Infinitum Nihil

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Infinitum Nihil
Type Private
Industry Motion picture
Founded 2004
Founders Johnny Depp
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Key people Christi Dembrowski
(President)
Sam Sarkar
(Director of Development)
Products Film production
Television production
Website infinitum-nihil.com

Infinitum Nihil is Johnny Depp's production company which is run by his sister Christi Dembrowski.[1][2] Depp founded the company in 2004 to develop projects where he will serve as actor and/or producer.[3]

The Rum Diary, based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, was released on October 28, 2011, starring Depp as Paul Kemp in a screenplay adapted and directed by Bruce Robinson.[4]

Dark Shadows was released on May 11, 2012. Depp stars in and produces this gothic film based on the Dark Shadows TV series; Tim Burton directs.[4]

The Walt Disney Company has picked up The Night Stalker and a biopic of Paul Revere, both as possible starring vehicles for Depp. He will produce both films with Christi Dembrowski.[5]

It has been announced that the company and Illumination Entertainment will co-produce a biopic of Dr. Seuss, with Depp slated to produce and possibly star.[6]

On February 7, 2012, it was announced that the company will produce a film based on the memoir of the West Memphis Three's Damien Echols. The book (and subsequently, the film) will focus on Echols' experience on death row after being wrongfully convicted for three murders with two friends in 1993. Depp, who is a big supporter of the Memphis Three and proving their innocence, will co-produce the film with Christi Dembrowski, Echols, and his wife, Lorri Davis.[7][8]

In October 2012, it was announced that Depp will start a publishing company sharing the name "Infinitum Nihil" with the production company. It will be part of HarperCollins, and according to Depp will "deliver publications worthy of peoples' time, of peoples' concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet."[9]

In January 2013, the imprint company released its first book, House of Earth, written by folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1947.[10] There is also a planned release of 2015 for The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan, by Douglas Brinkley.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Other notes
2011 The Rum Diary Bruce Robinson
Hugo Martin Scorsese
2012 Dark Shadows Tim Burton
2013 The Lone Ranger Gore Verbinski
2015 Mortdecai David Koepp
Black Mass Scott Cooper

Bibliography[edit]

  • House of Earth (2013)
  • The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2010-01-21). "Scorsese eyes 'Hugo' for next project". Variety. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. ^ Nikki Finke (2009-03-19). "Johnny Come Lately? Tim Burton May Push Back Dark Shadows Start Date". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Johnny Depp Infinitum Nihil". Deppimpact.com. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  4. ^ a b Anthony D'Alessandro (2009-09-23). "Tracey Jacobs Boasts A-list Roster". Variety. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (2011-07-11). "Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Disney Pick Up Two Features". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (2011-10-06). "Johnny Depp to Become Dr. Seuss for Illumination and Universal (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ "Johnny Depp’s Company Options Death Row Memoir From Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three | /Film". Slashfilm.com. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil Options Forthcoming Memoir By West Memphis Three's Damien Echols". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ Guthrie, Woody (2013-02-05). "Woody Guthrie's 'House Of Earth' Calls 'This Land' Home". NPR. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  11. ^ "Johnny Depp Is Launching A Book Publishing Imprint". Huffingtonpost.com. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

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