According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are teaming up for what is being dubbed a “comic book movie,” and they’re bringing their daughters with them.
This week, Smith will start principal photography on Yoga Hosers, an action-adventure movie that will star Depp, his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith.
The movie is Smith’s follow-up to Tusk, which premieres at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and is the second installment in Smith’s True North trilogy of movies that are steeped in Canadian myths and culture. In fact, the entire cast of Tusk is returning for Hosers, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein. New to the cast are Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey and Jason Mewes.
Hosers, written by Smith, centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Depp) to fight for their lives with, according to the producers, “all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.”
Smith, a comic book geek who has written titles for Marvel and DC and who once wrote a Superman movie script, said he considers this his entree into the comic book movie genre. “People always ask me ‘Are you ever going to make a comic book movie?’ ” Smith said. “This is it — but instead of yet another dude saving the day, our antiheroes are the most feared and formidable creatures man has ever encountered: two 15-year-old girls.”
Said StarStream CEO Kim Leadford: “The timing couldn’t be more perfect as so many production companies are struggling to find content to fill a serious void in the market of female superheroes and antiheroes. And it’s pretty exciting to have their dads making the film with them.”
The first official teaser trailer for Johnny’s upcoming action-comedy crime film, ‘Mortdecai’ has been released by Lionsgate a few days ago, and it looks really fun! A poster for the film, three production stills as well as captures from the trailer have all been added to the gallery. Be sure to check them out! And if you have not already, visit the official site of the film.
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum and Paul Bettany, Mortdecai is released in cinemas February 6th 2015.
‘Transcendence’ has been released on Blu-ray about a month ago, so today I have added 582 Blu-ray screencaptures of Johnny as Dr. Will Caster to our gallery. I thought it was a great, enjoyable, thought-provoking movie that deserved much more credit than the critics gave it. And what did you think of the movie? Let us know in the comments!
Everything in modern filmmaking is making the transistion from analog to digital: sound, editing, visual effects, cinematography. And soon, maybe even our movie stars.
That’s how it looks in the new poster for “Transcendence,” the upcoming science fiction thriller with its roots in the real theories of how man and machine may someday come together. Depp plays Dr. Will Caster, a brilliant scientist working towards the singularity — or what he calls “transcendence” — where computers become so advanced they can perfectly replicate or even exceed the capacity of a human brain.
When an anti-technology activist shoots Dr. Caster to derail his research, his wife (Rebecca Hall) insists on making him the first subject of the experiment. But her efforts to keep his intelligence alive after his body dies creates a new and unpredictably dangerous form of life.
“Transcendence” marks the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, who is the Oscar-winning cinematographer of Christopher Nolan’s films “Inception,” “The Prestige” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy. And while his film takes place on the edge of the technological frontier, Pfister still prefers to do some things the old-fashioned way. Pfister has always insisted on shooting with film and not digital cameras.
“Transcendence” open[s on] April 18.
Finally, the first trailer for Johnny’s upcoming movie project Transcendence was revealed on YouTube. Feel free to check it out on our website below on this post. To my mind the trailer looks pretty interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie.
The first official images have arrived online for Transcendence, the directorial debut from Wally Pfister, giving us a first look at Johnny Depp and some of the rest of his assembled co-stars.
The new film casts Johnny as an expert in Artificial Intelligence, whose life’s work is to create a sentient machine capable of human emotion.
An intriguing line of work then, but a controversial one, and it isn’t long before Johnny’s character is targeted by anti-technology extremists.
However, their interference only serves to provide the final piece in the jigsaw, as Depp himself undergoes the “transcendence” that finally brings his work to fruition…
The new images give us a look at Johnny’s character both pre and post transcendence, while also giving us some idea of the visual aesthetic Pfister has gone for. Shiny sci-fi goodness, ahoy!
Co-starring Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Paul Bettany, Transcendence will open in the UK on 25 April 2014.
Keith Richards will once again step into the boots of Captain Teague, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.
The Rolling Stones musician is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow’s father in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
‘After months of talks, Keith has signed on to rejoin Johnny Depp in this fifth Pirates film,’ a source tells MailOnline. ‘Cameras are scheduled to start rolling in October. Also, Christopher Waltz may plan villain Captain Brand, MailOnline has learned.
