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Lionsgate Admits Mortdecai was a 'Disappointment'

Does the movie's failure point to a deeper problem for Johnny Depp? Story by Matt Cummings First there was Dark Shadows , then The Lone Ranger , then Transcendence . Now, Lionsgate is having to admit another of their Johnny Depp enterprises has fallen on hard times. Speaking to Variety, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer admitted has asserted that Johnny Depp’s caper comedy Mortdecai will be a “very manageable” loss for the studio despite its terrible box office performance. “It’s clearly a disappointment,” Feltheimer told analysts Friday during a company conference call to discuss earnings for its third quarter which ended on December 31. Mortdecai, which cost $60 million to make, has only generated $7 million since it launched on January 23. Internationally, it's added only $11 million. Although Feltheimer attempted to explain the loss with purely financial facts, the real question on everyone's mind was, "Is Johnny Depp no longer a bankable actor?"

New Images From Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

It's Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's eighth collaboration, a big-budget film based on a TV show that no-one remembers (at least outside the US) and which features a motley crew of vampires, witches and supernatural weirdos. Dark Shadows , in other words, is a perfect subject for both star and director, and from these photos it looks like we can expect more of their particular brand of off-kilter charm. 1972-set film version. The story focuses on Barnabas Collins ( Depp ), who was transformed into a vampire by a jilted lover (Eva Green's witch Angelique) way back in the 1700s and buried. He's just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer's Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller's Roger - despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood. Said screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, "Tim and Johnny took a long time explaining exactly why it had to be 1972. 1969 was too early and 1973 was too

First Image Of The Cast From "Dark Shadows"

EW scored the first photo of Johnny Depp ’s vampire from Dark Shadows ! Last week, long-range paparazzi shots of the actor wearing ghostly white makeup, large sunglasses and a pulled down fedora made fans of the original 1966-71 supernatural soap opera bristle nervously, with complaints he looked simply too strange. Nevermind that he’s playing a 200-year-old vampire, which is strange enough. As you can see from this cast shot, Depp’s bloodsucking pater familias Barnabas Collins actually borrows heavily from the aged-little boy look of original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid — not that anyone would be happy to see this guy show up as your prom date either. Still, this official First Look may reassure those die-hard fans of the original series, memorably offbeat ABC daytime drama about a vampire whose extended family are bedeviled by ghosts, witches, and other gothic woes. Depp, who fought for years to make this movie, is one of those fans. “I do remember, very vividly, practi

Chloe Moretz Star In Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

Chloe Moretz twitted this morning that she will be starting in the upcoming Tim Burton Film Dark Shadows. She will star along side Johnny Depp ,Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Sheen. ChloeGMoretz: So happy to announce that I'm officially attached to #DarkShadows the new #TimBurton film such excitement!! <3 so happy Check out her Video blog to hear the announcement. Please Leave A Comment-

Michelle Pfeiffer To Join Dark Shadows

Michelle Pfeiffer is in negotiations to reteam with Tim Burton for Dark Shadows , Warner Bros’ big-screen take on the 1960s gothic vampire TV soap opera starring Johnny Depp . The movie has an April start and has been casting up, with Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green and Bella Heathcote already on board. Depp will portray Barnabas Collins, a self-loathing vampire living in a Maine manor who is searching for his lost love. Pfeiffer would play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the reclusive matriarch of the Collins family which runs the Maine town. The character has not left the mansion since the disappearance of her husband a decade earlier. Pfeiffer is finding herself very much in demand this new year. The actress is juggling a role in New Line’s all-star New Year’s Eve and shooting Welcome to People, the directorial debut of scribe Alex Kurtzman. The last time she worked with Burton was as Catwoman in 1992’s Batman Returns Please Leave A Comment- Source- Heatvision

Warner Bros. And IMAX Sign 20 Picture Deal

Warner Bros. And IMAX Sign 20 Picture Deal Warner Bros. and IMAX have signed a new collaboration deal up to 20 more WB films to be released in the IMAX format from now till 2013. In the announcement they gives us great news about some of the most anticipated films to come out. It also acknowledges Batman 3, Superman, Fury Road and Dark Shadows as being three of the 15 films to be released in IMAX between 2011 and 2013. Here is the full press release with all the little details: IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures, a unit of Time Warner Inc., announced today that they have completed an agreement to release up to 20 Warner Bros. films in IMAX’s format over the course of the next three and a half years (from 2010 through 2013). The agreement strategically aligns Warner Bros.’ tent-pole business with the increasing worldwide popularity of The IMAX Experience(R) in both 2D and IMAX(R) 3D, providing the studio with an added distribution platform that consistently delivers stron

Johnny Depp To Star As A Vampire In Dark Shadows With The Help Of Tim Burton

Johnny Depp To Star As A Vampire In Dark Shadows With The Help Of Tim Burton Forget Team Edward and Team Jacob. We've heard that director Tim Burton and star Johnny Depp are making a feature film version of the classic 1960s gothic TV soap opera Dark Shadows , and producer Graham King now confirms that the film will shoot in the fall, with Depp to play broody vampire Barnabas Collins. "We're actually going to shoot that film next September/October with Tim Burton and Johnny," King said in a group interview Friday in Los Angeles, where he was promoting The Young Victoria. Burton is still finishing post-production on Alice in Wonderland, which also stars Depp and opens March 5, 2010. King is already prepping production on Dark Shadows with screenwriters so that it is ready for Burton to shoot next fall. "We've been working on the script a lot, even though he's working on Alice," King continued. "We've been given a script. John August wrote the