11 items from 2011
Johnny Depp is coming off of one of his biggest hits ever with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and while we hear tell the actor is in talks for a fifth installment, he’s got plenty of other projects charging ahead. Depp is starring in Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows, which is currently filming, he’ll be playing Tonto in Gore Verbinski‘s Lone Ranger opposite Armie Hammer (that one releases on December 21st, 2012), he’s supposedly set to remake The Thin Man with his On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall, and now we have reports of a bunch of new projects involving the Depp.
The Playlist reports that artist/director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the recent and controversial Miral) has been approached by Depp to helm an adaptation In The Hand of Dante, a book by Nick Tosches. Depp bought the rights to »
- Anthony Vieira
Julian Schnabel is a director that certainly doesn't rush into his projects. His 15-year career has spawned only four narrative features Basquiat, Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and his latest cinematic venture Miral, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12. Despite the lack of quantity in his work, there is no doubt he makes up for it in quality.
Miral, which is based on the novel by Rula Jebreal, centers on a young Palestinian woman who grows up in the safety of her orphanage, hidden from the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine. When she goes to teach at a refugee camp, she is exposed to the real world of her surroundings, while falling for a political activist.
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Since his first film in 1996, Julian Schnabel has directed only four movies. That's roughly an average of one movie every four years. His latest film, Miral, was released in 2010 and in an interview with The Playlist, he just said he would eventually make In the Hand Of Dante with Johnny Depp. However, while Depp owns the rights to the book, there's no script yet - plus Depp himself has a film or two lined up - so that four year average seems like it'll time out just right. Read Schnabel's quote and the story behind the book, which sounds like a period blend of Adaptation and The Da Vinci Code, after the jump. Here's what Schnabel -- the director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls and Basquiat -- told The Playlist about this project: There’s a great book called ‘In the Hand of Dante’ by Nick Tosches. »
- Germain Lussier
Johnny Depp is to team up with Julian Schnabel for an adaptation of historical literary thriller In the Hand of Dante. The actor's production company Infinitum Nihil bought the rights to Nick Tosches's book about Dante Aligiheri's The Divine Comedy in 2008. Depp is not expected to start developing the film with Schnabel for another few years, according to The Playlist. Schnabel, who directed the controversial Miral, told the site: "It belongs to Johnny, but I'm not going to make it for a couple of years. "We're gonna work on writing it, developing it. We didn't sign anything. (more) »
- By Zakia Uddin
You know what Johnny Depp needs? More work. The constantly-busy actor, who is currently attached to four upcoming projects is now partnering with director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) to adapt author Nick Tosche’s novel In the Hand of Dante into a film. But in an interview with The Playlist, Schnabel points out that there’s no time table for the project right now. “It belongs to Johnny, but I’m not going to make it for a couple of years. We’re gonna work on writing it, developing it. We didn’t sign anything. It’s just something Johnny asked me to read and I think it’s a great book…” Depp’s interest in adapting the novel is no surprise as his production company Infinitum Nihil, bought the rights to the book in 2008. So what is the book about? Well Schnabel sums the story up thusly, »
- Jackson Cresswell
Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) is currently doing press for his 2010 film Miral. He spoke to The Playlist and revealed details about his next project based on the book by Nick Tosches called In the Hand of Dante. Shcnabel is set to team with Johnny Depp, who bought the rights to the book and is currenlty developing it as his next directing project.
Here is what the director had to say:
“There’s a great book called ‘In the Hand of Dante’ by Nick Tosches. It belongs to Johnny, but I’m not going to make it for a couple of years. We’re gonna work on writing it, developing it. We didn’t sign anything. It’s just something Johnny asked me to read and I think it’s a great book so maybe you should read it. It’s pretty beautiful. It’s about everything. »
The name Julian Schnabel may not ring any bells for most of you, but he has created waves the past few years first with his beautiful retelling of the life and times of Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and then with his controversial look into the life of a Palestinian girl living life after the Arab-Israeli war, Miral. No doubt a man with a clear artistic vision, we may get to see him working with the always artistic Johnny Depp in the next few years. Depp acquired rights to the Nick Tosches novel In the Hand of Dante a few years back and, according to The Playlist, has approached Schnabel with the prospect of directing the adaptation which, not surprisingly, Depp will star in. Schnabel told The Playlist: It belongs to Johnny, but I.m not going to make it for a couple of years. We.re »
The two previously collaborated on Before Night Falls, but now director Julian Schnabel and international super star Johnny Depp are looking to work together yet again. The Playlist just recently talked with the filmmaker who revealed that Depp asked him to take a look at the Nick Tosches' book In the Hand of Dante as a potential next project. Depp bought the rights to the book a few years back, and is apparently keen on getting it off the ground. Revolving around Dante's classic work The Divine Comedy, this is definitely sounding like one of those lower profile films that keeps Depp interesting to cinephiles. In what sounds like a Charlie Kauffman level of meta-storytelling, The Playlist says the book, "interweaves two separate stories, one set in 14th century Sicily, Italy featuring the legendary poet Dante Alighieri, and another set in the autumn of 2001 featuring a »
- Ethan Anderton
The story revolves around Dante’s masterwork “The Divine Comedy,” and interweaves two separate stories. The first is set in 14th century Sicily where the legendary poet Dante Alighieri tries to finish writing his magnum opus and goes on a journey for mystical knowledge.
The second is set in New York City in Fall 2001 and features a fictionalized version of Nick Tosches as the lead. Tosches, a Dante expert, is living a quiet life in New York and is swept up into an underworld of danger and mystery when black market traders ask him to authenticate what might be Dante’s original manuscript.
- Garth Franklin
We just got off the phone with director/artist Julian Schnabel ("Basquiat," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), who is currently doing press for the Blu-ray/DVD release of his controversial 2010 release, “Miral,” based on the novel by Rula Jebreal about a Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the Arab-Israeli conflict. During our interview, Schnabel also revealed plans for his next film, “In the Hand of Dante” based on the book by Nick Tosches. Johnny Depp bought the rights to the book a few years back and the actor asked Schnabel to take a look at the book as… »
It was announced today at CinemaCon, by Bob Berney, President, Theatrical Distribution that FilmDistrict will release The Rum Diary, based on the early Hunter S. Thompson novel that was ultimately published in 1998. It stars Johnny Depp and will be released on October 28, 2011. The film is directed by Bruce Robinson (“Withnail and I”) from his own screenplay and also stars Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. “The Rum Diary” is produced by Infinitum Nihil, the production company headed by Depp and Christi Dembrowski, along with Graham King and Tim Headington. Anthony Rhulen and Robert Kravis also produce.
“The Rum Diary. tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Depp). Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run »
- Michelle McCue
11 items from 2011