Over the past few days, Disney has been releasing new character posters for The Lone Ranger via the film’s Facebook page. The posters showcase both already-established characters, such as the eponymous protagonist, played by Armie Hammer, and the Halloween costume played by Johnny Depp, and newer ones, like the presumed love interests, played by Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter, and the presumed villains, played by William Fichtner and Tom Wilkinson. | Full Story
Yes, you read that right, Helena Bonham Carter is following in Lindsay Lohan’s footsteps to play Elizabeth Taylor. And no, it’s not going to be some dark and quirky interpretation directed by Tim Burton.
However, there IS another Burton involved. The BBC biopic will follow Liz Taylor and her tumultuous relationship with husband Richard Burton. Burton will be played by The Wire’s Dominic West. William Ivory is busy writing the BBC Drama Productions project and Richard Laxton is on board to direct. According to The Wrap, Burton and Taylor will focus on the story of the the pair’s ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward’s stage play, Private Lives. | Full Story
The first trailer for the upcoming film The Lone Ranger was released last night during Armie Hammer’s appearance on Jay Leno’s late night talk show. Now, courtesy of comicbookmovie.com, it has begun surfacing online.
The trailer, as most are nowadays, appears to be layered in style. Tom Wilkinson’s voiceover discusses the rise of railroads in the American west as slow-motion action scenes play out. Soon, Johnny Depp’s voiceover replaces and discusses the need for a masked hero before breaking into regularly paced action sequences. | Full Story
Tim Burton’s remake of the Dark Shadows was just released. Johnny Depp possibly kicks off another franchise with his character Barnabus Collins.
In 1772 the parents of Barnabas set sail from Liverpool to escape a curse that has plagued their family for decades. After Barnabas grows to be an inveterate playboy, he makes the mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard. Angelique, a witch in every sense of the word, further curses Barnabas to a grave for two centuries. | Full Story