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.
Today is the 107th birthday of Ted Geisel. That’s Dr. Seuss for you heathens out there that didn’t know.
What many don’t know though is that before the books, there was the artist that doodled and created sculptures. All through his life Ted wrote, drew, painted, and sculpted wonderfully whimsical artwork that tugged at the child inside each of us while allowing the adult mind to see beyond to the surface to the social commentary within.
Seuss’s 1930’s creations A Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy is a great example of his talent that can be enjoyed by everyone through the 1997 The Art of Dr. Seuss project. Collectors were offered the opportunity to purchase lithographs, serigraphs and sculpture reproduced from Seuss’s original drawings and paintings.
In her introduction to the collection Audrey Geisel (Dr. Seuss’s wife) wrote, “I remember telling Ted that there would come a day when many of his paintings would be seen and he would thus share with his fans another facet of himself – his private self. That day has come. I am glad.”
Click through the jump to see more of Seuss’s Taxonomic wonders.