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Liquid Emperor
« on: 09-18-2003 13:27 »

Johnny Depp Signs for Fear and Loathing Follow-Up

Movie hunk Johnny Depp has signed to star in a follow-up to hit film Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. Depp will join Fear and Loathing co-star Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hartnett and Nick Nolte in The Rum Diary - based on another of cult writer Hunter S. Thompson's hit novels. The film, which will reunite Johnny and Benicio on screen for the first time since the 1997 comedy, will also be directed by Puerto Rican-born Del Toro. Depp currently has two box office hits in release, Pirates of the Caribbean and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
-Taken from the IMDB

A couple of thoughts: A) Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas was a hit???  Since when?  B) I'm inclined to distrust this movie as it's Gilliam-less, but perhaps Benicio can make it work.  I'll check it out, if only out of sheer morbid curiosity.  Anyone els have a major opinion?

Space Pope
« Reply #1 on: 09-18-2003 14:04 »

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas was cute for about the first 15 mins of the movie,then it got boring really fast.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #2 on: 09-18-2003 16:49 »

Johnny Depp is one of the most brilliant actors of all time. There's only been one or two movies that he was in that I didn't like and it wasn't because of his acting.
Depp can pull it off.

Delivery Boy
« Reply #3 on: 09-18-2003 17:19 »

I see you guys are no Hunter S. Thompson fans, i looooved Fear and Loathing, and i also saw the previous Hunter S. Thompson film "Where The Buffalo Roam" which has Bill Murray as Hunter, i am sooooo looking forward to The Rum Diary, Depp is the best.

Fear and loathing is something i always watch before going out (get drunk). Or when i've come home and ordered a pizza. The book is even better.

"No, calm down, learn to enjoy losing"
 - Hunter S. Thompson

Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 09-18-2003 19:46 »

Hey, I'm a Hunter fan! Soon to be a doctor of journalism, here!

I'm not sure about a Gilliam-less sequel. I'd love to see more Hunter on the big screen, but I have serious doubts. In my mind, only Gilliam can transfer from book to screen. Another other director is problematic.
canned eggs

Space Pope
« Reply #5 on: 09-18-2003 20:40 »

I met Hunter S. Thompson once, at some book fair or other where he was on a panel for something.  He called me a pigfucker. 

Anyway, I really liked the first film, even though I'm not on drugs, but I don't expect the effect on me will be replicated without Gilliam, much as I like Del Toro (onscreen, anyway).

Delivery Boy
« Reply #6 on: 09-19-2003 07:50 »

ohh...i wish he would'a called me a pig fucker   frown
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