Saturday, December 27, 2008

Release date for Johnny Depp's Dr. Parnassus

According to this site: Click here: Sci-fi flicks top upcoming 2009 movie releases News Chief Winter Haven, FL The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus now has a Sept. 24 release date in the US. This is the film that the late Heath Ledger was working on at the time of his death. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell stepped in to finish the film after Ledger's death.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Johnny Depp tops the Fandango 2009 Hot List

Johnny Depp tops the Fandango 2009 Hot List, according to the women who voted! Like we didn't already know that.

Click here: “The Fandango 2009 Hot List”

Friday, December 19, 2008

Author Gordon Dahlquist, an interview about "The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters"

Johnny Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, optioned this book, so of course I had to read it and once I read it, I wanted to talk with its author, the fascinating Gordon Dahlquist.

"The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters" is a suspense, mystery, fantasy novel set in a Victorian period fictional European country, the story unfolds over two and half days and includes characters with names such as Cardinal Chang, Miss Temple and Doctor Svenson. Ok that did it, I love it. Read what Mr. Dahlquist had to say here: Click here: Johnny Depp Reads Message Board -> JDR talks with Gordon Dahlquist I think you'll be intrigued too!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Depp plays on Glenn Tilbrook's next album, release date announced

Information on this site: Click here: Teletext Planet Sound News - Depp in a tight Squeeze reports that Glenn Tilbrook's new album "Pandemonium Ensues" is slated to be released on February 16, 2009. Johnny Depp plays guitar on the song "Too Close to the Sun."

Friday, December 12, 2008

John Michael Bolger talks about Johnny Depp and Michael Mann

John Michael Bolger talks about Johnny Depp and Michael Mann in the second and final part of our interview with him on johnnydeppreads.

Go here: Click here: Johnny Depp Reads Message Board -> JOHN MICHAEL BOLGER - the 2nd part of our chat

Photo copyright Michelle Martin, used with permission

Thursday, December 11, 2008

John Michael Bolger speaks with JohnnyDeppReads

John Michael Bolger is currently best known for his four season run as Lt. Johnson in the series Third Watch. But earlier this year, he caught the attention of the many people watching the filming of Public Enemies, the film about 1930s gangster John Dillinger and his gang.

John Dillinger's being played by Johnny Depp and John Michael Bolger plays Chicago police officer Martin Zarkovich. Mr. Bolger spent untold hours greeting the fans, he was, in my estimation, second only to Depp in the number of hours spent with the fans and people who were on the streets for hours, day in and day out, watching the filming. I wanted to talk to this humble man, to see what motivated him and how he got from TV to the movies. This is the first part of our conversation, the second part will run tomorrow. It's posted here Click here: Johnny Depp Reads Message Board -> JDR talks with JOHN MICHAEL BOLGER in our main forum.

Here's what imdb has about Mr. Bolger Click here: John Michael Bolger (I)

Photo copyright Michelle Martin, used with her kind permission.

There's a fan site for John Michael Bolger to visit here: Click here: John Michael Bolger -

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Depp tops IMDb's STARmeter AGAIN!

Johnny Depp has done it again...for the FIFTH TIME IN A ROW! He's in the top spot on the IMDb's STARmeter five time in a row!

Source: Click here: IMDb Road to the Globes 2009 STARmeter™ Top 25 for 2008

Depp's next release is Universal's PUBLIC ENEMIES slated for July 01, 2009 release. The film is directed by Michael Mann and also stars Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale, Billy Crudup and Channing Tatum. PUBLIC ENEMIES is based on the true crime book by the same name penned by Bryan Burrough in which Depp plays 1930s gangster John Dillinger.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Johnny Depp's SWEENEY TODD grabs Grammy nomination

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's SWEENEY TODD grabbed a Grammy nomination. Who'd'a thunk it? ;) The Grammy Awards are scheduled for live broadcast on CBS on Feb 8. The film also starred Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman.

Scroll down: Click here:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Dark Shadows" with Johnny Depp slated to film next summer according to producer Richard D. Zanuck

"Dark Shadows" will be Tim Burton's next project after "Alice" says producer Richard D. Zanuck, filming to take place next summer! Depp's Infinitum Nihil owns the rights to the 1970s cult soap opera "Dark Shadows."

Johnny Depp is expected to portray vampire Barnabas Collins originated by the legendary Jonathan Frid.

Photo and source info here:Click here: Exclusive - Producer Richard D. Zanuck talks DARK SHADOWS

Johnny Depp to star in "THE RUM DIARY" in March '09

Variety is also reporting that Johnny Depp and his Infinitum Nihil production company will begin Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" in March of '09. Bruce Robinson is directing his script.

Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil acquires Tosches' "In the Hand of Dante"

According to this article, Depp's Infinitum Nihil has acquired the film rights to the Nick Tosches' novel "In the Hand of Dante." Read more about it here:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Johnny Depp does Spongebob

SpongeBob SquarePants -Big One DVD Features a Brand-New Cartoon with Johnny Depp

Click here: SpongeBob SquarePants DVD news: Announcement for SpongeBob vs. The Big One

Direct-to-DVD premiere of the new episode accompanied by 6 new-to-DVD cartoons

Posted by David Lambert


Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment present SpongeBob vs. The Big One, a new DVD release coming out on March 3rd. It includes 6 episodes of the show that are new-to-DVD, plus the title episode that is seen for the first time anywhere, only on this disc! This never-before-seen story includes the voice talent of Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), in addition to the usual voice cast. Running time on this disc is 89 minutes, plus there will be some exclusive bonus material: "Plankton’s Special Sinister Commentary" and a "Ridin'the Hook" Music Video. Here is the studio description, plus cover art:In the direct-to DVD premiere of SpongeBob vs. The Big One, SpongeBob and his pals find themselves stranded on Tropical Island after being swept away by a giant wave. While trying to find their way back home they meet the infamous surf guru Jack Kahuna Laguna (voiced by Johnny Depp) who tells them that the only way to get back to Bikini Bottom is to surf the legendary wave called "The Big One". Get even more laughs when SpongeBob tries to get a tan, Squidward becomes a giant, Patrick gets a nose and much more...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Johnny Depp and "Public Enemies" pics in Empire Magazine

New stills from Johnny Depp's upcoming film Public Enemies are featured in the January 2009 issue of EMPIRE magazine. Be sure to buy a copy as there seems to be an interview with Public Enemies' director Michael Mann as well as the stills that you won't want to miss. Public Enemies stars Johnny Depp as legendary 1930's gangster John Dillinger with Christian Bale as "G-Man" Melvin Purvis and Marion Cotillard as Dillinger's love, Evelyn (Billie) Frechette. Also in the film are Channing Tatum as Pretty Boy Floyd, Giovanni Ribisi as Alvin Karpis and Stephen Dorff as Homer Van Meter. Universal has scheduled a July 01, 2009 release date.

