The first really good look of Johnny Depp as Barnabas has been released by Vanity Fair for the upcoming Dark Shadows movie.
When push comes to shove, having someone like Johnny Depp, who brings in billions of dollars in box office money, tends to get the studios to change their minds in regards dropping a proposed movie or giving it the go ahead. Case in point – The Lone Ranger. While it will be very strange to see Depp playing Tonto, Disney has announced it is going ahead with plans to produce the Lone Ranger movie.
Press Release Sam Sarkar is proud to announce that his latest title, THE VAULT, is being adapted for film by Graham King’s GK Films and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil. Based on the comic miniseries created and written by Sarkar (Caliber: First Canon of Justice), illustrated by Garrie Gastonny (Senior artist at Imaginary Friends Studios, Warren Ellis’ Supergod) and edited by Dave Elliott (current Editor-in-Chief of Benaroya Publishing), THE VAULT will be produced by Johnny Depp, along with Infinitum Nihil’s president, Christi Dembrowski, as well as Graham King and Tim Headington from GK Films. Sam Sarkar is repped by Jon Levin
Fans of the ’70s television movies The Night Stalker, might be interested in the news that Johnny Depp’s production company has teamed with Disney to take the Darren McGavin series and turn it into a movie. Originated by Darren McGavin, Kolchak was the dogged journalist first seen in the 1972 telepic (where he hunted a killer who was draining the blood of beautiful girls on the Las Vegas strip) and later in the ABC series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Kolchak’s investigations always seemed to lead him to the doorstep of vampires, zombies, werewolves and aliens. For its time, it was
Gore Verbinski’s take on The Lone Ranger rides into theaters on December 21, 2012, according to H’wood. The film stars Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger, and Johnny Depp as Tonto, that Verbinski describes as “a sort of Don Quixote told from Sancho Panza’s point of view.” December 2012 will be a busy month for movie goers as The Lone Ranger will be released around the same time as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Life of Pi. via SuperHero Hype
According to Variety, The Social Network’s Armie Hammer is in negotiations to play the Lone Ranger in the upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer adaptation. If hired to play the man behind the mask, Hammer will join Johnny Depp who has been hired to play Tonto. The Lone Ranger script is by Justin Haythe, while the movie will be directed by Gore Verbinski. via Variety
After seeing the latest trailer for Rango, the only thing I can say is “wow”. A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it. The animation looks totally great, and the story appears to blend elements of the Brave Little Tailor, High Noon, Support Your Local Sheriff and others in a quirky animated movie. Rango arrives in theaters on March 4, 2011.
Hermes Press has announced it will host a Dark Shadows panel at the San Diego Comic-Con that will feature information on the upcoming Johnny Depp/Tim Burton film adaptation of the popular monster soap opera. The panel, Dark Shadows: The Classic Series, The Comic Books & The Upcoming Film celebrates this ground-breaking TV show with a presentation discussing the past, present and future of the series. Join Jonathan Frid (vampire Barnabas Collins), who will make a special appearance by video, Lara Parker (Angelique), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans/Josette), Jim Pierson (Dan Curtis Productions) and Daniel Herman (Publisher, Hermes Press, currently publishing
Gore Verbinski has a new animated film coming our way in March 2011, and the first teaser poster gives us an idea of what may be in store for viewers. It’s the story of a chameleon with an identity crisis, though with the flowery shirt Rango is wearing, and the desert setting, there’s a vibe of Fear and Loathing in there somewhere. via First Showing
Even though Christopher Nolan hasn’t committed to direct the next Batman movie, and even though a script isn’t ready (to my knowledge), UK’s Telegraph has already named the next two characters to appear in the franchise – and you’re going to need to prepare yourself for who has “already been cast”.
I’ve just started reading Rex Mundi and it is pretty interesting. The story is set in Paris, where magic is real and the Catholic Church never lost its grip on power. Apparently the characters and stories presented in the graphic novels was enough to attrack the attention of one Johnny Depp who will star and produce the film through his Infinitum Nihil productoin company. Scribe Jim Uhls, who wrote the screenplay for Fight Club will write the screenplay based on the comic book. “It’s a noir-ish ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ” Uhls says. “There are murders and a mystery,