By Kirk Honeycutt for Reuters
It’s 19th century London and everyone is singing, but when arterial blood sprays from the opened throat of Signor Adolfo Pirelli, you know this is no “My Fair Lady”.
Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, a savage tale of cannibalism, madness and serial murder, is now Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd”. The show couldn’t have fallen into better hands. With realistic gore replacing the stylistic bloodletting in the stage version, “Sweeney” loses some of its darkly comic tone — not a lot of laughs here except the nervous kind.
First of all, sorry for my late in add this pictures, I save it last week but totally forgot to upload it. My bad…
There’s 17 HQ pictures from Johnny at London Sweeney Todd Press Conference, last November 27.
Sweeney Todd London Press
Johnny Depp enjoyed himself in a rather bizarre manner on the set of his new movie Sweeny Todd by soaking himself in fake blood.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star recently revealed that he really enjoyed filming g ory scenes for the film, as he loved getting drenched in a red liquid.
Depp said that he found it amusing to watch the crew being hit by the red corn syrup mixture used in violent scenes.
“Everyone except me was covered in plastic. It was a bizarre sight. There’d be a countdown – three – two – one… action. Then blammo (sic), a deluge of what looked like blood! Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
It tasted kind of syrupy. It was also oily so it got pretty slippery,” he added.
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.
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.
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/
Added two new posters to our gallery. The last one is totally new to me!
Also, I updated the movies category, now you have the released year and Johnny’s characters of each movies, and a picture too.
f you’ve checked out our first Buzzmeter, you’ll see that I buck the pundit tide and boldly predict that “Sweeney Todd” will win the Oscar for best picture.
No, I haven’t seen the film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway classic yet, but I have now heard from enough viewers to feel confident that I’m making a shrewd, if recklessly early call. They’re all deliriously passionate about it — in fact, they’re as mad for it as Sweeney is for his revenge-wreaking razor — and so far it’s the only film on the scene to inspire this kind of joy.
“Sweeney Todd” does that to people, even though they’re actually rooting for a deranged chap to slash men’s throats. It’s a proven recipe for Oscar victory, tattling on Hollywood’s sick dark side. Let’s recall that the last musical to win best picture — “Chicago” — also asked viewers to cheer on characters to get away with murder.