With Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest set to hit theaters this weekend, I would look for every other post on Cinematical this week to be in some way related to Johnny Depp. Oh, but it's not our fault -- everyone is talking about the guy. Especially now that Superman is fading into the background, expect all Depp, all the time. Who is Captain Jack Sparrow? Is Captain Jack gay? The real Captain Jack? Why Johnny Depp hates red underwear? Trust me, it's all out there.
The latest in Johnny Depp rumors comes via a very interesting character. It appears Marilyn Manson is dying to get the actor to play a part in his upcoming directorial debut, Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll. Speaking to VHI, Manson admitted that he has approached Depp and joked that, if he had to, he'd extort him into playing a role. Of course, we're to assume the rocker was just kidding ... or was he?
Pic is based on the life of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland. Apart from directing the film, Manson has co-written the script, scored it and placed himself in the lead role playing Lewis Carroll. While the flick calls for a variety of special effects, Manson has said they will all be done using a magician, instead of some wicked CGI stuff. Yes, a magician. No, I'm not joking. Personally, I think Depp would be great in a film like this, however, I'm not sure I trust this Marilyn Manson character. He seems a bit weird.