Johnny Depp‘s got a bunch of ongoing projects, though it looks like he’s got a Dr. Seuss (or Theodor Geisel as he was actually called) biopic lined up in the future.
Depp briefly discussed this project on Larry King while promoting his film, The Rum Diary. He says that the biopic will try to integrate both live action and animations of Dr. Seuss’ famous characters.
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.
Infinitum Nihil, Depp’s production company, will be manning the ship for this one and it’s possible that he will star in the film as well. Keith Bunin will be writing the screenplay, and if all goes well, Universal Studios will slap its logo on the film and distribute it.
What do you guys think of this? I’m, personally, on the fence about the concept but I’m sure it’ll be much better than The Smurfs.