Tuesday, June 30, 2009

the latest RUMOR! and little Nell!

This is the quite a rumor that's going around: Johnny Depp to play Micheal Jackson in upcoming biopic?!?!
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!

"9" Movie Posters

Io9 has released all of the character posters for Burton produced "9":

Monday, June 29, 2009

Johnny Depp cast as Tonto in 'Lone Ranger'


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

Emma Watson talks about HBC

As well as learning from the directors, a whole raft of Britain’s finest thespians have passed through the Potter portals, including Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and John Hurt. But Watson’s two major mentors have been Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter.Recently, Watson went round to Bonham Carter’s house to talk through a scene where her character, Bellatrix, becomes Hermione after taking polyjuice. Bonham Carter wanted to know everything about Hermione, to get the role right, and as Watson admits, “I am a Harry Potter lexicon.” She also found Bonham Carter’s advice incredibly useful. Both actresses started young and are not traditionally trained. “I don’t come, like Dan [Radcliffe], from a very actorly family, so I was Bambi in the headlights – I never had anyone to guide me,” explains Watson. “I hadn’t been to Lamda or Rada, and I had a chip on my shoulder about it. But Helena said I don’t need to get trained: she taught herself, read Chekhov, books, theories, and she prepares herself so deeply for every role – the more you know about a person, the more you move intuitively.”

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

Meet "7" and "8" and see Johnny Depp's Letterman appearance

The Character "7" from Burton Produced 9

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.”

And "8":

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

Johnny Depp on the Late Show

Johnny Depp is on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight to talk about Public Enemies, 11:35 on CBS!

9 Scientist

If you've been following the 9 Scientist on Facebook, you'll know that he talks about project B.R.A.I.N (Binary Reactive Artificially Intelligent Neurocircuit) and the Chancellor. This poster was posted this morning with the caption: "More of these posters are finding their way onto the streets these days... I find this image quite inspiring." Learn more about the story of the Scientist at Facebook.com/9Scientist and explore his lab at www.9Experiment.com.

Alice and Enemies

Disney released the official Alice in Wonderland website (it's not as fabulous as it should be.) Go check it out, but there isn't a whole lot to explore, hopefully they'll be adding to it soon.

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

More Exclusive 9 Pictures from RocketXL

New, exclusive "9" content at HBCfanclub courtesy of RocketXL .com

"These exclusive images show additional detail of the character "6" from the movie 9. You can see a closer view of his striped-fabric construction and burnt yarn hair, as well additional detail including his feet and pen-nib hands."

Back View of "6" Character

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Public Enemies Premiere Photos

Public Enemies premiered yesterday at Mann’s Village Theatre in Westwood, CA.

Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard
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.

New Public Enemies Pictures

From http://geeksofdoom.com

Public Enemies hits theaters July 1st.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One more Alice Picture

Mia Wasikowska as Alice

Dark Shadows and Harry Potter

Behind the Scenes of Harry Potter
check it out here: http://www.destructoid.com/
(Photo Gallery and Video)

Dark Shadows: the next Tim Burton/Johnny Depp (and most likely Helena!) Film
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Dark Shadows Next For Burton and Depp?

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?

Owen Williams

Another Alice Picture

Mia Wasikowska as Alice

Monday, June 22, 2009

Johnny Depp, oh how I love you.

Alright, so on top of upcoming Rum Diary, Dark Shadows, Pirates 4, Don Quixote, and Lone Ranger (among others), and the release of Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Mr. Depp says he's interested in portraying The Riddler in the possible Batman 3 (YAY!). IMDB just can't keep up, Johnny! But HBCfanclub can :)


Check out all of the productions that are in development that Johnny is tied to:
  1. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (details only on IMDbPro)
  2. Caliber (details only on IMDbPro)
  3. Rex Mundi (details only on IMDbPro)
  4. The Lone Ranger (details only on IMDbPro)
  5. In the Hand of Dante (details only on IMDbPro)
  6. Happy Days (details only on IMDbPro)
  7. Shantaram (details only on IMDbPro)
  8. Untitled Johnny Depp/Alexander Litvinenko Project (details only on IMDbPro)
  9. Dark Shadows (details only on IMDbPro)
  10. Dali (details only on IMDbPro)
  11. Affected Provincial's Companion (details only on IMDbPro)
  12. Inamorata (details only on IMDbPro)
  13. A Long Way Down (details only on IMDbPro)
  14. The People's Act of Love (details only on IMDbPro)
  15. Sin City 3 (2012) (in production) (rumored) .... Wallace
  16. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2011) (pre-production) (rumored)
Add Batman 3 to that list!

Johnny Depp talks about pirates, Lone Ranger, Don Quixote, and Alice


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

Monday, Jun 22, 2009

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in some 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie or other

Credit: Disney

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.

Read the rest HERE

New Extended 9 Clip

Wonderland Pictures Post revised

I missed two pictures on the last post, and I may also have been mistaken in saying that these pictures were leaked. I've seen a multiple sources saying the pictures of the Mad Hatter, The Red and White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the stills were officially released by Disney yesterday, but then other sources say they have leaked. Whichever the case, this is pretty much what the Wonderland characters are going to look like! Enjoy!

Anne Hathaway as The White Queen

Matt Lucas as Tweedledee & Tweedledum

And Again, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and HBC as the Red Queen:

Also, the last post didn't really clarify this: these pictures have surfaced displaying the scenery and look of Wonderland, and a look at Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit. I can wait to see what Christopher Lee looks like as the Jabberwock and Alan Rickman as the Caterpiller!

Alice comes to theaters March 12, 2010.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tim Burton's Wonderland

Go to www.usatoday.com for an interactive look at Burton's Wonderland and:

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

A Perfect Day with HBC

Helena opens ‘A Perfect Day’, a street festival in aid of Swiss Cottage Specialist School for children with Special Needs on Sunday 13 September 2009 on Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW8. Doors will open at 12.30 and Helena will kick off proceedings on stage with the support of some of the children from the school.

"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.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Pirates 4


Johnny Depp.

Ahoy! Johnny Depp to play Jack Sparrow again

By Herald wire services
Monday, June 15, 2009 - 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.”

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tim Burton at the Museum of Modern Art


Tim Burton Heads To MoMA For Five-Month Exhibition

by Peter Knegt (June 10, 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.”

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Look at the World of 9

Photo Gallery: A few pictures explaining the setting

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.

The B.R.A.I.N. is a:


Wish me luck before the meeting.

- The Scientist

Friday, June 5, 2009


Concept art for 9: the Machine Seamstress from http://io9.com

MORE photos of Johnny Depp filming Rum diary in Puerto Rico on http://www.theinsider.com

Exclusive New 9 Pictures and Information!

This post begins a stream of new, exclusive information about Tim Burton produced "9", direct from rocketxl.com! Keep checking back for more new content and updates.

About 9:

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.

THE PREQUEL BEGINS, on facebook! The “9 Scientist” Facebook page will begin
the journey into the back-story of the “9” film, while allowing you to actively
participate in the development of the prequel story. Read
his inner most thoughts,
ideas and
inventions: http://www.facebook.com/

Terminator Salvation TV spot with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Johnny Depp in H.R.Pufnstuf Adaption?!?

Sid and Marty Krofft Eyeing Johnny Depp For ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’ Adaptation


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.