Johnny Depp's 'The Lone Ranger' Back On at Disney | The Wrap Movies
Disney announced Thursday that it has set a release date of May 31, 2013. The picture had originally been scheduled for a Dec. 21, 2012 release.
For a few months, the big-budget movie's future was in question because Disney halted production over budget concerns.
Soon after Disney made the announcement that the project had been revived Thursday, producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted, "#THELONERANGER....and Tonto...will ride again. Excited for another adventure with Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski. Hi-Yo Silver, Away"
Larry King Is Back: Does Special CNN Interview With Johnny Depp (Video) | TheWrap TV
Larry King has confirmed on Twitter that he's returning to CNN on Oct. 16 for a rare interview with "The Rum Diary" star Johnny Depp.
"Excited to announce my next special: an interview with Johnny Depp! Airs Sunday, 10/16 at 8pmET/5pmPT," King wrote.
Soundtrack To ‘The Rum Diary’ Announced, Features Musical Contributions From Johnny Depp > The Playlist
But, as a reminder that the film is sneaking up, Lakeshore Records have announced the soundtrack, which will go on digital release just ahead of the film, on October 24th, with the physical release following on November 29th. The bulk of the tracks are the score by Christopher Young (”Spider-Man 3”), with colorful titles like “Mother of Balls,” “Rockin’ on Rooster (With My Dead Monkey’s Mother),” “My Car the Cockroach” and “Puerto Rican Piss-Off,” but there’s also a classic track from Dean Martin, and a new cut from Patti Smith, “The Mermaid Song.”
There are also four tracks which seem to feature Depp himself in some capacity: an instrumental version of “The Mermaid Song,” a duet with JJ Holiday on “Kemp in the Village,” and two tracks by JD Band, which we assume features the star, what with the initials and all. It’ll be interesting to see whether he’s bringing out his Diet Bowie warble from “Sweeney Todd,” or simply playing on the guitar, but we should find out soon enough; the soundtrack lands two weeks tomorrow, and the film will be released by FilmDistrict on October 28th.
Animated Characters Will Appear in Johnny Depp’s Doctor Seuss Biopic
During that interview Depp touched on a number of upcoming projects. Among them was the Dr. Seuss biopic, which he says will incorporate animation and live action, with Seuss’ classic characters appearing alongside human actors.
To Larry King, Depp said,
It’s something we’re developing with Seuss’ widow, Geisel’s widow. It’s a very exciting possibility, because it’s a combination of live-action and…the characters will certainly have a role.
Depp is producing and possibly starring in the film. His company, Infinitum Nihil, is developing the picture, which Universal will distribute if it actually becomes a film. Keith Bunin is set to script. Last we heard, the producers were “not ruling out animated bells and whistles,” but Depp’s comment makes those bells and whistles seem quite assured to be present.
That's like that Beatrix Potter movie where she talked to animated versions of her characters, lol.
Maybe they can make a Lovecraft bio where he summons Cthulhu! :O
Don't mind me, just making conversation. Foggy nights we've been having, eh?
Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
Review: Johnny Depp gives good Hunter in The Rum Diary - HitFix.com
"The Rum Diary" is not a very good book.
It's an early piece of work by Hunter S. Thompson, but anyone who picked it up looking for the voice that distinguished his classic work was likely disappointed. He wrote it in his early 20s, and it went unpublished until 1998. More than anything, it serves as a fascinating glimpse at a raw, unpolished talent, and it offers up some autobiographical details hidden amidst the twists and turns in the story of Paul Kemp, a reporter who moves from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico in order to kick off his career as a writer.
As a film, "The Rum Diary" is far more interesting, due in no small part to the collision of talent that it represents. First, there's Johnny Depp, whose performance as Thompson in Terry Gilliam's "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas" is positively inspired, a spooky case of near-possession where an actor absolutely channels a real-life figure. The idea of seeing him play Thompson, or a Thompson stand-in, at an earlier point on his slow slide into self-medicated madness is undeniably appealing. Then there's writer/director Bruce Robinson, whose "Withnail & I" is one of the greatest films of the '80s, and one of my very favorite British films of all time. He hasn't made a movie since "Jennifer 8," a Hollywood misfire that killed his career dead, and from the moment he was announced as the man behind the camera, this became one of those films I almost refused to believe really existed. The idea of Depp reaching out to Robinson, who was always Hunter's first choice to make a "Fear & Loathing" film, and somehow coaxing him out of retirement would be interesting enough even if it were just a straight adaptation of the book.
It's not, though. It's something far stranger and richer than that, and while I don't think it's a totally successful film, it is wholly interesting. In some ways, you could argue it's a thinly veiled remake of "WIthnail" with some bare bones detail from Thompson's book grafted onto the top of it. There are many structural similarities and even some direct character corellations. In other ways, this is sort of like what Cronenberg did with "Naked Lunch," where his film is more of a "how the novel was written" than an attempt to actually film the novel. The Paul Kemp in the film is far more Hunter S. Thompson than the Kemp in the book, and you could almost view this like Thompson's superhero origin story. It's a film about a young writer struggling to find the voice that will define him, and the moment he realizes what his calling is and we see him step up to become that writer, the movie's done.
It's a shaggy film, with a lot of weird left turns, and that's sort of what made me fall in love with Robinson the first time around...
On a Johnny Depp note, I just watched the new Pirates movie and would like my life back.
Through his drunken haze, Capone sees THE RUM DIARY as a serviceable mess!!!
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And all you POTC haters...deal with it. There will be more.The land shark wants Kemp to write a few nice stories that will help improve a big deal he's on the verge of closing, but Kemp is being fed not-so-flattering information from a broken-down former newspaper writer, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who plays a wildly convincing drunk. Robinson, who gave us such inebriated delights as WITHNAIL & I, is actually the perfect filmmaker to corral this often-messy, loud and destructive gathering of (mostly) men. With access to a printing press and a subversive streak, Kemp is forced to decide to either play for the bad guys or expose them for the leaches that they are. Of course the third choice is to abandon Puerto Rico immediately, but where's the fun in that?
This the most fun I've had watching Depp in many years. Kemp is the perfect combination of intelligence and stupidity, and the resulting film comes across as a well-crafted dark comedy, peppered with some smart insight into the deep levels of deception in the government, law enforcement, and local media. Depp isn't playing this barely veiled version of Thompson in the same way he did in FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, and to do so would have been a mistake. Thompson's cynicism wasn't nearly as finely honed when he was a younger man, and his looks were good enough that he didn't have to work quite as hard to bed a few ladies.