And we thought it was going to be a quiet holiday here in the states. ;)

See the magazine here Click here: Empire: Film Reviews, Movie News and Interviews

and the Public Enemies page here:

A blogger has snapped pics of the pages of the article here: Click here: Empire has PUBLIC ENEMIES exclusive Obsessed With Film

The film is based on the true crime novel "Public Enemies" by Bryan Burrough

Monday, November 24, 2008

Public Enemies trailers by Christmas

Universal Pictures is promising that trailers for the much anticipated Johnny Depp, Michael Mann film "Public Enemies" will hit theaters by Christmas Day.

Source: Click here: Chance to attend 'Public Enemies' film premiere /

The film is based on the true crime book by the same name, written by Bryan Burrough. "Public Enemies" also stars Christian Bale, Channing Tatum and Marion Cotillard. It's scheduled for a July 01, 2009 release.

Yes indeed, if could be a very, merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Caliber's Sam Sarkar in LA signing copies of Caliber Nov. 19

Caliber and Infinitum Nihil's Sam Sarkar will be in LA signing copies of Caliber November 19!





189 Grove Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90036

323. 525. 0270

Breakthrough graphic novel publisher Radical Publishing is proud to debut the release of Caliber, its latest graphic novel masterpiece, with a special signing and comics panel discussion on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 at 7:30PM with entertainment industry veteran Sam Sarkar (creator and writer of Caliber, and director of development for Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil) located at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on 189 Grove Drive.

Find out what new Fall titles are under Radical Publishing’s sleeve and secure your own copy of Radical’s latest comic book property at this live, in-store event. A must-see calendar event for all comic and graphic novel fanatics. Admission is FREE.


Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series “Neon Rider”. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series “Beverly Hills 90210”. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As such, he continues to serve the varied needs of Hollywood as an executive, producer and writer. Caliber is his first graphic novel.


In a world of publishing where the market is always hungry for the next fresh property, one new publisher is looking to shake things up and deliver exciting new creative products with a bold new business approach. Aptly named, Radical Publishing leverages its experienced leadership, dynamic crew and unique business infrastructure to create that vital connection. Founded by Barry Levine, Jesse Berger, David Elliott and Matthew Berger, Radical Publishing is a manufacturer of the next generation of premium comic book products, with a focus on high-concept stories and art by the top breakthrough talent. Radical has already made significant strides even within its first year, and its success so far continues to encourage the loyalty of a roster of A-list creators as they reap the benefits of success as part of this brave new offering. The quality of the work ensures a longer shelf life for each property as a collective library of intellectual properties. In no way limited to print, Radical's unique business model extends the influence of its properties into new realms that include merchandise (Radical Toyz), children's books (Radical Kidz), and motion picture adaptations (Radical Pictures) that have formed established relationships with companies like Lion Rock Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, and Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil, among numerous others. This year, Radical is also joined by the Asian property foundry Storm Lion. Based in Singapore and led by Edmund Shern, Storm Lion represents the next-gen approach to publishing and entertainment, with titles designed to appeal to Asian and international audiences in comics, books and anime.

Barry Levine is a founding member, President and Publisher at Radical Publishing, set up to introduce the next generation of the comic book medium via a multi-vertical, intellectual property brokerage business model for all media sectors. Levine is widely regarded as one of the top handful of executives in the comics-to-film world that combines expertise in both sourcing as well as producing high-concept filmed media from comic book properties. He is currently producing with Peter Berg and Film 44 on the Radical Comics project Hercules for Universal Studios/Spyglass Entertainment and with Bryan Singer and Bad Hat Harry Productions on the Radical Comics project Freedom Formula. Prior to Radical Publishing, Levine was a producer with a first look deal in the comics-to-film entertainment division of Dark Horse Comics, the largest independent comic book publisher in the world. In his three-year tenure, he set up nine Dark Horse comic book properties as film or television properties with nearly every major studio, including Universal, Sony, Paramount/MTV Films, Warner Bros. and Disney/Miramax. Levine's producing credits include New Line's “Detroit Rock City”, as well as “Driftwood” and “Splinter” under Dark Horse Entertainment independent. Mr. Levine is currently set to produce “Rex Mundi”, with Johnny Depp attached to star, and is an Executive Producer on “R.I.P.D” at Universal. Levine started working in the motion picture business in 1987 as a music supervisor, and worked on such films as “Driving Miss Daisy”, “Guilty By Suspicion”, “Judge Dredd”, “Street Fighter” and “Die Hard With A Vengeance”. Mr. Levine's career began as one of the top rock photographers in the world, photographing the major bands of the 1970s and ’80s including KISS, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Beatles, Elton John and hundreds others.

Bid on 2 Tix & After Party Passes to the Premiere of Depp's Public Enemies

Bid on 2 Tix & After Party Passes to the Premiere of Johnny Depp's Public Enemies here: Click here: Charity Folks Online Auctions

I had to laugh about the estimated premiere date being referred to as "early 2009" ???? But it's for charity and if you have the loot? For those of you considering this, pay close attention to this disclaimer on the bidding site:
Meet and greet with talent is not included.

**Be sure to check them out to your own satisfaction for validity before biddng.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Johnny Depp's Public Enemies' first test screening

Looks like Universal had an early test screening of a very rudimentary version of the upcoming Johnny Depp, Michael Mann film about John Dillinger, Public Enemies. Three time Academy award nominee Depp plays Dillinger and Academy award winner Marion Cotillard is Dillinger's love interest Billie Frechette. Christian Bale plays the man on the hunt for Dillinger, "G Man" Melvin Purvis. The film is scheduled for a July 01, 2009 release and is based on the Bryan Burrough true crime book by the same name.

This site has a review. Spolier warning!!
Click here: MacGuyver uses bubblegum & a paperclip to see Michael Mann's PUBLIC ENEMIES over half a year early! -- Ain't It Co

Pic found here:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Caliber's Sam Sarkar will be in LA and Miami talking about and signing copies of CALIBER!

Caliber's Sam Sarkar will be in LA and Miami talking about and signing copies of his new hardback edition of CALIBER! Caliber's been optioned by Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil.



189 Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

Breakthrough graphic novel publisher Radical Publishing is proud to debut the release of Caliber, its latest graphic novel masterpiece, with a special signing and comics panel discussion on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 at 7:30PM with entertainment industry veteran Sam Sarkar (creator and writer of Caliber, and director of development for Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil) located at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on 189 Grove Drive. Find out what new Fall titles are under Radical Publishing’s sleeve and secure your own copy of Radical’s latest comic book property at this live, in-store event. A must-see calendar event for all comic and graphic novel fanatics. Admission is FREE.


