Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I know... I'm pretty sure it won't become anything more than a rumor, I don't really see Johnny pushing everything aside to do this.
And, look! It's Helena out with her daughter Nell, so cute!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Remember those end credits in “Grumpy Old Men” that had Burgess Meredith reciting a hilarious laundry list of sexual double-entendres? Well, now I have a new favorite perverse phrase – thanks to the biggest movie star in the world.
As we all remember, Johnny Depp was announced not too long ago as the star of a “Lone Ranger” movie – but instead of playing the man in the mask, he was set to play the Ranger’s Kemo Sabe. So naturally, when I spoke to Depp recently at the premiere of his new film “Public Enemies,” I had to get a status report. My question came out thusly: “So, are you workin’ on your Tonto?”
“That sounds lewd,” he said with a grin. “Am I workin’ on my Tonto?”
Depp’s fans are well-aware of his fondness for infantile humor, and one of his co-stars in “Enemies” told me that between takes in a death scene, he and Depp would try and come up with the most outrageous slang-name for a sexual act (Dirty Sanchez, anyone?). Being no highbrow myself, we both got a giggle out of my unusual phrasing in the heat of the moment.
“Well, at one point, I will work on my Tonto,” Depp added, expanding his answer. “I think I have some pretty decent ideas.”
Read the rest of the article Here.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Watson sighs. “I admire her so much, she is so confident in herself, so happy. When she appears on the ‘worst-dressed’ list inHeat she says, ‘Who cares?’ She is comfortable with who she is. She probably has no idea how important those two or three hours with her were to me.” Watson is all emotional. You want to hug her, except she’s far too English and proper for that.
Read the rest of the article at http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk
Friday, June 26, 2009
A brave and self-sufficient warrior, 7 is the group’s sole female. A fiercely independent adventuress, she has been out patrolling the wasteland. To survive, she has adapted, finding the bones of a deceased bird and crafting her signature skull helmet. Producer Tim Burton explains why he loves 7: “7 is my favorite in terms of poses struck. Growing up on martial arts movies, 7’s got that real Bruce Lee kind of quality that is just really strong.”
Armed with a giant kitchen cleaver and half a scissor blade, the none-too-bright muscle and enforcer of the group, 8, is created to help the others physically survive the dangerous, post-apocalyptic world.
If you missed Johnny Depp on Letterman last night, here's the video of his appearance on CBS.com:
Thursday, June 25, 2009
If you're alright with spoilers, www.cc2k.us has an Alice script review, but don't read it if you want to hold out and see the movie with fresh eyes. (Frankly I don't think the author of the article was to terribly happy about writing the article, and he's not the biggest Burton fan, but it's still intriguing.)
Here's a first look at the logo for Alice in Wonderland from Collider, I'm sure it'll end up being added to and become little more spectacular, but the simple creepiness seems pretty fitting for the Burton film.
Check out 8 new clips from Public Enemies at http://www.collider.com!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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at the Premiere Tuesday.
“Johnny Depp is a very, very nice guy, I was very nervous but he was very protective of me and if you really want to know, he is a very, very good kisser.” Said Marion Cotillard.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Dark Shadows: the next Tim Burton/Johnny Depp (and most likely Helena!) Film
Source: Bloody Disgusting
The publicity juggernaut for Michael Mann's Public Enemies has thrown out this little nugget from Johnny Depp, reported over at Bloody Disgusting. Dark Shadows could be the next Tim Burton/Depp collaboration following Alice in Wonderland.
"It's happening", says Depp. "The script is very close. We'll probably attack it next year."
Dark Shadows was a show that ran on the ABC network for more than 1200 episodes between 1966 and 1971. It featured ghosts, vampires, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes, time-shifting and a good deal of melodrama, with the cast often playing more than one character.
It cheerfully plundered gothic literature and horror classics, scenes were generally in the can after a single take, and the special effects would have made Ed Wood wince. Depp has apparently been a huge fan since childhood. There was an unsuccessful attempt at a revival in 1991.
So, perfect material for Burton then, although his naysayers may point out, not entirely unfairly, that this is not exactly new territory. A camp gothic extravaganza starring Johnny Depp, directed by Tim Burton. Who would've thunk it?
Monday, June 22, 2009
Check out all of the productions that are in development that Johnny is tied to:
- Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (details only on IMDbPro)
- Caliber (details only on IMDbPro)
- Rex Mundi (details only on IMDbPro)
- The Lone Ranger (details only on IMDbPro)
- In the Hand of Dante (details only on IMDbPro)
- Happy Days (details only on IMDbPro)
- Shantaram (details only on IMDbPro)
- Untitled Johnny Depp/Alexander Litvinenko Project (details only on IMDbPro)
- Dark Shadows (details only on IMDbPro)
- Dali (details only on IMDbPro)
- Affected Provincial's Companion (details only on IMDbPro)
- Inamorata (details only on IMDbPro)
- A Long Way Down (details only on IMDbPro)
- The People's Act of Love (details only on IMDbPro)
- Sin City 3 (2012) (in production) (rumored) .... Wallace
- The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2011) (pre-production) (rumored)
Johnny Depp talks 'Pirates 4,' 'Lone Ranger,' 'Don Quixote' and The Mad Hatter
The 'Public Enemies' star is a busy, busy man and he chats a bit about several upcoming projects
The two sides of Johnny Depp are currently very much on display. On one hand, you have the restrained Depp, looking natty in a period-specific suit playing John Dillinger in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies." The other side of Depp can be seen in the newly released promotional shots from his turn as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."
