Thursday, September 25, 2008

Johnny Depp News Bonanza

Johnny Depp seems to be the Duke of the House Of Mouse these days as he has agreed to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean flick, play Tonto in a big screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger, both produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and he will star as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s version of Alice In Wonderland according to variety.

The roles come after Depp helped Disney earn a combined $2.6 billion at the box office with the three pics in the Pirates franchise, so hopefully they will do the right move and make Captain Jack the main character of the film and follow his exploits.

"Alice in Wonderland," scheduled for 2010, will be shot using 3-D and performance capture technology similar to that used for Beowulf.

Depp’s casting deals closed a busy Wednesday at the Kodak Theater, where Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook touted the Mouse’s upcoming slate of pics during a showcase event for exhibitors, media and other industry insiders.