WHERE: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Breakthrough graphic novel publisher Radical Publishing is proud to announce its participation in this year’s 25th annual 2008 Miami Book Fair International taking place Friday, November 14th—Sunday, November 16th, 2008 at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus. All three days, visit Radical’s booth for a signing and meet & greet with entertainment industry veteran Sam Sarkar (creator and writer of Caliber, and director of development for Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil), and find out what new Fall titles are under Radical Publishing’s sleeve. Friday, November 14th: FREE. Saturday, November 15th & Sunday, November 16th: FREE with Admission to the Street Fair ($5.00 for 19+, FREE for 18 and under).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bruckheimer on Depp and Pirates 4, Lone Ranger

Bruckheimer on Depp and Pirates 4 and The Lone Ranger in 2012.

yo ho yo ho.....Hi HO SILVER.......

photo © Walt Disney Pictures

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Y'all have fun and be safe out there!

Images copyright by the respective owners, posted for fan amusement only.

Johnny Depp's PUBLIC ENEMIES fourth most anticipated film of 09

Public Enemies, the film starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum and Marion Cotillard places 4th in anticipated films for 2009 according to a poll. Public Enemies is based on the true crime novel by the same name, penned by Bryan Burrough. It was directed by Michael Mann for Universal and will be released July 01, 2009.

But then it comes in 2nd when polling women. ;)

Click here: Poll Ranks 'Harry Potter' Sequel Most Anticipated Movie of the Upcoming Year

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Johnny Depp's ALICE adds Alan Rickman as the Catapillar

According to this blog, Click here: Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland ZDONK Alan Rickman will play the hookah smoking Catapillar in Disney's new ALICE! Rickman played the creepy Judge Turpin in the 2007 Tim Burton - Johnny Depp version of Sweeney Todd. Burton's directing the new take on Alice in Wonderland, expected to release in 2010.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Johnny Depp plays on Glenn Tilbrook's new album

According to Glenn Tilbrook, Johnny Depp and his partner Vanessa Paradis will play on Glenn's new album! Read what Glenn has to say here: Click here: Glenn Tilbrook interview ahead of Nottingham date

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Johnny Depp and "SWEENEY TODD" win SCREAM Awards

Last night Johnny Depp won Best Actor in a Horror movie for his SWEENEY TODD and the film itself also took the award for Best Horror Movie of the year. Tim Burton was honored for his work in horror films and made his appearance in a balloon! Read more here: Click here: Legendary Filmmaker George Lucas Makes Surprise Appearance at Spike TV's 'Scream 2008': Financial News - Yahoo! Fi

Friday, October 17, 2008

New "Rock and a Hard Place" trailer has surfaced

A new "Rock and a Hard Place" trailer has surfaced on youtube, this is the documentary following Johnny Depp and the reunion with his old band The Kids at the first Sheila Witkin Memorial Concert. The release of the DVD is highly anticipated.
Click here: YouTube - Rock and a Hard Place - New Trailer

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tim Burton talks about Johnny Depp, 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Dark Knight'

Director and visionary Tim Burton talks about Johnny Depp, 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Dark Knight" in a great new interview found in the LA Times. Click here: Tim Burton talks about Johnny Depp, 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Dark Knight' Hero Complex Los Angeles Times
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton in a November 2007 photograph by Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times, photo found at article linked above.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Astro City an Infinitum Nihil project?

Astro City an Infinitum Nihil project? It looks like Indy film guru Ben Barenholtz is developing Kurt Busiek's comic book Astro City with Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and that Frank Marshall is set to direct.

As I like to say? Stay tuned kids....time will tell!

I found the info here: Click here:

Johnny Depp voted "world's" sexiest man

photo found on site linked below

This report's been floating around this weekend so I thought I'd share it, according to reports, a Cosmopolitan magazine poll voted Johnny Depp the "world's sexiest man at 45." Who'd a thunk it? ;)
Click here: Johnny Depp voted ''World''s Sexiest Man'' Top News Light Reading

Monday, October 6, 2008

Johnny Depp's Sweeney Todd a cube doll?

This site thinks it could happen!

photo found at link above, more pics can be found at that site.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Johnny Depp scouting Rum Diary?

Another Spanish language report has surfaced today, and it implies that Johnny, Initial's Graham King and director Bruce Robinson were checking locations for Infinitum Nihil's project "The Rum Diary" based on the novel of Hunter S. Thompson.

Here is the article: Click here: » Primera Hora - Llegan Clooney, Spacey y McGregor

And here is my rough translation/interpretation of what was written, and as always, time will tell if this is true.

Johnny apparently tried to or wanted to visit Puerto Rico within the last few weeks but a bad rain storm impeded it. The actor who was made famous by Pirates of the Caribbean and movie producer Graham King had planned to visit the island but a devistating tropical storm stopped it. Their purpose was to begin scouting for location settings for the filming of the movie The Rum Diary, based on the novel of Hunter Thompson that was based on his time in Puerto Rico in 1960. Because of the storm, they looked at Mexico, and it seems they would recreate Old San Juan there. It also is said that the film's director Bruce Robinson is about to make a visit to Puerto Rico, he was invited by local film people who want the project to be made on the island as Depp and the others would begin filming in January of 2009.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Johnny Depp location "scouting" in Mexico?

It's being reported that Johnny Depp and four other people were seen in Mexico scouting locations Monday, Sept 29. It's said that they looked at streets bordering the University of Guanajuato and also La Paz, the Secondhand shop and the Trick. Johnny and his group also visited San Miguel de Allende.
No film titles were mentioned.

Photo found here along with more information: Click here: <>

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


UPDATE: Disney has confirmed that Depp is officially signed on to play TONTO in the Lone Ranger film and not the Lone Ranger himself. Read more here: Click here:

Johnny Depp as the Disney's LONE RANGER, MAD HATTER and CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW...again!

Go here for lots more information about how this afternoon's announcement happened:

And this just in from Variety:

Depp confirmed as Disney's Mad Hatter

Johnny Depp will voice The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND, for Walt Disney Pictures. The film has a scheduled release date of March 05, 2010, with script penned by Linda Woolverton. Alice is being played by Mia Wasikowska. It's been said that Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND will combine performance capture imagery with live-action footage. It is based on the classic story by Lewis Carroll.

Filming is reportedly under way now, with Depp's portion rumored to be recorded in LA.