"After doing something like John Dillinger, a performance where it's so restrained because of the responsibility you have to that guy, the Mad Hatter was like being fired out of a cannon," Depp tells reporters at the junket for "Public Enemies." "The Hatter was great fun and, again, it's one of those things where you're just amazed that that I'm not fired. I truly am."
In addition to his umpteenth collaboration with Burton, Depp has a schedule so busy even he doesn't know which films are coming next. After "Public Enemies," "Alice in Wonderland," the Hunter S. Thompson adaptation "The Rum Diary" and "Rango," an animated reunion with "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski, Depp's possibilities are myriad.
Anne Hathaway as The White Queen
Matt Lucas as Tweedledee & Tweedledum
Alice comes to theaters March 12, 2010.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here is an apparently "leaked" photo of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Helena as the Red Queen, though I can't say for sure if it is or if it's another fluke. It does look quite Burton-esk though...
Friday, June 19, 2009
"I am thrilled to be able to support the fund-raising efforts of the Swiss Cottage School. These kids are fantastic and the school is a magical place for learning. Last year, the fair attracted 10,000 people, locals and tourists alike and all the indications point to another Perfect Day as families flock to this fun-packed day of live music, dance, comedy, funfair, children’s farm and stalls galore. I hope you will all come and join us in Swiss Cottage and bring your friends too. The day promises to be perfect!" says Helena Bonham Carter.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Ahoy! Johnny Depp to play Jack Sparrow againBy Herald wire services
Monday, June 15, 2009 - Updated 14h ago
Johnny Depp is coming back for some more Jack Sparrow! Jerry Bruckheimer is busy working on the next installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, which may be out as soon as 2012, Perezhilton.com reports. Bruckheimer also admits he’s seen some pages of the script and can guarantee that the film will center largely around Jack Sparrow and his pirate adventures. “Disney’s priority is to get Pirates made,” he says. “That’s a great franchise for them and for us too. Beloved, with a great character and Johnny’s really excited about coming back to Captain Jack.”
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tim Burton Heads To MoMA For Five-Month Exhibition
The Museum of Modern Art will present a major exhibition exploring the full scale of filmmaker Tim Burton’s career, both as a director and concept artist for live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. The exhibition will be on view from November 22, 2009 through April 26, 2010.
“There is no other living filmmaker possessing Tim Burton’s level of accomplishment and reputation whose full body of work has been so well hidden from public view,” said Ron Magliozzi, MoMA’s Assistant Curator. “Seeing so much that was previously inaccessible in a museum context should serve to fuel renewed appreciation and fresh appraisal of this much-admired artist.”
The exhibition will bring together over 700 examples of Burton’s rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, and includes an extensive film series spanning Burton’s 27-year career. The exhibition explores how Burton “has taken inspiration from sources in pop culture and reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision, garnering him an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.”
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Don't forget to check out the Scientist on Facebook for a look into the background of the 9 movie! Here's an example of one of his entries:
Many of you have inquired about the origin of the B.R.A.I.N. acronym. In advance of my meeting with the Chancellor, I wanted to share with you the name of my creation.
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Friday, June 5, 2009
A new era in animated storytelling begins on 9.9.09. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman.
When 9 (The Lord of the Ring's Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place.
As they'll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.
6 is the group’s visionary voiced by Crispin Glover. Although reclusive and eccentric, his bursts of artistic inspiration through drawings made from his pen nib hands may be keys to help his fellow stitchpunk beings navigate their darkest hours. Director Shane Acker affectionately says Producer Tim Burton was part of the inspiration for “6”, and his physical appearance may in fact remind audiences of a character from one of Burton’s most famous films.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
After wandering in the entertainment industry wilderness for years, Sid and Marty Krofft are set to emerge with a higher profile than they’ve ever had, as Will Ferrell introduces the world to his big budget adaptation of the Krofft’s trippy 70s TV thrillride, “Land of the Lost.” There’s no time for the septuagenarian brothers to rest however, because they’re now ramping up another adaptation of one of their vintage Saturday morning kids show: “H.R. Pufnstuf.”
If the Kroffts play their cards right, Johnny Depp — who’s played beloved children’s book characters like Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the Mad Hatter in the upcoming “Alice in Wonderland” — will portray Witchiepoo.
Read the rest here.