Wally Pfister has become famous as Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer, but he’s making the leap to director with a film called Transcendence. We’ve known little about the movie beyond the fact that Johnny Depp will play the lead — one of three scientists — and that the story has a sci-fi bent as one of the characters ”creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness.”
Now we know that the script — in at least one recent draft — features “themes of singularity, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.” There’s more — some really specific stuff about Depp’s role, in fact — but because the info could be construed as spoilerish, you’ll find it all below. Read More »
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Disney has released a new trailer for Disney’s The Lone Ranger. Gore Verbinski directs Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Ranger in a version of the classic American western storyline that puts Tonto as the real mastermind of the pair. This footage isn’t much, but it gives up a bit more of Tonto and the Ranger than did the teaser, as it shows Depp’s enigmatic character talking Hammer into his mask. Read More »
Tim Burton’s 2010 3D version of Alice in Wonderland was a unexpected mega hit for Disney, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. Its success is credited with kickstarting the ongoing trend of live action adaptations of fantasy/fairy tale classics such as Mirror Mirror, Snow White and the Huntsman as well as the upcoming Maleficent, Oz the Great and Powerful and more. Surprisingly, after all that, it’s taken two years for Disney to finally get the ball rolling on a follow-up.
Linda Woolverton, a long time Disney writer who not only wrote the first film, but also The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Homeward Bound and more, has just been hired to write Alice in Wonderland 2. It’s a sequel to the 2010 film, which itself was a sort-of sequel to the original animated Alice in Wonderland. The story in Burton’s film took place after Alice’s first trip to Wonderland, even though they shared the same title. Read more after the jump. Read More »
This news report is Johnny Depp figuratively spitting in Terry Gilliam’s face. Years ago, Gilliam and Depp were working on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a fantastic (in the true sense of the word) take on the old Cervantes tale. The production faced insurmountable odds, from illness and accidents to extreme weather, and was shut down.
Gilliam tried to revive the film, and nearly managed to shoot it again, albeit without Depp. Asked about the possibility of Depp’s return, Gilliam said, “I can now honestly say that I’m not working with Johnny on Don Quixote. He’s booked himself up on a lot of other films,” which was the nicest thing he had to say on the subject.
Now Depp has taken a new and different Don Quixote pitch to Disney, and the studio has signed on.
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Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012 by Angie Han
As Christopher Nolan‘s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister prepares his directorial debut, he’s looking to join forces with another Nolan favorite. Christian Bale is said to be on Pfister’s radar for Transcendence, potentially joining rumored stars Johnny Depp, Noomi Rapace, Christoph Waltz, and others. If those names actually pan out, Pfister could end up with a star-studded ensemble to rival any of Nolan’s. Read more after the jump.
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Yesterday we saw some new official photos from Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger, which stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as Tonto and the Ranger, respectively. Now we’ve got a couple more new photos along with a strange and mysterious teaser poster. The poster highlights Tonto over the Ranger, demonstrating that while Hammer’s character may get the film’s title, this is really Depp’s show. Read More »
There are two big batches of official images to pass along this afternoon. One is for Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger, and while the pics are technically new, they don’t show off much we haven’t seen. That is, Johnny Depp‘s Tonto looks intense and more than a bit weird; Armie Hammer looks heroic and idealistic, and their world is one well-known to followers of classic Westerns.
The other batch, from the comedy Movie 43, is a bit more unpredictable. The film is a comedy anthology, with 25 shorts from almost a dozen directors: Patrik Forsberg, Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk and Brett Ratner. The cast includes Kate Winslet, Anna Faris, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Terrence Howard, Jason Sudaekis, and Johnny Knoxville. The PR line on the film is that it is “not for the faint of heart,” which is fairly enticing. Some of the images below give soft clues about what to expect. Read More »
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After over four months of filming and one terrible tragedy, Gore Verbinski‘s big budget Johnny Depp Disney movie The Lone Ranger finished production this week. That work is leading up to a July 3, 2013 release date. Even after cuts were made to the film’s massive budget, rumors have the film costing upwards of $250 million but the first teaser trailer didn’t quite provide a tangable idea of where all that money was going. Now we have a clue.
Several photos from the final week of filming have arrived online and they show an incredibly massive stunt featuring Johnny Depp as Tonto, his stunt double and what appears to be a train flying through the air. Be warned that, while there’s no context surrounding these photos, odds are they contain spoilers. Check out the images after the jump.
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