More about today's confirmation can be found here: Click here: Johnny Depp dons another hat for Burton

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Radical Publishing launches website

Radical Publishing and Sandman Studios has announced the launch of the RADICAL COMICS’ website! Click here: Radical Comics Radical is publishing Sam Sarkar's CALIBER, and producing the film to be directed by John Woo. And as Executive Producer for Arvid Nelson's REX MUNDI that will star Johnny Depp.

Here's some information about Radical from the press release Click here: The Comics Waiting Room Newswire :

Radical Publishing is founded by BARRY LEVINE (Producer for Universal Studios, Spyglass Entertainment, Film 44, and Radical Pictures’ HERCULES, Lion Rock Productions, Infinitum Nihil and Radical Pictures’ CALIBER, and Bad Hat Harry Productions and Radical Pictures’ FREEDOM FORMULA. Executive Producer for the in development Warner Brothers’ REX MUNDI movie, written by JIM UHLS, starring JOHNNY DEPP and Universal Pictures’ R.I.P.D), his protégé JESSE BERGER (Executive Producer of HERCULES, CALIBER and FREEDOM FORMULA), and longtime writer/publisher DAVID ELLIOTT (Atomeka Press and Tundra Publishing).

Here's their trailer for the CALIBER graphic novel series.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More photos from The Kids and Johnny Depp at the Sheila Witkin concert

The guys have posted some more new pics on their myspace page Click here: - The Kids My Photos and have provided the ability for everyone to upload them and also provided photo links, so I am very happy that they want us to share these with fans and followers!

This one's description said: Being interviewed for the"Rock And a Hard Place" documentary 2008"

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Johnny Depp does football

A TV camera caught Johnny Depp in his seat at today's Arizona Cardinals-Miami Dolphins football game, in Arizona. And this blogger grabbed a screen cap of him.

Warning, I've blurred the small bit of a child in the seat next to Johnny, the link takes you to the unbluured image.
Click here: Hallandale Beach Blog: Johnny Depp shows up for ballgame, Dolphins don't!

And then a Yahoo photographer snapped a pic of him here: Click here: Actor Johnny Depp leaves his suite while watching the Miami ... - Yahoo! News Photos

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dr. Parnassus teaser trailer

We all know that Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell stepped in to help save Heath Ledger's last film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. A teaser trailer has been released here:
Click here: QUICK STOP EXCLUSIVE: Teaser Trailer From Terry Gilliam’s THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS! » Quick Stop Entert


How would you like a bit of a teaser glimpse of the wonders Terry Gilliam has planned for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus?

Below, you’ll find a very special message from Terry, as well as a look at some of the production designs and artwork for the film. Currently in post-production, Parnassus should be arriving at a theater near you sometime in 2009. Until then, though, we share this little peek behind the scenes.

You can visit the official Doctor Parnassus website at where you can sign up to receive news about the film.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Johnny Depp's SWEENEY TODD receives 5 "Scream 08" awards nominations

2007's Sweeney Todd, directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp in the lead role gets 5 nominations for this year's Spike TV Scream awards:

Best Horror Film - SWEENEY TODD

Best Actor in a Horror Movie or TV Show - Johnny Depp

Best Actress in a Horror Movie or TV Show - Helena Bonham Carter

Best Villian - Alan Rickman

Best Director - Tim Burton

Poster WarnerBros.
Go here to read more about the awards and the show:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Johnny Depp takes National Movie Award for Best Male Performance in SWEENEY TODD

Johnny Depp's performance as SWEENEY TODD won him this year's Best Male Performance at the UK's National Movie Awards Monday night. Johnny was not there to accept this award. You can read more about the evening and see photos of the attendees here:

Click here: Nicole Kidman's thigh-grazing minidress steals the show at the National Movie Awards Mail Online

Here's a clip of this acceptance speech

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Johnny Depp's Vajoliroja sails away..

After being in southern Florida over the Labor day weekend to play with his old band The Kids, at the 2nd Annual Sheila Witkin Memorial concert, Johnny Depp's yacht, the Vajoliroja, leaves its dock, Monday, September 1.

The video is exclusive to the website it was posted on, so please go here to see the video.

Click here: TheNewsRoom MAVRIXPHOTO.COM Exclusive! Johnny Depp's fabulous 156' superyacht, the Vajoliroja, leaves his rental

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Johnny Depp rents a home to dock the Vajoliroja while in Florida

This is a great aerial clip of Johnny's yacht the Vajoliroja docked in Florida last week. Johnny was there with his family for the Sheila Witkin Memorial Concert.

The name Vajoliroja is a combintion of Johnny's family's names, Va for Vanessa, Jo for Johnny, LiRo for his 9 year old daughter Lily Rose and Ja for his son Jack. And if you say it right, it sounds like The Jolly

Click here: TheNewsRoom Johnny Depp Florida Mansion Dock

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Johnny Depp on guitar singing in Florida Saturday night

Johnny Depp and The Kids played a second night at the Sheila Witkin Memorial Concert and those clips are beginning to surface on the net from last night.
These are great!

From Saturday, the 30th Click here: YouTube - Johnny Depp performs 08/30/08 # 3

From Saturday, the 30th Click here: YouTube - Johnny Depp performs # 2 08/30/08

From Friday, the 29th Click here: YouTube - Sheila Witkin Concert 2008 C

Johnny Depp and The Kids - the videos keep coming in

Johnny Depp live on guitar is a reason in itself to celebrate, but having him join his 80s band mates The Kids for a benefit concert for the Sheila Witkin Foundation just makes the weekend's concerts perfect!

Here are more videos from Friday night's concert.
We found these here: Click here: YouTube - 69floors's Channel

Here's a sample of what they have:

Here's a sample of pics that can be found Click here: Johnny Depp Photo Gallery - Johnny Depp And The Kids In Concert At Club Cinema

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Johnny Depp and The Kids rocked Pompano Beach

Here's another pic from last night's event, just in time for the pics from tonight's concert to be coming out. This pic was found Click here: Johnny Depp Sweeney Todd Follow Up News Blog

Johnny Depp and The Kids rock in Florida

Last night Johnny Depp and The Kids benefit concert was a huge success! And reports are in that Johnny did do a small meet & greet (shades of Public Enemies)for about 50 or so people. We have heard that hugs were rampant!

We found the pics below here Click here: It's not Eric's Johnny Depp jamming like a Kid in Florida Mail Online and a short article too.
Pics copyright Splash

Getty images just added about 60 pics Click here: Getty Images - Search

Johnny Depp rocks the house

Here's another article, but I have to wonder if the author may have mistaken Johnny's trusty old blue plaid shirt that he likes to tie around his waist for a kilt?

