Johnny Depp, Futuristic Vampire??

Now here's a juicy piece of casting gossip that just might be true: Johnny Depp as a (semi-)vampire, playing opposite Will Smith, in Francis Lawrence's "I Am Legend." This, of course, is the long-awaited adaptation of Richard Matheson's frankly awesome story.

According to Blackfilm.com, "along with Smith, JOHNNY DEPP has been added to the cast. No telling which role Depp will play, but given his penchant for playing extraordinary weird-like characters, expect a juicy plum part, like the neighbor, now one of the living dead."

Depp adds color to any flick, so the idea of him going all undead-like, well, that sounds cool.

Matheson's tale has been brought to the screen twice before: 1964's "The Last Man on Earth" and 1971's "The Omega Man."

Comments

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Nathan Wells

This one is starting to sound better and better. Will Smith and Johnny Depp...makes me anticipate next summer so much more. Pirates of Caribbean 2, Spider-Man 3, and now this. I thought this summer was going to be great, which I still think has. Now, I'm looking forward to next.

Jul 3 - 05:48 AM

Vitamin M

Matthew Haynes

Awesome.

Jul 3 - 08:03 AM

trilight

Jamie Lott

I hope it doesn't suck, and I hope that this isn't as bad as John Logan's unproduced screenplay of I Am Legend from way back. Should be interesting to see Johnny Depp play one of the film's creatures tough.

Jul 3 - 09:32 AM

Banana Kid

Johnny Estes

Johnny Depp as a future vampire? Alongside Will Smith?

Could this movie sound any more awesome?

Jul 3 - 11:07 AM

Mavent

Juan Valdez

What exactly are we supposed to think is "awesome" about Will Smith? He burned through any good will I had for him about ten craptastic movies ago.

Jul 5 - 11:21 AM

Xynotyro

Rob Wadleigh

I agree, he's really more of a novelty actor besides Ali. But if the script is good enough, and directing decent, there's no reason it couldn't be good.

Jul 6 - 12:13 AM

Paul_Is_Drunk

Paul Andersen

Maybe add Eva Longoria?

Jul 3 - 03:17 PM

killbill82

frank ford

it's really rare when two huge stars like this get together and do a flick! sounds like it has all the potential in the world to be totally kick ass!

p.s depp will be playing a survivor that smith finds named philip.

Jul 3 - 06:33 PM

cowsfan

Kevin Levan

Johnny Depp usually adds a level of coolness to almost any project he's involved in. A Vampire opposite Will Smith?? That's cool. PLEASE movie gods let this be cool!!!!

Jul 4 - 06:29 AM

Xynotyro

Rob Wadleigh

does anyone know who's directing?

Jul 4 - 10:28 PM

Mavent

Juan Valdez

What exactly are we supposed to think is "awesome" about Will Smith? He burned through any good will I had for him about ten craptastic movies ago.

Jul 5 - 11:21 AM

Xynotyro

Rob Wadleigh

I agree, he's really more of a novelty actor besides Ali. But if the script is good enough, and directing decent, there's no reason it couldn't be good.

Jul 6 - 12:13 AM

Xynotyro

Rob Wadleigh

I agree, he's really more of a novelty actor besides Ali. But if the script is good enough, and directing decent, there's no reason it couldn't be good.

Jul 6 - 12:13 AM

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