Keith has appeared in two previous Pirate films: 2007′s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and 2011′s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In 2012 the rock god said the chances of him coming back to the movie franchise were good. ‘I spoke to Johnny a couple of weeks ago and he said, “Are you up for another one?”‘ he offered.
At the time, he was not able to confirm his involvement. ‘I can leave it at that because I know no more, but I do have the costume!’ he added. Keith was cast in the Pirates films after Johnny admitted the musician inspired his flamboyant portrayal of Jack in the original Pirates of the Caribbean, which was called The Curse of the Black Pearl and came out in 2003.
In this new installment of the Disney franchise – which is set for a 2015 release – Jack and his team are in search of The Trident, which Keith’s Teague holds valuable information to. The villain this time is Captain Brand, a ghost that wants the Trident so he can get his revenge on Jack. Brand believes Jack turned his brother Eric into a pirate, which led to his death.
MailOnline can exclusively reveal that Christopher – best known for his turn in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 hit Inglourious Basterds – is interested in playing Brand, but no commitments have been made yet.
Also in Dead Men Tell No Tales, Jack becomes enchanted by Barbosa’s daughter, Carina Smyth.
She’s a beautiful woman in her late 30s who is called a witch by some but is really an adept astronomer.
‘She falls for Jack as their adventures keep them together, but he rebuffs her advances in fear of angering Barbosa,’ script notes obtained exclusively by MailOnline reveal.
Carina has not yet been cast, but Geoffrey Rush is a go to reprise his role as Barbosa.
Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are set to director from a script by Jess Nathanson.
Producers include Johnny and his older sister Christi Dembrowski, as well as Jerry Bruckheimer.
It’s through the looking glass again for Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska, who are now officially set for “Alice in Wonderland 2.”
Disney made the announcement on Friday following months of speculation. Johnny and Mia will reprise their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively, in the sequel that was once tentatively titled “Into the Looking Glass.” (Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” received an 1871 sequel called “Through the Looking-Glass,” both of which were used as inspiration for the 2010 movie directed by Tim Burton.)
Burton won’t return to the director’s seat for the sequel, however, instead being replaced by James Bobin, who co-created “Flight of the Conchords” and directed 2011′s “The Muppets.” The script should feel familiar to fans of original, as “Wonderland” scribe Linda Woolverton (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King”) will pen the sequel as well. No plot details have been revealed.
Disney set a Memorial Day 2016 release for “Alice 2,” making it the first movie to nab a spot during that coveted weekend. The only film already set for May 2016 is an untitled Disney/Marvel release.
The 2010 original, co-starring Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway, became a box office behemoth, despite mixed reviews. It marked the sixth movie to earn more than $1 billion worldwide.
Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book” also received a release date on Friday. The Jon Favreau-directed project will bow on Oct. 9, 2015.
Whoever happened to be walking by an East End street on Wednesday may have been shocked to see the 50-year-old actor bouncing off the hood of a vintage Rolls Royce after the car sped down a cobblestone street and apparently struck him.
The dramatic sight was all staged—as he was filming a scene for his new action-comedy, Mortdecai.
No word whether Depp received any bumps or bruises from the stunt, but he certainly looked good performing it.
The Lone Ranger star has transformed himself once again for his latest role—this time dying his hair blond and donning a rather Dali-esque mustache to play the film’s titular debonair art dealer, Charlie Mortdecai. He was dressed elegantly in a three-piece suit, pink shirt with a white collar and a blue tie along with a long black winter coat.
So this is why Johnny Depp has gone blond! We got our first good look at Johnny in his new film, Mortdecai, which is currently filming in London. The new photo shows Johnny walking with Paul Bettany, whom Johnny had previously starred alongside in “The Tourist“.
The film follows an art dealer, Charlie Mortdecai, as he hunts for a stolen painting that is said to hold a secret code that can lead to a Nazi gold stash. The film is based on the popular Mortdecai Trilogy, which was written by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Johnny’s new project also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, and Olivia Munn.