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Disney has inked a deal for a more modern twist on Miguel de Cervantes classic novel “Don Quixote” and Johnny Depp is signed on to produce.
Depp along with his sister, Christi Dembrowski’s company Infinitum Nihil will be producing while Steve Pink will co-write and direct, along with Jeff Morris being the other co-writer.
The Pink and Morris team are currently working together on another project, “True Memoirs of and International Assassin” which Pink is to direct and Morris wrote.
Infinitum Nihil produced Depp movies such as “Dark Shadows”, “The Rum Diary” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”.
Sounds like a great team getting ready to remake a classic movie…this has been done before and hopefully it will be a great film to watch so stay tuned for more info!
- ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ Set To Become a TV Series on ABC (chipandco.com)
- Will Johnny Depp Have to Pay Punitive Damages? (chipandco.com)
‘People Like Us’ is a heartfelt drama that seems to touch everyone that watches it. I recently was sent a copy of this movie to review and I am so glad that I was chosen! I had never seen (or truthfully even heard of ‘People Like Us’) but when I saw in the press release that it was from the same studio that made ‘The Help’ and that it had some great actors, including Chris Pine (Star Trek), Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games), Olivia Wilde (Tron) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows), I was intrigued. This film unfortunately did not generate a lot of talk but it did get good reviews. My recommendation…if you have not seen ‘People Like Us’ and you like touching dramas then watch this movie.
As the Story Goes…
The storyline is inspired by true life events about Sam (Chris Pines) who is a smooth talking salesman that learns his father has died. Sam receives the news from his girlfriend Hannah (Olivia Wilde) which leaves him with mixed emotions since his father and him have always had a strained relationship. Regardless, Sam attends the funeral and reunites with his difficult mother, Lillian (Michelle Pfeiffer) and finds out life changing news that he was not prepared to deal with at the time. His father left him $150,000 in his shaving kit, which comes none to soon for Sam, but there is a catch. The money comes with instructions to deliver the cash to an 11-year-old named Josh, who happens to be the son of Frankie (Elizabeth Banks), a half- sister he didn’t know about.
The movie is somewhat dark and gritty, definitely a “true to life” type film, and it may take a minute or two to hook you, but once it does you will want to watch and see what happens to these characters and you are cheering for them the whole time.
The acting in the movie was amazing, clearly with these well-known respected actors it was expected; but, from the main characters to the supporting roles there was not anyone ill cast, in my opinion.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will present Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton’s creative work, both as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. Taking inspiration from popular culture, fairy tales, and traditions of the gothic, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of a personal vision.
On view at LACMA from May 29 through October 31, 2011, the exhibition brings together over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects. Many of these objects come from the artist’s own archive, as well as from studio archives and private collections of Burton’s collaborators.
This exhibition was organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Los Angeles presentation was made possible in part by LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Endowment Fund.
Image: Tim Burton, Untitled (Romeo and Juliet) 1981–84, Mixed mediums on paper, Private collection, © 2011 Tim Burton. Homepage Image: Tim Burton, Untitled (The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories), 1998, private collection, © 2011 Tim Burton.
- Coming Soon Again? Frankenweenie (chipandco.com)
Hey there guys and gals, Anonymouse here serving up some of the best Disney Gossip this side of Walt Disney World.
With Downey bowing out Disney has their eyes set on leading man Johnny Deep to step into the role.Don’t ask me how this will be possible considering JD is still working on Pirates of the Caribbean 4, possibly staring in Pirates 5, The Lone Ranger and a Warner Brothers Film Dark Shadows.
I will tell you what that dude gets around, and I can see why..RAWR!
The script for OZ is all finished and director Sam Raimi is ready to get to work. It will be interesting to see the juggling act Disney will do with these movies in the next year.
On a side note Disney if your hiring people for the Lollipop Guild I hear Chip is pretty short.. Haha!
Well that is all the time I have for today! Later Gators!