I updated the gallery with all the latest events Johnny attended the past couple of days. Also stay tunned cause really soon we’ll update the site with a brand new design!
- [x261] Appearances in 2011 – October 13th: “The Rum Diary” Los Angeles Premiere
- [x019] Appearances in 2011 – October 13th: “The Rum Diary” Photocall
- [x045] Appearances in 2011 – October 17th: At UC Berkeleys Wheeler Auditorium
- [x012] Appearances in 2011 – October 21st: Austin FF – Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award
- [x101] Appearances in 2011 – October 21st: Austin Film Festival – “Ther Rum Diary” Screening
- [x029] Appearances in 2011 – October 22nd: Continental Club in Austin
- [x012] Appearances in 2011 – October 22nd: “The Rum Diary” Chicago Screening
Yesterday was the world premiere of “The Rum Diary”! Johnny was there of course giving some autographs to his crazy fans (oh I wish I was there too). I updated the gallery with some photos and also added some pics of the day before when Johnny posed during the official “Rum Diary” press junket.
- [x013] Appearances in 2011 - October 12th: “The Rum Diary” press junket in Los Angeles
- [x058] Appearances in 2011 - October 13th: “The Rum Diary” Los Angeles Premiere
On October 11th, Johnny attended Haute Living art exhibit at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles:
He’s also going to appear on CNN with Larry King on October 16 at 8PM ET/11PM ET/ 2AM ET which was actually taped on October 10th so we already have some photos:
- [x015] Appearances in 2011 – October 11th: Haute Living art exhibit at Chateau Marmont in LA
- [x004] Appearances in 2011 – October 16th: Larry King Interview
The star will also produce the live action feature inspired by the life of the classic children’s book author.
Oh, the places he’ll go! It’s almost too perfect: Johnny Depp as Dr. Seuss.
Illumination Entertainment and Infinitum Nihil are developing a live-action movie about the life of classic children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel). Depp will produce the project with the potential to star as Seuss, and Universal Pictures will distribute. Keith Bunin (In Treatment) has been hired to write the screenplay.
Depp is producing with Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski, Illumination’s Christopher Meledandri and David Kennedy.
With Depp already having brought to life the Mad Hatter, Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie and Willy Wonka, the iconic Seuss seems a great fit for his chameleonic personality and recent desire to make family films. While producers say that the film is unlikely to take the fantastical CGI-coated style of Alice in Wonderland, which grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide with Depp in the lead, they are not ruling out animated bells and whistles. As some of the most popular works of all time, Geisel’s books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.
Johnny covers Vanity Fair November Issue! Yes, Johnny will cover it once again this year giving us the chance to enjoy a brand new photosoot with him! You can find some outtakes of the photoshoot plus some first scans (will post scans of the full article soon):
New character profiles have been released for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the screenplay, has spoken about writing the film adaptation of the 1960′s cult television series and gave character descriptions of the main characters.
Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) – He was an 18th century gentleman, a businessman just before the Revolutionary War, who was transformed against his will into a vampire and buried in a tomb for two centuries. After he finally emerges, uncovered by construction workers in the year 1972, he seeks out his descendants — as well as some long-ago foes and a possible lost love.
“He’s been alive this whole time and very hungry, with no idea what’s going on outside,” says screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which Burton is producing as a film.)
Barnabas is one vampire who is just as frightened of our times as we are of him, says producer Richard D. Zanuck: “Two-hundred years later, he’s suddenly walking into the town he saw being built and seeing girls in skirts, cars for the first time. It’s a man-out-of-time, supernatural horror story, but I put ‘horror’ in quotes.”
Despite his confusion, he’s still a ladies man. “In some sense he can be a terrifying killer; on the other hand, women have a weakness for him and he has a weakness for women,” Grahame-Smith says. “He can be a very well-mannered, well-meaning vampire most of the time, until his stomach is empty or someone challenges his beloved Collins family.”
Rest of the characters can be found under the cut.