Articles from May 2007

Available now–two new 30-second TV commercials for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END! Soundtrack clips, too!

If you can’t get enough of Captain Jack Sparrow and his pirate crew, Yahoo Movies has two new 30-second television commercials for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END available on their website. One clip is called “Are You Prepared?” and the other is called “Stand Together.” You can see them both here: Thanks to emma for sharing the link!

And if you are curious about the music that will accompany AT WORLD’S END, you can sample each track of Hans Zimmer’s score here at Thanks to Carasun for the news; even in 30-second bursts, the score is beautiful. –Part-Time Poet


Promotion for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END gets into gear with two U.S. television appearances by Johnny Depp scheduled for next Tuesday, May 8th! First, enjoy your breakfast coffee and muffin with GOOD MORNING AMERICA from 7 to 9 a.m. on the ABC network; Intodadepps reports that the show is advertising an interview with Johnny for Tuesday, and one with Geoffrey Rush, who plays Captain Barbossa, for Thursday, May 10th. Meanwhile, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD is sending reporter Maria Menunos to London to interview Johnny; Charlene tells us the segment is also scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 8th. Since ACCESS HOLLYWOOD is a syndicated show, check your local listings to see when it airs in your area.

Several media outlets in the UK report that Myleene Klass is scheduled to interview “her idol, Johnny Depp” for CNN next week in London, and that she is “petrified” at the notion of meeting him in person. “I’m so nervous, I don’t think I’ll be able to look him in the face,” Myleene said, “but I’m going to ask him for a photo.” Myleene presents a monthly entertainment program on CNN International; presumably her interview with Johnny will air during the May edition, near the release of AT WORLD’S END. We’ll bring you the date when it’s confirmed. Thanks to Intodadepps, Charlene, and Gilbert’s Girl for the TV news. –Part-Time Poet

TV ALERT–Johnny Depp and AT WORLD'S END on EXTRA! tonight, May 2nd

Set your TIVOs and your VCRs, pirate fans–the syndicated entertainment news show EXTRA! is advertising an appearance by our favorite buccaneer and his new movie AT WORLD’S END on tonight’s show, Tuesday, May 2nd: “Movie Exclusives–EXTRA! is first with Johnny Depp and new scenes from the next PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Sequel.” Promise us that and we’ll be sure to tune in, EXTRA! Many thanks to emma for the heads-up. –Part-Time Poet

"If they had a good script, why not?" Johnny Depp considers making PIRATES 4, 5 and 6

The 10th Anniversary issue of MOVIE MAGIC Magazine has a five-page feature on AT WORLD’S END called “Yo Ho Ho, Jack’s Back!” Their interview with Johnny Depp finds him speculating about the possibility of continuing the PIRATES franchise. “Maybe there’ll be a PIRATES 4, 5 and 6,” says Johnny. “If they had a good script, why not? I mean, at a certain point the madness must stop, but for the moment, I can’t say that Captain Jack Sparrow’s done. I just feel like there are more things you could do. Because I suppose, with a character like this, the parameters are a little broader, so there are more possibilities, I think. And he’s a fun character to play. I was really not looking forward to saying goodbye to him.”

Thanks to Shadow for posting scans of the MOVIE MAGIC article on the News & Views forum; you can read the complete article there. –Part-Time Poet

BRANDO documentary debuts on Turner Classic Movies–features interview with Johnny Depp

The photo at left features Johnny Depp doing his impersonation of Marlon Brando during the excellent two-part documentary BRANDO airing on Turner Classic Movies on May 1st and 2nd. The retrospective examines Brando’s performances and his impact on the film industry, but it also includes fascinating reminiscences with his children, friends and colleagues. “Marlon revolutionized acting,” Johnny tells the filmmakers. “Without question, he was the pioneer; he changed it.” When watching a Brando performance, Johnny explains, “You were watching someone feel, so what became infinitely more important was what was going on underneath the words, when you watched Marlon Brando.”

On the purely personal level, Brando’s daughter Rebecca describes what it was like to spend time with him: “When you were walking with him or in a room with him, there was more to life. He could stop the planet. You were in the moment with him and that was it.” Zone members who have met Johnny Depp describe the same sort of reaction; he could stop the planet.

The Zone thanks dharma_bum for posting an article on the Brando documentary on the News & Views forum; thanks also to AnaMaria for the screencap of Johnny. –Part-Time Poet


“A hero will rise . . . Johnny Depp [in] PIRATES 3–Massive AT WORLD’S END world exclusive!” trumpets the cover of the June 2007 issue of the UK’s EMPIRE Magazine. Actually, it’s one of three covers, as other versions of the issue feature Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, but of course we are partial to the cover with Captain Jack Sparrow. The inside feature, “Anchor Man” by Ian Nathan, is a long and fascinating interview with director Gore Verbinski, in many ways the unsung hero of the POTC franchise. The article is 10 pages long and lavishly illustrated with large behind-the-scenes photos.

“My nerves are rattled, just as anybody else’s would be doing this,” admits Verbinski, as he prepares to pilot the final film of the trilogy into theaters around the world this month. “My fingers are crossed, knocking on wood, hoping everybody really likes it.” Still, he hopes to be able to deliver the jolt–and the pleasure–of genuine surprise. “I’m hoping to make it not what people expect. [Make] them leave the theater saying, ‘Well, that is not at all what I thought [would happen], but I really liked it.'” Adds Verbinski, “The hardest part is remaining inspired. [. . . Y]ou don’t want to be ordinary.” And while smooth sailing behind-the-scenes is much to be desired, the director doesn’t want smooth sailing for his characters on screen. “You’re always in pursuit of the awkward moment,” he confides, “and when you find it, celebrate it!”

The Zone thanks Gilbert’s Girl for posting the news on the News & Views forum, and In-too-Depp for sharing scans of the article. –Part-Time Poet