a video of the commercial for the site when it comes out!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


New Helena poll, check it out on the side bar, we wanna hear your opinion!

Burton and Harrhausen

Wanna see Tim Burton interviewing Ray Harryhausen? I knew you would, follow this link:

Harry Potter Ultimate Editions Trailer!

Hey all you HBC fans! Well, as you all know, Helena is a HUGE part of the Harry Potter series, and so, on a related note, we thought you'd like to see the trailer of the Ultimate Editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! It shows some amazing bonus features including: the original screen tests of the trio, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes commentary, and MUCH MORE! Check it out here!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Johnny May Drop out of Pirates 4??

 If you haven't heard, Mr. Dick Cook has left the disney family after working there for 38 years, which has made Johnny Depp consider dropping out of Pirates 4, he says: "He said, 'I'd like you to hear it from me before you hear it from someone else or read it. He said today was my last day. He didn't give me a reason."

Cook was the reason Johnny got involved in the Pirate movies in the first place, "He said, 'We're thinking about doing this 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie, I said I was in. This was before there was a script or anything."

About doing the 4th movie:
 "There's a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment. It was all born in that office."

When his decission is revieled, you'll see it on HBCfanclub right away.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tim Burton Inspired Photo Shoot

Tim has inspired, and did a cameo in, the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar, check out these pictures from

Helena's next role? reports HBC is in negotiations to play Britain's Queen Mother in The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper. Pirates of the Caribbean star, Geoffrey Rush, and actor Colin Firth are also attached to the project. 
Firth says, "The film takes place before she took on the cuddly Queen Mum mantle, when she was much younger, making Helena ideal. This was when her husband - then the Duke of York - was going through the Abdication crisis and had to prepare himself for public speaking."
The movie should be filmed in London late this year and released late in 2010.
More information will be posted when it's released!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Half-Blood Prince on DVD

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray discs featuring the theatrical film and special features, standard DVD disc featuring the theatrical film, and Digital Copy of the film) for $35.99, 2-disc Special Edition DVD for $34.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98 on December 8th, more details at

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Pictures! has a gallery of stills from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, here are a few:

See them all at the link above.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

9 Featurette

The offical 9 facebook page has added new videos, including a 9 featurette that you can see here.

You can also checkout 9 TV Spots, trailers, and clips at their page.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Good 9 Review

I liked this review of 9 from

"Computer graphics have become a staple of modern cinema. Few movies are released without CGI, and many recent computer-animated films — such as “Wall-E” (2008) and “Up” (2009) — are favorites of our generation.
As a fan of this expanding medium, I find it disappointing that computer animation is never featured in action and horror movies. For this reason, it was a thrill to watch “9,” which finally introduces the computer-animation genre to a more mature audience.
“9” is an absolutely gorgeous film full of suspense, and the animation makes it possible for the creators to include sequences that would be impractical with live action."

Finish it at the link above.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We want to hear from you!

There is less than a week left to vote on our poll, and we want to know, what do you want to see on HBCfanclub? More graphics, contests, fan art? Or something else? We ask if you'd comment on this post with any changes or additions you'd like to see, because we want to make the site better for you! And if you ever have and complaints, compliments, or comments you can email them to and we'll get back to you quickly.

And don't forget that we're looking for fan art, so if you have any original pieces that are HBC, Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, or Johnny Depp related, we want them!

We hope to hear from you!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tim And Johnny in Anaheim!

So we knew that Tim Burton was going to the D23 Expo today, but I didn't know that Johnny Depp would show up! AND he was dressed at Capt. Jack! WHAT?! And Disney released the title of Pirates 4, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

LA Times Blog reports the excitement:
As 5,000 fans jumped to their feet, the star emerged in full character, with his bleary ballet of the forever besotted Jack Sparrow.
Cracking wise about rum he also said he'd like a little snack -- that nice frog named Kermit who had been on stage earlier and "probably tastes like chicken."

I wish I had been there... If you were lucky enough to be at the expo please comment with your experience! And if you're sad for missing out like I am, go ahead and voice your sorrows in a comment as well, maybe it will make you feel better...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Contest Winners!

We'd like to congratulate the winners of the 9 Movie Contest!
Cris.. Lovett :)

If you're name is up there, check your email! If not, we still loved your entries, please try again in any future contests we may have!

We're aiming at posting the winning entries and some honorable mentions this weekend, so be patient!

Thanks for participating, Helena Fans!

Thanks! News, Reviews

Hey all, I just wanted to continue to thank everyone who entered the contests!  We received some stunning art, some witty poetry, and many other fantastic entries!  For those who entered almost every contest... we take our hats off to you!  
As far as other site related news goes, we expect to have a fan art page in which we will post the entries from the contest (with entrants permission) and other fan art you wish to send in!  We hope to get that up and running fairly soon, though we are quite busy!  
If you haven't already seen the new poll, check it out!  Remember that there's a new poll about every 1 to 2 weeks!  Think you have a good poll question?  Send it in!  We'll review it, and you might just see your question on the site!  
Overall, this has been a fantastic week.  We got great contest entries, have new plans for the site, AND I was fortunate enough to see 9 on the opening day with my site partner (read her review here.)  I thought it was absolutely brilliant, the animation was revolutionary, and the voice talent was perfect!  I would encourage you all to go and see it if you haven't already, and if you have, send in your reviews to be posted on the site!
Have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!

Pictures From Anaheim!

Exciting news for people going to the Disney D23 Expo tomorrow (Friday), Tim Burton will be there at 11am!
And here are more Alice photos from the event (I'm thinking I'll probably come across some more soon, so check back soon):