Johnny Depp’s latest role in the blood-filled ‘Sweeney Todd’ screams ‘Oscar’ and rightfully so, it’s a fantastic movie but surely Depp has had his fill of fake blood? Apparently not as the star is rumoured to be teaming up with producer-director Michael Mann for a film based on the ‘Depression-era crime wave’.
Director Mann has been looking to create a screen adaptation of the nonfiction book “Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34” by Brian Burrough’s for a while now, with Leonardo DiCaprio previously attached. Now DiCaprio is off on Shutter Island for Scorsese, it seems that Depp is standing up to the plate.
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.
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.