Yesterday while at the Alice in Wonderland press conference, Johnny Depp opened up and gave a few updates on two of his developing films. One of them was The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and the other was the big screen adaptation of Dark Shadows with director Tim Burton. With so many projects on his plate, which will he do first?
There were a lot of journalists at the junket trying to get Depp’s attention so thanks to Steve Weintraub and Heather Newgen for getting in the Dark Shadows and Tourist questions. First off, Depp was asked during the conference about the filming process for The Tourist. According to the film’s IMDB page, it’s currently shooting, but the actor said that’s not the case. He stated, “I haven’t done anything yet.” And when asked about the official production start date he said, “I think Tuesday.”
What would make an actor of Depp’s stature want to take on this international thriller?
I liked the French film. I liked it a lot. My friend played the part in that and I liked it. So yeah, it might be interesting to explore this kind of character, but you never know what’s going to happen.
And when it comes to working with future co-star Angelina Jolie he stated,
I suspect there may be a few paparazzis in Venice.
Another major update the actor gave had to do with the big screen adaptation of the popular Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. It’s said to be Tim Burton’s next project, but Depp seems to have a lot going on at the moment. With The Tourist starting up this week, and Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides sometime later this year, where will he be able to fit it in?
I see it going this year, I hope it does. I do yeah. We’ll work like dogs to get there.
That’s three major movies set to go into production in one year, which means Mr. Depp will be spreading himself thin. If each shoot only takes a few months to finish he might be able to pull it off, but only time will tell.
Do you think Depp can make Pirates 4, The Tourist, and Dark Shadows all in one year? Which film are you looking forward to seeing first?