Missed Gore Verbinski’s dark and quirky Academy Award-nominated Rango when it was in theaters last March? No worries, partner. Paramount announced shortly after the wonderfully weird CGI Western was named a Best Animated Film nominee (it will square off against A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Puss in Boots) that it will be returning to theaters beginning this Friday, Jan. 27 for a limited week-long engagement. The throwback film — which features the voices of Johnny Depp (as the crime-fighting-chameleon-with-an-identity-crisis Rango), Isla Fisher, and Timothy Olyphant — has already pulled in over $245 million worldwide at the box office and won Best Animated Film at the Critics Choice Awards.
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If you wanted to get closer to Johnny Depp’s Barnabas Collins in our official first look at the cast of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows last fall, here’s your chance. Warner Bros. has released this closeup of Depp (and his vampire nails). Is it just me, or does he look younger than he did in The Tourist?
Barnabas Collins is an 18th century gentleman who was transformed against his will into a vampire and buried in a tomb — until he’s uncovered by construction workers in the year 1972. As screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith told EW last year, he’s still a ladies man. “In some sense he can be a terrifying killer; on the other hand, women have a weakness for him and he has a weakness for women … He can be a very well-mannered, well-meaning vampire most of the time, until his stomach is empty or someone challenges his beloved Collins family.”
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EW's special tour of Disney's archives (see items from 'Pirates,' 'Lost,' 'Snow White') and studio backlot -- EXCLUSIVE
We can all recall fondly the episode of Lost in which Hurley clutched his winning lotto ticket in disbelief. Or when Johnny Depp first appeared as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, with his wildly ornate top hat. Or when the title heroine of Mary Poppins caused a pile of wooden blocks to come alive and stack themselves inside the toy chest. But what happens after these iconic props are finished playing their parts?
They end up settling in for a cozy retirement at the Walt Disney Archives, a treasure trove of paraphernalia for pop-culture fiends that ironically must remain closed to the public, lest these objects become irreparably damaged. But EW was granted exclusive access to the facility, along with a rare tour of the Walt Disney studio backlot in Burbank, Calif., joining members of Disney’s D23 Official Fan Club. After speaking with these hardcore Disney enthusiasts — who are the only members of the public granted access to the studio’s lot — I got to check out some instantly recognizable objects from Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, and Enchanted. But by far the coolest moment was when the archivists unveiled some never-before-seen items from one of the crown jewels of the Disney canon, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Check out my video report below: READ FULL STORY »
In his upcoming film, The Rum Diary, Johnny Depp gives up Jack Sparrow’s mascara and natty dreads to play a hard-living American newspaperman down and out in 1950s Puerto Rico. Based on an early, semi-autobiographical novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the film was a long-in-the-works labor of love for Depp, who became real-life merry-prankster pals with the Gonzo author when he initially portrayed him in 1998′s whacked-out Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This time out, Depp gets into all sorts of trouble on the tropical island, in no small part trying to impress the easy-on-the-eyes Amber Heard. In fact, you can check the two costars out in this exclusive clip where Heard gets Depp’s engine revving. Watch below: READ FULL STORY »
'On Stranger Tides' star Ian McShane talks swapping music with Johnny Depp and the (possible) return of 'Deadwood'
Over the phone from London, British actor Ian McShane is talking about his homeland’s perennial obsession: the weather. More specifically, he is explaining how he fell ill when the U.K.’s recent Indian summer was replaced by conditions of a more briskly autumnal nature. “I’ve been sick,” he says. “I’ve a chest infection, where you just want to go around coughing. Anyway, luckily, I have the week off.”
Maybe there’ll be a little less silver in those bullets, but The Lone Ranger has cut costs enough for Disney to give the movie the green light. Disney announced today that the film is back on track, and the new release date is May 31, 2013. “Johnny Depp, Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski are such a talented combination and we’re thrilled to get back to work with them on The Lone Ranger,” a Disney spokesperson said.
The update on the classic cowboy epic was set to star The Social Network’s Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp as Indian scout Tonto, but when the budget soared to $250-million-plus, and Universal/DreamWorks’ Cowboys & Aliens underperformed at the box office, studio heads cried “Whoa!” In mid-August, two months before shooting was set to begin, the film faced the possibility of being scrapped completely. READ FULL STORY »
Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary won’t hit theaters until Oct. 28, but the newly released poster will prepare you for what is sure to be a wild ride. The film chronicles the drunken life of journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) while he works and lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the 1950s, and the poster perfectly captures his chaotic trip. Depp’s face isn’t shown, as it’s too busy adjusting to the sunlight after stumbling through what looks to be a very drunken night. We do get to see his sculpted back and trashed hotel room, which is completely littered with things like broken bottles, a gun, bowling pins, and a goldfish. Welcome to Puerto Rico! Check out the poster below: READ FULL STORY »
Behold the real visage of Johnny Depp’s vampire from Dark Shadows!
Last week, long-range paparazzi shots of the actor wearing ghostly white makeup, large sunglasses and a pulled down fedora made fans of the original 1966-71 supernatural soap opera bristle nervously, with complaints he looked simply too strange.
Nevermind that he’s playing a 200-year-old vampire, which is strange enough.
As you can see from this cast shot, Depp’s bloodsucking pater familias Barnabas Collins actually borrows heavily from the aged-little boy look of original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid — not that anyone would be happy to see this guy show up as your prom date either.
Still, this official First Look may reassure those die-hard fans of the original series, memorably offbeat ABC daytime drama about a vampire whose extended family are bedeviled by ghosts, witches, and other gothic woes.
Depp, who fought for years to make this movie, is one of those fans. “I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins,” the actor says. “Even then, at that age, I knew — this has got to be weird.”
Weird certainly sums up this particular family portrait — a shot director Tim Burton, who also obsessed over Dark Shadows as a boy, staged in the early days of production.
“I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series,” he tells EW. “For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image. I had a brief window of opportunity to have our cast present at the same time, the day before principle photography began. We decided to stage a similar picture instead of rehearsing, to see if we captured the Dark Shadows feeling.”
Here’s who those family members are, one by one. READ FULL STORY »
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