Friday, October 5, 2007

Sweeney Todd: Only Johnny Depp

Upcoming is a dark movie, set over a 100-150 years ago, costumes, blood, faces looking silver gray, even Tim Burton as a director. The only ingredient left to marinate this thriller with is by casting Johnny Depp in the leading role. But of course, nobody else can play such a dark role in a costume drama thriller. Depp's other similar characterizations were in:

  • From Hell
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Dead Man

    Plus, these set in the present day:
  • The Ninth Gate
  • The Astronaut's Wife, and
  • Secret Window.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is about a creepy barber (Depp) with homicidal tendencies who chops off his customers and does the weirdest things with the body parts. Grossed out? Well, I would assume anyone who's seen 2 out of the 6 movies mentioned above would be able to handle this one as well. To add to the director and actor combo, Burton's wife Heleno Bonham Carter joins the cast, along with Alan Rickman (Snape from the HP series), and Sacha Baron Cohen (BORAT!). Mind you, this is not a comedy. A bit of an absurd musical maybe, but definitely not a SBCohen-isque comedy at all.

Check out the trailer and poster. I can't wait till this comes out!



HelterSkelter said...

I've seen the first three and also secret window, no to mention so many others. I am intrigued. Thanks for the small description. Dying to watch it.

Soph! said...


Johnny Depp!