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Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of Mortdecai in Los Angeles, USA, on 21 January 2015. Photo: Hubert Boesl /dpa - NO WIRE SERVICE -

Johnny Depp will soon not be seen on screen as The Invisible Man, a new version of the classic H.G. Wells story that was first filmed way back in 1933. Forming part of a planned Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe (UMCU?) along with the already announced Tom Cruise starrer The Mummy, due June 2017, and a future Bride of Frankenstein for which Angelina Jolie is being courted, it marks a big gamble by the Hollywood studio. (more…)

Johnny Depp is Hatter in ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Fans of Tim Burton‘s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland should be chortling in their joy at all the news coming about the sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Based off of Lewis Carroll‘s Through the Looking-Glass, which was itself a sequel to his earlier Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass promises to deliver even more madcap antics and zany characters than its predecessor. Returning for more adventures in Wonderland are Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Alan Rickman, in what would prove to be his final role. Watch now below as Walt Disney Pictures has just released a new TV spot for the film!

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The star-studded sequel to Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through The Looking Glass has released its first full trailer and it is as visually beautiful as one would expect from a Tim Burton production. Director James Bobin certainly has maintained that Burton style of madness in set design.  Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter are back to reprise their roles with the addition of Sacha Baron Cohen as the movie’s more sinister character of Underland. (more…)

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It’s not due in theaters for two more years, but we’re already being shown that life for Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow hasn’t changed much in the upcoming fifth edition of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The previous film, On Stranger Tides, made serious bank at the box office, so Disney pushed on with a chapter five even though I doubt you can find anyone who can recount with any reliability the plot of Jack Sparrow’s last adventure. Of course, it’s not like it matters because money talks and Pirates 5 is currently in production, which brings us to the below photo of Johnny Depp back in Captain Jack form, and getting into trouble with fellow pirates (as always). (more…)

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Neil Gaimans‘s The Sandman is still in the early stages of development, however, that isn’t stopping David S. Goyer (*shudder*), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gaiman from going full steam ahead with casting ideas in regards to the possible actors who could potentially play the lead role of the titular character – otherwise known as Morpheus. Recently, word on the street (…well, the word on the interwebs) was that Goyer and Levitt had been working on a script for the movie adaptation and Warner Bros. liked the draft they handed in. Also, following the news of the script, everyone involved sounded a little more upbeat about the project after a long period of worrying silence . Thusly, Gaiman, Goyer, and Levitt‘s enthusiasm is a real bonus to getting the project pushed along further; and maybe even fast tracked after the new year. (more…)

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Tim Burton has been doing the promotion circuit for his new film Big Eyes – which, surprisingly, doesn’t star a dressed up idiosyncratic-characteristic Johhny Depp, or a gothic looking Helena Bonham Carter –  which is due to be released on Christmas day. Talking about everything from Beetlejuice 2 being closer than ever going into production, to how he has missed working with Michael Keaton, and now he has been talking about the superhero comic book genre and how much it has changed in the last 20 years. Burton, who isn’t usually one for too much controversy, has hit out with a belter of an opinion which will no doubt be splitting comic book fans and film fans down the middle. (more…)

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Alan Moore’s Graphic Novels are long, intricate and complex works; lets just get that out in the open first of all. The question remains: How does one condense the complexity of a 600 page Graphic Novel and squash it into a two-hour film without having to compromise the source material? Well, quite frankly its a major directorial feat, and an almost impossible at that, just going from past film adaptations. That’s not to say the film adaptations aren’t great. Good or bad, it’s all to do with how emotionally attached one is to the source material. For example individuals’ who hadn’t read the source material for Watchmen, V For Vendetta or From Hell  might have loved some aspects of each of the movies, even though those who’ve read the source material might have a much different opinion on the adaptations. It just boils down to individual tastes really. There is probably one exception, which is the last film Sean Connery acted in before his retirement (…pretty unlucky to bow out to a universally loathed movie). We are, of course, talking about A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (more…)

‘Into The Woods’ Drops A Trailer Full Of Wishes

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It seems that every year, a few musicals are sprinkled throughout the holiday season and many of them wind up being some of the most beloved films of the year.  This year, there will be two musicals fighting during the holidays for their right to take home the Oscar for Best Musical: Annie and Into The WoodsAnnie has given audiences a couple of trailers at this point and there really are no questions about what the film will be presenting audiences when it releases next month.  Into The Woods, on the other hand, has only given us a short teaser with absolutely no music, and a very iffy EW photo shoot.  Now that we are a little over a month and a half away from its Christmas release date, Into The Woods has finally released a trailer worth watching and (spoiler alert) there’s actually music in it! (more…)

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Writer/director Kevin Smith built his career off the back of his love for comic books and geek fandom. While his proclivities for geek culture seeped into many of his movies, none so more than his 1995 romantic comedy Mallrats.

Besides the film featuring a main character who collects comic books and has a weird obsession with super hero sex organs, the stand out fan-boy moment is when Marvel comics legend Stan Lee makes a cameo as himself and tells a story about “the girl that got away”.

A delightful and inspiring scene on what was otherwise a juvenile movie. Really, though, I think Smith simply wrote the scene as an excuse to work with one of his comic book heroes. Whatever the case, it worked. Smith and Lee have become life long friends. A geeks dream come true.

Now, 20 years later (feeling old are you?) Kevin Smith and Stan Lee will reunite for Smith’s upcoming film Yoga Hosers.
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