You know, you can find the craziest things in Japan. A plethora of Godzilla figues, video games based around spanking, great sushi, and even scans of Japanese Warner Bros. press schedules which apparently have the next Burton/Depp collaboration on Dark Shadows listed for a winter of 2010 release.
Vampires have never been more popular than they are right now due to the phenomenon known as Twilight and shows like HBO's "True Blood", but the granddaddy of all soapy vamp themed stuff has always been Dan Curtis' "Dark Shadows". A feature film re-imagining of this famed series may be even closer than we thought.
Johnny Depp is one busy guy these days! Along with playing the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland and committing to yet another Pirates film, according to Variety, his production company Infinitum Nihil has acquired screen rights to the Nick Tosches novel In the Hand of Dante.
If you can give Tim Burton anything, it’s that he gets his actors to wear some pretty ridiculous things in the name of his art. Take, for example, this candid shot of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter from Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland adaptation. Not what I expected, for sure.
Some good news came down regarding Tim Burton’s upcoming unnecessary re-interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland; Crispin Glover has joined the cast as the Knave of Hearts according to THR!
I wonder if there will come a time where Tim Burton and Johnny Depp just admit they’re the same person. I know it’s true, I’ve seen Burton shape-shift into Depp and vice versa, but the public at large just calls me “crazy”. What's my point? Oh, right, the long-proposed Dark Shadows movie...
Ah ha! Finally it has happened -- the inevitable casting of Burton regular Helena Bonham Carter in his latest film, Alice in Wonderland. I knew I should’ve gone to Vegas to get a bet on the timing of this announcement; I could be a very rich man right now.
Oh, like we didn't all guess this was going to happen the moment Tim Burton's name was thrown into the mix.
It's been almost a year since it was first announced that Johnny Depp was working on bringing the 1960's supernatural soap opera "Dark Shadows" to the big screen, and since that announcement all has been very quiet about the project.
Know how you can tell when a project has staying power? When decades after its release people are still talking about it.
As I’m sure you know by now, Marilyn Manson is making a movie called Phantasmagoria. Personally I couldn’t be happier, especially considering the subject matter; Alice in Wonderland scribe Lewis Carroll. Manson has already cast model Lily Cole in the Alice role and himself as Carroll, but there’s one more casting coup he hopes to accomplish before filming starts in France in two weeks:
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring the voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emliy Watson, Tracy Ulman Directed by Tim Burton