Johnny Depp Confirmed for Film Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Fortunately, The Milk”
The screenplay was written by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie and will be directed by Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright
After winning critics back over to his side with his terrifying performance as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, Johnny Depp has confirmed that he’ll now win over the hearts of kids by starring in an upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s popular children’s fantasy novel Fortunately, the Milk, according to The Guardian.
The story is about a father who goes on an errand for milk and returns home to tell his kids that he was sidetracked by fantastical encounters, including time travel, space adventures, aliens, and dinosaurs. No word yet on whether Depp will play the father, some fantasy character, or both—though, given his recent film history, the possibilities are endless.
The film will be directed by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead) and was written by Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords), who won an Oscar for his songwriting for 2011’s The Muppets. The film is set to be a live-action/animation hybrid, and the VFX will be handled by Australian team Animal Logic, who worked on 2014’s The Lego Movie.
(via The Guardian)