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The Official Website for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has a new look and has been updated. Click here to check it out.
I’ve also added a small page with more info on the movie. View it here
The BBC reports that Johnny Depp is being courted to star in a film about a drug addict who turns his life around after living on the streets of Wrexham. “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and King Kong star Andy Serkis will direct the movie.
Shooting of Addict, based on the best-selling biography of writer Stephen Smith, is to start this summer.
Mr Smith said he was in talks and hoped to sign up “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Depp “within three weeks”.
The 61-year-old writer said the film will be all about his life as a young man addicted to amphetamines who drifted into crime and ended up living on the streets of Wrexham for a few months.
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According to IMDb.com, Johnny Depp is set to reprise his acclaimed role as journalist Hunter S. Thompson in the sequel to his first 1998 hit Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
The follow-up, entitled The Rum Diary, is based on Thompson’s very first novel, which journals his career and personal escapades in the 1950s Puerto Rico.
Depp will be executive producing the feature.
Thompson shot himself to death at his secure compound in Woody Creek, Colorado, on February 20.
Arsi has sent me this link which has an early review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. WARNING: Might contain spoilers (I’m not reading myself, I like staying spoiler free!)
Some people have e-mailed me about comments not appearing. I was getting bombarded with over 200 spam messages, a day, and I had to install a very high spam protection control, but, it’s not perfect and it will block actual comments sometimes. I’ve modified it a bit, and hopefully it won’t delete any more comments.
It is reported that Johnny Depp is to act as producer on the film version of Nick Hornby’s new book ‘A Long Way Down’.
Variety reports that Depp will share production duties with Graham King (‘The Aviator’, ‘Traffic’) and David Heyman (the Harry Potter films).
‘A Long Way Down’ tells the story of four people who meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help themselves get through the holiday period.
The book was published this week.
Added new pictures to the gallery: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Promotional Stills (HQ), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Wallpapers, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Posters, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Behind Scenes and Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Behind Scenes
Empire Online caught up with British actor Bill Nighy, who stars as planet builder Slartibartfast in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and asked about his upcoming slate.
Nighy said that his character Davy Jones will very much be the villain of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and possibly Pirates of the Caribbean 3.
“I am a very, very, very, very bad man and I am there to make people suffer in all new ways, in ways that you won’t have seen before,” he smiled. While staying mum on how that will be done, he did reveal that “I have a boat and I have a crew, and they are really evil buggers.”
He added that his character will have quite a bit of help from the effects wizards at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). “I’m so computer generated that you might have trouble spotting me. You’ll know it’s me, but you might have to check the credits afterwards,” he laughed.
Read full entry, there are some news about Underworld: Evolution there aswell, in case you’re insterested in the movie. (Bill played Viktor in Underworld)