Friday, February 6, 2009

The good and the Weird

The good news? After about fifteen false starts, it looks as though Johnny Depp's adaptation of The Rum Diary is actually going to begin production. With Amber Heard taking on the role of Chenault, no less.
The project, which Depp, Christi Dembrowski and Graham King are producing, begins March 30 in Puerto Rico. "Rum" is a production of King's GK Films and Depp's Infinitum Nihil. Also producing are Film Engine with A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen and William Shively attached alongside Robert Kravis and Greg Shapiro.
The Weird, buried near the end of the article, is mention of Woody Harrelson's upcoming zombie flick.
Heard, who just booked the lead in John Carpenter's haunted house thriller "Ward 19," also nabbed a cameo in Columbia's "Zombieland," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson. She will play the object of Eisenberg's affection who turns into a zombie.
Harrelson is now officially competition. Matthew and I are of the opinion that by the time the next presidential election rolls around, everyone -- EVERYONE -- will have made a zombie movie.

Including us. We start pre-production in June. The reanimated corpse of John Cassavetes is attached to direct.

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