Johnny in a kilt?

Well, nothing the man does surprises me...yet.
Click here: Johnny Depp, the Kids make them scream at Club Cinema -- South Florida

Waiting for The Kids and Johnny Depp

I've just learned that as of right now, The Kids and Johnny Depp are on NEXT! Live reports coming What did we do before cellphones?

While we wait, here's a great blog out of Florida that sums up tonight's show... and the wait. Click here: Another Night at the Agora, Part II: Waiting for Depp


Friday, August 29, 2008

Johnny Depp at Florida recording studio today, Aug. 29

It's reported that Johnny Depp and the his old The Kids band mates were going into a recording studio today for a rehearsal. LOL Sounds plausible to me!

As requested on the site where I found this pic, we are happy to link back to them when sharing the photo found here Click here: » Blog Archive » MavrixOnline Exclusive: Johnny Depp

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Johnny Depp's in Florida with The Kids, new picture

This picture was just posted on The Kids' myspace page
Click here: - View Image - My Photos - Photo 26 of 26

Looks like the party was well under way!

Rock on!

The 2nd Annual Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert takes place tomorrow and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. Scroll down the blog a bit for ticket info.

Monday, August 25, 2008

"The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters" an Infinitum Nihil project

Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Warner Bros. have Jayson Rothwell writing the script for Gordon Dahlquist's "Glass Books of the Dream Eaters." Hollywood Reporter has confirmed today that this long rumored project is true.

Read what Hollywood Reporter had to say Click here: Jayson Rothwell to write 'Mountain'

Bookcover photo copyright Bantam books

UPDATE! Read our interview with Gordon Dahlquist here:
Click here: Johnny Depp Reads Message Board -> JDR talks with Gordon Dahlquist

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Johnny Depp named Best Actor for "Sweeney Todd" from this year's SyFy Genre Awards

This year's SyFy Genre Awards again names Johnny Depp as Best Actor for "Sweeney Todd" in their movie category. Depp previously received the award in 2004 for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl".

More info about the awards Click here: SyFy Portal

Friday, August 22, 2008

"Rock and a Hard Place" trailer, The Kids with Johnny Depp on guitar

I thought I'd add the trailer for the documentary "Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora" DVD, it'll be released soon and info for pre-ordering can be found here. Click here: Pre-Order Information

Johnny Depp's radio interview about the Memorial Reunion Concert

Johnny Depp and band members of the 1980's band The Kids were interviewed this morning on the radio about the upcoming Memorial Reunion Concert and the radio guys asked some interesting questions of Johnny who was on the phone for the interview. Johnny and The Kids will be performing at the concert again this year in Florida on August 29 and 30.

Here's the podcast and once on the site, you can listen or download to save it!
Click here: Paul and Young Ron Morning Show

There is more information about tickets and times of the concert below this post in the blog.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Johnny Depp LIVE IN CONCERT Aug. 29 & 30

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Johnny Depp WILL be appearing on stage again this year with his 80's band The Kids! This Florida radio station Click here: KOOL 105.5 FM - Your 9 to 5 Workday Station confirms what's been rumored about for weeks now!! That Johnny Depp will be onstage for this year's benefit performance August 29th & 30th at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Go here for ticket information: Click here: Club Cinema Pompano Beach, FL tickets. Directions, seating chart, events. Official Ticketmaster site.

And here for more info on the The 2nd Annual Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert:

A Rock and a Hard Place DVD Pre-order information

Johnny Depp joined with his fellow "The Kids" band members on stage in Florida last year for a charity concert benefitting the Sheila Witkin Foundation and we have been waiting for the DVD to be released. Finally, we have some pre order info today about ordering, go here fpr pre-ordering: Click here: Pre-Order Information

Click here: THE SHEILA WITKIN FOUNDATION for information about the concerts and the DVD.

This is what their website says, in part, about the concert and highly anticipated documnetary DVD.

"On January 28, 2007, The Kids, Z-Cars, Critical Mass, Charlie Pickett, The Cichlids, Slyder, Tight Squeeze and special guests The Romantics took the stage at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida to the delight of nearly 3,000 fans that came from around the world to see their favorite bands play together one more time. The event culminated in South Florida’s biggest reunion concert. Nearly $30 thousand was raised for worthy charities, and it was one of the hottest concert tickets of the year.

The historic live event was captured on film for a feature-length documentary Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora and is told by those who lived it. The film chronicles the remarkable true story of South Florida’s influential rock music scene by combining dozens of exclusive interviews, live performances by the bands, and vintage video, radio broadcasts and photographs.

For the very first time, this extraordinary untold story has been brought to the forefront and examines the compelling and often personal journey of eight original Miami bands and their quest to leave an indelible mark on the music they loved."

Be sure to go here Click here: THE SHEILA WITKIN FOUNDATION to read more about this fantastic memorial to a woman who changed the sound and the face of music in the 1980s.

Monday, August 18, 2008

More thoughts on Rex Mundi's hunt for a director

Anne Thompson had this to say a couple of days ago in her "Variety" column about Johnny Depp and Rex Mundi. Be sure to go here Click here: Thompson On Hollywood to read her always insightful column.

"According to MTV, Johnny Depp is looking to find a director for "Rex Mundi" now that "Fight Club" scribe Jim Uhls has finished adapting Arvid Nelson's graphic novels. I don't know much about this project but any movie that keeps Depp out of a pirate costume is more than welcome in my book."

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Q&A with Radical's Edmund Shern - Infinitum Nihil's "Animal Square" discussed

More can be found
here on Animal Square, Johnny, Infinitum Nihil and Radical Publishing. Scroll down a bit for the info.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Depp's "Rex Mundi" needs a director.

Seems like the "Rex Mundi" script has been written by Jim Uhls and now Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil is on the search for a director. Infinitum Nihil optioned Rex Mundi, Arvid Nelson's fabulous alternate history inspired graphic novel series for the big screen.

Rex Mundi ™ and © 1999 – 2008 Arvid Nelson. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wheels of criminals, Public Enemies and Johnny Depp

Great blog item in the NY Times that has to do with crime and it's vehicles. They talk about Public Enemies, Johnny and Bryan Burrough's book.

You can read the NY Times blog about criminals and their get away cars here.

Here's a photo of a 1935 Hudson Terra-plane that was apparently used in the filming of Public Enemies earlier this year. Dilling is said to have liked the bigger, faster engines of these cars.

Photo located within an article here:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fire guts building next to Dillinger death alley

Fire gutted the building adjacent to the alley where John Dillinger was killed, and where filming for Public Enemies took place just a few weeks ago. Public Enemies stars Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Christian Bale as the FBI on his trail, Melvin Purvis. Public Enemies is based on the book by Bryan Burrough and the film is directed by Michael Mann. Filming wrapped June 30 and Public Enemies is scheduled for a July 1, 2009 release.

