Soft drink companies are always trying to replicate the taste of their unhealthy tooth destroying drinks into a diet version. When first tasting the low sugar full flavour option in an attempt to avoid the onset of diabetes, you’re amazed at how similar it tastes. The more you swill, the more immune your taste buds become to the fake sugars and the gimmick is lost.
Tim Burton was once that filmmaker who offered something different in the junk pit of mainstream Hollywood with films including ‘Batman’, ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Edward Scissorhands’. After years of showing off the same gothic twisted trees in every film, the shine of this quirky filmmaker has worn off and the corpse of Burton’s career lands with a thud in ‘Dark Shadows’.
Getting lost in the wilderness is easy to do. Everyday people are rescued from jungles, deserts and multi-levelled parking lots. You see them getting winched up by a rescue helicopter on the news and wonder, how did a brief bushwalk turn into a nightmare so quickly? In ‘The Rum Diary’ Johnny Depp gets lost in paradise and a film with no plot. Watch in amazement as something that’s supposed to be a tribute to writer Hunter S. Thompson wanders off into a vacuum of mediocrity never to be saved.
The trailer for Tim Burton’s next film/last chance debuted via The Ellen Show and it looks like Burton has jammed supernatural and romantic comedy themes into a shotgun and blasted it onto film.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and new poster for the film.
Production on ‘The Lone Ranger’ is finally filming in New Mexico after months of boardroom battles over the film’s budget. Rumour has it that director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer took huge pay cuts to make the film after reports that the films budget was close to $200 million and Disney wasn’t willing for fork out the cash.
The first official image from ‘The Lone Ranger’ has appeared online featuring John Reid (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp) via Bruckheimer’s Twitter account.
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One of our favourite directors is Edgar Wright but we’ve cracked it a bit with him lately because he seems to tweet more than direct.
Of course, he has been very busy working with Marvel Studios on the production of ‘Ant Man’ (that should be aborted ASAP) that he is set to direct, he worked with Joe Cornish on the script to ‘Attack the Block’, and he is working on an “end of the world” film with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Hit the jump to find out about his next directing gig.
The next Tim Burton and Johnny Depp team up is set for released in May called ‘Dark Shadows’. We’re getting sick of the Depp/Burton films especially after the dire ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
‘Dark Shadows’ show promise and is based on the television series from the 60s. With the release getting close there is still no trailer, but a bunch of new images have appeared so we’re getting close to seeing footage from the film.
A new image shows Depp’s character, the vampire Barnabus Collins, sporting what can be best described as a home-haircut.
Hit the jump to check it out.