Happy 3rd Birthday to the Johnny Depp Zone! We're celebrating!

Yes, this venture of Sleepy’s and mine has been underway for three years now, continuing the Zone tradition that goes back more than 9 years. We officially opened the “new” Zone on July 9, 2004, the first anniversary of the release of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL. When we began the website, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY had just started shooting at Pinewood, CORPSE BRIDE had just been announced, there were rumors FINDING NEVERLAND would finally be released in the fall, and Johnny had just bought an island in the Exuma chain in the Bahamas. Johnny’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, had just been formed. THE LIBERTINE was in post-production and headed for a work-in-progress showing at the Toronto Film Festival.

How time flies! We are celebrating and reminiscing on the Porch and on ONBC, as we share our memories and look toward the future with SWEENEY TODD and SHANTARAM and many other projects still unnamed. Thanks to Shadow for our birthday card and to all the Zone staff for their tireless efforts. Sleepy and I want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way, and all of our members for making the Zone a wonderful place to be. Most of all, thanks and much love always to Johnny Depp–he’s the reason we’re here! –Part-Time Poet