Go here to see the news video and to read the news report.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"?

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter? In a Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland for Disney? While I don't usually post rumors here, this one seems to make sense and it just won't go away and isn't being denied or confirmed for that matter.
Read about the latest rumor
here, as I like to say...time will tell.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Caliber's comic book series trailer

Johnny Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil will be taking this graphic novel written by Sam Sarkar from print to screen with director John Woo.

Here's their trailer for the graphic novel series.

Friday, August 1, 2008

More Public Enemies photos

We've been lucky to have Rob share more of his photos taken during the filming of Public Enemies in Chicago starring Johnny Depp as 1930's gangster John Dillinger. Check at the top of page 59 in our main forum, click here for his pics. Rob posts as cmraseye. Public Enemies is based on Bryan Burrough's true crime book by the same name, be sure to check it out.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A glimpse of Johnny Depp

This isn't really news but it's a cute report about Johnny and his affect on the people who lived in the area of PE filming.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sam Sarkar and "Caliber" at Comic Con

All eyes have shifted to San Diego and Comic Con as Radical Publishing showcases Caliber, written by Sam Sarkar and illustrated by Garrie Gastonny. Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil will be bringing this western gunslinger's tale to film with a new take on the Arthurian legends. Caliber is to be directed by John Woo. Sam was present yesterday and graciously signed books and posted for photos with fans! What a great guy he is! Sam has more appearances slated for this weekend.

Copyright Radical Publishing

JDR has several people there and they are reporting in so be sure to keep a sharp eye on this thread on our main JohnnyDeppReads forum through out the Comic Con weekend for everyone's reports, scans and photos found here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

FBI 100 The Last Steps of John Dillinger

From the FBI's files on John Dillinger:

FBI 100
The Last Steps of John Dillinger


The Biograph Theater as re-created for the upcoming movie Public Enemies, directed by Michael Mann and starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

One of the most famous cases in our 100-year history celebrates an anniversary today: On July 22, 1934, the gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago, moments after leaving the Biograph Theater, where, ironically, he had watched a gangster film starring Clark Gable.

John Dillinger, Public Enemy #1

In the Depression years of the early 1930s, Dillinger’s bank robberies, shootouts, and jailbreaks earned him nationwide notoriety, but to the Bureau, he was just Public Enemy #1. And after months of pursuing him, a tip led Melvin Purvis, Special Agent in Charge of our Chicago office, to the Biograph on a hot Sunday night.

The day before, Purvis and Special Agent Samuel A. Cowley, who had been appointed by Director J. Edgar Hoover to head the Dillinger investigation, had met with a woman calling herself Anna Sage, a friend of Dillinger’s girlfriend, Polly Hamilton. She was hoping that her cooperation with the authorities would earn her reward money and keep her from being deported to her native Romania. She told Purvis that Dillinger planned to take both her and Hamilton to a Sunday evening movie at the Biograph or the Marbro.

Stakeouts were arranged for both theaters. A hand-written document from our Dillinger file, a diagram of the Biograph, illustrates the placement of some 20 men around the theater and across the street. The diagram shows the letters “A,” “B,” and “C” outside the theater box office, with an “X” next to each letter. A legend identifies the significance of the letters: “Dillinger companion,” “Dillinger,” “informant.”

A diagram of the stakeout of the Biograph Theater from our Dillinger files

The informant—Anna Sage—called Purvis at 8:30 p.m. that Sunday to say they were going to the Biograph. Two hours later, Dillinger emerged from the theater with his two companions. Purvis, standing nearby, lit a cigar. It was the signal for his men to move in. As they did, Dillinger realized what was happening and reached for his pistol. Agents fired, and Dillinger was hit. He staggered, then fell.

Dillinger’s death signaled the beginning of the end of the Gangster Era, but the nation’s fascination with those times lives on. A new movie about Dillinger, directed by Michael Mann, is scheduled for release next July. The film, Public Enemies, stars Johnny Depp as Dillinger and Christian Bale as Purvis.

Mann, a Chicago native, spared no expense to re-create the Biograph Theater and the look and feel of 1930s-era Chicago for the film. “Getting it visually right requires a lot of dedication,” he explains, thanking us for our “spectacular cooperation” in helping to make the film authentic.

The actual Colt .380 that Dillinger reached for as agents were closing in

Ross Rice, our spokesman in the Chicago field office, says that when he compared the movie sets with archival photos from those days, “you couldn’t tell the difference. I felt like I was stepping back in time.”
On Lincoln Avenue, where the Biograph still stands, the film crew “essentially rented out the entire block,” Rice says. The façade of every building was redone to look exactly as it did on that steamy night when Dillinger went to see Manhattan Melodrama. Attention was paid to every detail, from the streetlights to the trolley tracks right down to replacing the bricks on the street.

Mann says the film also strives for “period-accurate psychology,” to help illuminate inner thoughts and motivations of Purvis and Dillinger. That process included talking with agents while doing research for the film. Their “zeal and passion,” Mann says, helped him understand just how badly Purvis wanted to catch Public Enemy #1.

John Dillinger killed 74 years ago today

Yup....74 years ago today, John Dillinger was shot to death outside of the Biograph theater in Chicago after watching "Manhattan Melodrama" starring Myrna Loy, William Powell and Clark Gable. He was betrayed by his lady friend at the time, the infamous woman in red.

The film based on Bryan Burrough's book Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp, as the doomed gangster John Dillinger, wrapped filming June 30 of this year and is scheduled for a July 01, 2009 release. Public Enemies is directed by Michael Mann for Universal and also stars Marion Cotillard as Evelyn Frechette and Christian Bale as FBI agent Melvin Purvis.
Author Ellen Poulsen has a nice write up about that night here:
Not sure who owns the rights to the photo above.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Stephen Dorff comments on Public Enemies and Johnny Depp

Stephen Dorff comments about working on Michael Mann's Public Enemies and Johnny Depp in this interview. The Public Enemies comments can be found at the bottom of the interview, if you just wish to read his thoughts about Public Enemies.

Sam Sarkar confirmed as Caliber's screenwriter

This article originating from Radical Publishing and Mania confirm that Sam Sarkar is the Caliber screenwriter! Caliber is a project for Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil. Go here to read more about this fabulous and anxiously awaited project. As we told you yesterday, John Woo will direct.

And this is also a must read, it's an interview with Sam Sarkar about Caliber!

