The London press day for Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd was held today. Set to open on Christmas, Sweeney Todd stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Sasha Baron Cohen.
IESB’s Andy Duke attended the roundtable interviews with Burton, Depp, Carter and Rickman and had a few interesting quotes to share. Complete transcripts are coming soon but here are the highlights!
Check out this new clip with behind-the-scenes clips and scenes/interviews with the Sweeney Todd cast–Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and director Tim Burton.
Sweeney Todd will open nationwide on December 21st.
Circle Monday, December 3rd on your calendar in red . . . because that’s when the long-awaited premiere of Tim Burton’s SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, starring Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as his confederate Mrs. Lovett, will take place! Honoring SWEENEY TODD’s Broadway roots–the film is a faithful adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-Award-winning musical–the premiere is scheduled to occur in New York City at the Zeigfeld Theatre, at 8 pm.
Added scans from Japanese magazines Roadshow and Screen, from December and January.
The Hollywood Reporter calls Johnny Depp “the latest A-list actor to fall victim to the Writers Guild of America strike” in a story headlined “Depp in play as strike delays two films.” That doesn’t mean that Johnny will be toplining a stage production any time soon (although the idea is not without charm); “in play” means that he is currently free–not committed to any film that’s shooting soon–and that studios can hope to entice him to sign on to a new project that would film in early 2008. The Zone sincerely hopes there are some interesting projects out there with completed shooting scripts and an intriguing role that would be perfect for Johnny Depp, and that Tracey Jacobs’ phone is ringing right now.
About the two Depp films put on hold, the Hollywood Reporter says, “The actor was scheduled to film SHANTARAM–Warner Bros. and Initial Entertainment Group’s adaptation of the Gregory David Roberts novel–in the winter, but that project has now been postponed. Among the reasons the film has been delayed is that the script was not in the shape the filmmakers wanted; the current strike prohibits any revisions. Budgetary concerns also were a factor. Sources said SHANTARAM’s budget was heading north of $75 million, outside the studio’s comfort zone for the drama set in India and Afghanistan.”
As for THE RUM DIARY, it has also been “put on hold,” says the Hollywood Reporter. “Bruce Robinson, whose 1987 comedy WITHNAIL & I gained a cult following, was adapting and directing. THE RUM DIARY, loosely based on [Hunter S.] Thompson’s experience working as a freelance journalist in Puerto Rico in the late 1950s, is in the development stages. Depp had planned to make the film after SHANTARAM.”
I found 2 new pretty old photoshoots and added to the gallery.
I added 27 wonderful scans made by Lady Fatale from The CelebrityCity board for a LifeStory special edition.
Life Story – Special Keepsake Edition
Thanks to Lú from DeppLovers, I have added some goodies from Sweeney Todd.
There’s new stills and scans from Playbill in the gallery.
Also, four awesome audio files from the movie. I created a subsection for this ones, and added lyric from My Friends (short edition) and Johanna. You can check it here, but be aware with the spoilers, because Epiphany and My Friends (full edition) has a lot of them.
Why is he sexy? For starters, there’s his quirky style (he lives in France, dresses like a rock star, is not afraid of a little eyeliner) and his devil-may-care spirit (didn’t take a single singing lesson to prepare for his role in the upcoming musical Sweeney Todd). Most of all, there’s something heart-melting about how gaga he is for his gaggle – daughter Lily-Rose, 8, and son Jack, 5, his kids with longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. “Suddenly you meet your reason to live,” Depp, 44, told London’s Daily Mail about being a father. “They make me happy.”
I totally forgot to post this before. I received a email last night from the awesome Casey Stone, from Paramount, allerting about the Official MySpace from Sweeney Todd. If you have a MySpace profile, be sure to add as your friend and enter to win a chance to meet Johnny Depp at the Global Premiere!
Also, there’s great stuff for downloading at official ST website.
There’s, also, more pictures to be added here, including official ones. And you can download the official trailer here (need quick player in order to watch):
Be SURE to visit the official Myspace. I don’t have a profile, but I’m running to make my own, just to use those incredible ST skins! \o/