Month: September 2011

Johnny Depp in his Undies in New Rum Diary Poster

The Run Diary is going poster crazy as last week, the film finally put its star Johnny Depp front and center on its movie poster. The first one-sheet featured mini rum bottles spelling out the words The Rum Diary. Now, the latest poster release has Depp at the end of a room in utter dismay, greeting the day in his boxers.

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Rum Diary at Hampton’s Film Festival

Things are looking up for the long-delayed literary adaptation The Rum Diary, Johnny Depp’s second run at writer Hunter M. Thompson. Whenever a movie sits on the shelf for long, it starts to small a little. But while FilmDistrict did not take the film to early fall film fests, they have booked it as the opening of Elvis Mitchell’s Film Independent series at LACMA and will play the upcoming Hamptons Film Festival. The 19th annual Hamptons International Film Festival runs from October 13 to October 17.

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Exclusive New Dark Shadows Pics – Burton & Depp’s latest Gothic effort

Empire was on set, and learned a little about the 1972-set film version. The story focuses on Barnabas Collins (Depp), who was transformed into a vampire by a jilted lover (Eva Green’s witch Angelique) way back in the 1700s and buried. He’s just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller’s Roger – despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood.

Said screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, “Tim and Johnny took a long time explaining exactly why it had to be 1972. 1969 was too early and 1973 was too late. 1972 is right at the time when the hippie movement and all its peace and love is dying out and being replaced by this me-me-me generation in the ’70s who are all about showing their wealth and having everything.”

There’s also good news for those who didn’t love Alice In Wonderland’s 3D – this will be firmly 2D. Says producer Richard Zanuck, “We discussed this quite a bit. We didn’t want to be categorised as another 3D extravaganza, because this isn’t. We have action sequences, but mostly it’s interaction between characters, and that’s where the humour and the story come from.”

Dark Shadows is out on May 11, 2012, and you can read more about it in the new issue of Empire, out in stores this Thursday.


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‘The Lone Ranger’ might return to life at a lower budget

So far nothing has been officially announced, but this sounds like  we might get an official statement within the next few days.

Director Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer managed to bring the budget down to $215 million, a figure that’s palatable enough for Disney in these uncertain economic times, with John Carter and Oz The Great and Powerful presenting more than enough big-budget risk for the studio right now.

The process of bringing down the budget involved Depp, Verbinski, and Bruckheimer renegotiating their contracts on the film. More importantly, Verbinski overhauled the actual production budget in order to reduce the figure while also retaining the blockbuster spectacle that audiences expect from a reunion of the principal figures behind the the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies…..

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Thanks to Ginny for the news!

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Johnny Depp’s true ‘Dark Shadows’ vampire revealed! — EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

Behold the real visage of Johnny Depp’s vampire from Dark Shadows!

As you can see from this cast shot, Depp’s bloodsucking pater familias Barnabas Collins actually borrows heavily from the aged-little boy look of original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid — not that anyone would be happy to see this guy show up as your prom date either.

Still, this official First Look may reassure those die-hard fans of the original series, memorably offbeat ABC daytime drama about a vampire whose extended family are bedeviled by ghosts, witches, and other gothic woes.

Depp, who fought for years to make this movie, is one of those fans. “I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins,” the actor says. “Even then, at that age, I knew — this has got to be weird.”

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New pic of Johnny and Ricky Gervais

Strange but true…

With the format rights to Flanimals, The Ricky Gervais Show, An Idiot Abroad and The Office syndicated around the world, I am now so rich that I am able to hire Johnny Depp to carry my penis for me wherever I go.

A bit too keen there Johnny… I haven’t even got it out yet. Ha ha ha. Ha. Ha ha ha ha ha LOLBWOTI (Laughing out loud but wanking on the inside)

And now a couple of Depp movie/knob related puns;
Dongy Brasco

Thank you.
Even stranger but true…


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The Rum Diary Russian Poster

More release dates:

USA 28 October 2011
UK 4 November 2011
Hong Kong 24 November 2011
Norway 25 November 2011
France 30 November 2011
Finland 2 December 2011
Netherlands 22 December 2011
Sweden 20 January 2012
Turkey 30 March 2012

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