And remember that Sam is to appear at San Diego's Comic-Con later this week.
Caliber cover art copyright Radical Publishing.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

John Woo tapped to direct Infinitum Nihil's Caliber

John Woo has been tapped as director for the adaptation of Sam Sarkar's graphic novel series Caliber. Radical Publishing's Caliber puts King Arthur and his knights in the Pacific Northwest of the 19th century as gunslingers and gives a whole new take on the meaning of the word "caliber".

Infinitum Nihil is listed with Barry Levine's Radical Comics and Lion Rock ( run by Woo with partner Terence Chang) as co-producers for Caliber according to Variety

Sarkar is also Director of Development for Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company.

Look for Sarkar to appear at the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego this week promoting Caliber.

Caliber cover images: Radical Publishing Company.

On the Public Enemies set with a 6 year old extra and Johnny Depp

This is one of the sweetest reports regarding Johnny Depp and the extras on his film, Public Enemies. This seems to have taken place in the St. Anne filming area and gives a great account of Johnny and a young extra. And there are some nice photos too.,4_5_JO20_COLUMN_S1.article

Friday, July 18, 2008

Johnny Depp and "Public Enemies" motivate John Dillinger Day in Chicago

Apparently thanks to Johnny Depp and the Public Enemies filming in the area, the focus at the Portage Theater in Chicago this coming Sunday, July 20 will be on John Dillinger as they name it John Dillinger Day. They plan a special showing of the last movie Dillinger saw before he was gunned down outside of the Biograph Theater in Chicago where they will be showing Manhattan Melodrama starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and William Powell with ticket prices set at 25 cents, the same price Dillinger paid that fateful night, June 23, 1934.

Go here to read more about it!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Johnny Depp as John Dillinger

Great article today from the LA Times on Johnny Depp as John Dillinger and Michael Mann as the director going up against a strike deadline.

Depp as Dillinger: Mann kills on 'Public Enemies'

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Depp's Public Enemies benefits Wisconsin communities


Wisconsin communities benefit from Johnny Depp's film Public Enemies.

Public Enemies' Bill Stoneking talks about the film and Johnny Depp

This is a really fun account of Bill Stoneking's role as a bookie in the Johnny Depp film Public Enemies. He also mentions John Ortiz and Jason Clarke, who play Phil D'Andrea and John "Red" Hamilton respectively. Public Enemies is directed by Michael Mann for Universal and is based upon the book by the same name and was written by Bryan Burrough, be sure to read it before the film is released next year.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stephen Dorff talks about Johnny Depp in Public Enemies

This is a short article, but it has some nice comments by Stephen Doff about Johnny Depp and Public Enemies.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Public Enemies through a window

Updating this post on July 22 since my original post, I've heard from the very nice and very talented gentleman who put together this great video of what looks to be rehearsals and run throughs for Public Enemies from his apartment and in his neighborhood. This is the authorized version and it's been updated, so please enjoy the great special period effects and music. It's fab!


Public Enemies' vintage cars at Iola Car Show

Here's a great article about some of the awesome cars that had been used in Public Enemies They recently were gathered together for exhibit at the Iola Car Show.

And this blog has some really great photos! (scroll down)

Public Enemies was directed for Universal by Michael Mann and stars Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard and Christian Bale. The film was shot on location from March through June mostly in the midwest. As we reported, Public Enemies is scheduled to be released July 01, 2009.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Johnny Depp as John Dillinger in People magazine

This week's PEOPLE Magazine has a pic of Johnny Depp as Public Enemies' John Dillinger that judging from his costume, appears to be from the Santa Anita race track shoot on June 30th.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Universal truck spotted in the Chicago area

One of our members just posted in out main forum that they spotted a Universal truck pulling a pretty old car in a trailer today. Fill in shots? Background scenes? We know they often do this after the principle photography has finished, wonder if if's got anything to do with Public Enemies?

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Public Enemies made it to Lockport, an alternate ending

We know that Public Enemies filming has wrapped, but these stories are beginning to appear, this one has some great pictures too.

Use this link to read how "Johnny Depp finally films scene at Homer resident's restaurant after movie makers canceled weeks ago."

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Christian Bale talks about Public Enemies

There's more today from Christain Bale about his role as FBI Agent Melvin Purvis in the Johnny Depp, Michael Mann film for Universal.

Christian Bale Keeping It Real For “Public Enemies” Role Opposite Johnny Depp

Public Enemies' Johnny Depp donates to Oshkosh Habitat for Humanity

Before Johnny Depp finished portraying John Dillinger in Michael Mann's film Public Enemies he took the time to sign photos of himself as Captain Jack Sparrow to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s upcoming community build project. According to Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh, a framed and signed Depp photo and a prize package that includes two seats aboard an EAA For Tri-Motor flight will be awarded to one lucky fan this summer through a special sweepstakes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

After completion thoughts about Public Enemies

The crew member from Johnny Depp's and Michael Mann's Public Enemies who posts as "Herenotthere" on the imdb community boards has added some interesting thoughts the last few days about the filming and what could come next.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

More location pictures

More Public Enemies location pictures have surfaced and are located on a flickr account. Possible plot spoilers in the pics, as a note, they are not of actual filming, but are of Johnny Depp and others on a farm location during what seems to be the filming process. We respect the owners' copyright and so I'll just include the link back to them.

Friday, July 4, 2008

A Public Enemies extra tells her story

Now that Johnny Depp's Public Enemies filming has wrapped, another great account of an extra for the Aragon Ballroom scene has surfaced.

Happy Independence Day USA!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A private look at 'Public Enemies'

This article gives a different view of the filming and the attention to detail that went into the filming of Public Enemies. It also talks about Johnny Depp and his interest in art and history as told by a local Chicago artist and gallery owner.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Christian Bale speaks about Public Enemies

In this audio interview for his upcoming film Dark Knight, Christian Bale talks about Public Enemies, Michael Mann and portraying FBI Agent Melvin Purvis, the man who hunted John Dillinger who's portrayed by Johnny Depp.

About 12 minutes into this audio piece, Bale talks about PE, playing Purvis and Michael Mann.

Depp held private wrap party for Public Enemies

I thought this was an interesting read, seems privacy may have been a reason for Johnny Depp to hold a private Public Enemies wrap party in Chicago last week, at Gibson's. Read the blub about it in this People magazine column. Scroll down:,,20209806,00.html?xid=rss-caughtintheact

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Public Enemies is a wrap

According to reports by the handful of people there, Johnny Depp did meet with fans last night at Santa Anita. This site has some photos from the day.

This blog is written by a JDR member who had her Johnny experience yesterday, it's her story and some great photos! Thanks Minxie for sharing to freely!

Now the job's begun for Michael Mann to make this the fabulous film that we know it can be.

Stick around for more news as Public Enemies enters the next phase. And we'll have all of the news about teasers, trailers, ads, screenings ....etc...just like we always do. Don't go anywhere.

Public Enemies a wrap in California?

According to reports on our main forum this's a wrap for Public Enemies! Just a very few tried and true fans waited at the Santa Anita racetrack today for filming to conclude and were rewarded when Johnny Depp's SUV stopped for the handful of people, pictures were taken and autographs were given.

The final meet and greet on the final day of filming.

Monday, June 30, 2008

More Public Enemies at the race track

As people begin to check in with us on our main forum, we've heard that off track betting continues at Santa Anita as director Michael Mann goes up against the midnight filming deadline tonight for Public Enemies. We've just been told that Johnny's chief security man, Jerry, is an extra in one of the scenes being filmed now. Jerry was also seen briefly in Sweeney Todd with Johnny.

More as we get it.

Public Enemies off to the races today

This is the last scheduled day of filming on the Michael Mann, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale film Public Enemies and as we know they are at Los Angeles' Santa Anita race track!

Here's a bit of the history of this historic racetrack. It's 1930s architecture makes it perfect for PE!

Be sure to keep a sharp eye here on our johnnydeppreads blog as we continue to post all of the news and updates as this film moves into it's next phase. So don't go anywhere. We sure aren't.

And since we are going into a long, holiday weekend here in the US, why not pick up a copy of Bryan Burrough's book that started it all ..."Public Enemies" and see what started this fabulous movie!

Stick around with us, the ride's just getting started!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Public Enemies moves to Santa Anita racetrack

Look for the cast and crew of the Johnny Depp, Michael Mann, Marion Cotillard film Public Enemies to be at the Santa Anita racetrack, in the Los Angeles area, tomorrow for filming of the remaining scenes of the movie.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Public Enemies wraps in midwest

It seems that Public Enemies has finished its midwest filming and a wrap party was held last night in Chicago. However speculation has it that there is some additional filming will be done Monday in the LA area.

Since the wrap party is now history, here's a brief write up. Please know that historically Johnny rarely attends wrap parties.

Friday, June 27, 2008

More Lockport filming for Public Enemies

Today's Public Enemies filming had Johnny Depp returning to Lockport again!,JO27_DEPP_WEB.article

Public Enemies fimed in Kankakee

It was a busy day yesterday for those trying to keep up with the Public Enemies location filming news, it kept changing! Here are some news articles with pics and a video of Johnny Depp's meet and greet last night, estimates have had the crowd at between 1,000 and 1,500 people.

No word as to where filming will be today, but we k now they are on to the LA area reportedly Sunday and Monday for the racetrack scenes on Monday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Public Enemies filming in Kankakee

Here's an article that gives us a look into what's going on today with Johnny Depp and the Public Enemies filming.

I think this may be the farmhouse scene where Dillinger goes home to meet the family.

Public Enemies just keeps on filming

As we all count down to the last day of filming this Michael Mann movie, our Chicago "reporters" continue to fill us in on the latest talk about what's going on in their neighborhood. One of our members has just posted on the forum that Johnny Depp on set this AM, then wisked off back to basecamp just after noon. Sometime later, after changing clothes he was taken to another location, but unsure of where else they were shooting today. As of 11 PM tonight, basecamp had NOT been moved. There is some local chatter about today possibly being the last day there. But conflicting information is running rampant now. lol So as always, please remember that this is information that is not offiicial. It's just what's been seen and heard on the streets out there in the Chicago area.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Public Enemies turns Chicago into New Orleans

Following up on last nights' reports about the Public Enemies filming in Chicago, one of our regular Chicago area posters added this bit to our main forum about the filming:

"Today, Chicago looks A LOT like New Orleans... It's hot, humid and rainy. Good luck with the exterior shot, PE cast, crew and fans! Try to stay cool and dry! "

We thank her and all of the Chicago JDR "reporters" for sharing their first hand impressions with us.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chicago to fill in for New Orleans in Public Enemies filming?

We have three Chicago residents who are beginning to report in on our JDR forum about what appears to be set construction in the area of Lincoln and Wells for possible Public Enemies filming tomorrow. Also reports are being posted about the area where extras are being told to report. They say that judging by what they can see, that it appears that this location will be filling in for New Orleans. Several blocks in the area are being closed off.

The reports about this latest location can be found by clicking the link below and scrolling down towards the bottom of page 46 as reports continue on to page 47 and on from that point. So keep reading from that point.

As a reminder, this information is being reported by people in the Chicago area and is being posted on our forum, and is not official.

Public Enemies on TCM Official blog

A great article about the filming of Johnny Depp and Michael Mann's film Public Enemies can be found on the Turner Classic Movie's official blog:

Don't forget that the movie is based on the true crime book by the same name and is written by Bryan Burrough. Read it before the movie comes out!

Public Enemies Chicago location photos

The link for some Public Enemies Chicago location pictures was kindly posted by cmraseye on our main forum. Thanks so much for sharing these with us.

Editing to add the link to this great article, and it has a terrific picture with it.,14934

Public Enemies filming rolls on in Chicago

Reports are in that after filming last night, Johnny Depp did meet with a few people who waited patiently near by. And we have another JDR Chicago member reporting that this morning extras are at the Lawrence and Laramie area. We don't know if they will film in that area, or be transported to alternate locations. We are thinking that the filming for the rest of the week will be very fluid and subject to last minute changess. More as we learn it.

Public Enemies filming in Chicago today

More first hand reports are being posted our main forum tonight, saying that Public Enemies filmed on Roscoe and Clark today, inside scenes in early afternoon, outside scenes just before 8 PM local time. Also preparation went all afternoon at the California Clipper where the extras showed up around 4pm. It's assumed that after Johnny Depp left Roscoe and Clark (about 8:30 PM), they were headed to the Clipper. Then Depp reportedly left the area. Further reports are in that he is back on set.

Go here to read this and other reports as they are posted.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Public Enemies to film tonight?

Looks like the area around the California Clipper in Chicago is being prepped for tonight's filming. They are closed today and tomorrow. No information yet if Johnny Depp is filming tonight or not.

There are some pics posted here:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Public Enemies enters its last week of filming

As the Johnny Depp, Michael Mann film Public Enemies begins to wrap up filming, there appears to be several scenes that will be shot here and there. Literally. Internet chatter and speculation is at an all time high about upcoming locations including more scenes in the Chicago area and possibly something filmed in the Los Angeles area.

The end of the month is the targeted wrap day, just ahead of the looming actor's strike.