Have Your Say: If Tim Burton would remake LORD OF THE RINGS, who is Johnny Depp?

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Have Your Say: If Tim Burton would remake LORD OF THE RINGS, who is Johnny Depp?
Another year, another Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp. And as with the last few, it's either a remake or a re-imagining of an existing property. This time it is "Dark Shadows" (see the pic here) but who knows what will be next?

But that becomes a fun game we ourselves could play: what would Burton's "Psycho" be like with Depp as Bates? Or a Burton "Citizen Kane" with Depp as Kane? A Tim Burton version of "Casablanca" with Johnny Depp as Rick?

The possibilities are endless...

However, what if we turn to a film or franchise where there are SEVERAL extremely colorful characters running around? That would mean a choice has to be made.
So let's ponder a bit about a Tim Burton adaptation of "Lord of the Rings". Which role would fit Johnny Depp best?


Or maybe have Tim Burton pull a "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and make Depp play the ENTIRE Fellowship?

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Ard VijnMarch 16, 2012 8:58 AM

I say have him play both Boromir and Faramir, with Boromir being the favored son and Faramir the lonely misunderstood one. Tell it all from Gondor's point of view and have the Fellowship be a bunch of tourists...

Joe YoungMarch 16, 2012 9:14 AM

I think Depp/Burton would do a remake of Bilbo.....but this time all the dwarfs goes to vegas...like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).....but maybe Terry Gilliam should do it.......like a remake of Time Bandits (1981).

JimMarch 16, 2012 9:15 AM

Clearly Tom Bombadil

Kurt HalfyardMarch 16, 2012 10:22 AM


huffy08March 16, 2012 10:28 AM

Gollum. He's pretty much a typical Burton protagonist (outsider, oddball, pasty) and knowing Depp he'd be turned into a quirk-a-minute goofball.

anémiqueMarch 16, 2012 11:23 AM

he would play gollum.
without any mocap.

ikilledbambiMarch 17, 2012 6:54 PM


writernerd13July 24, 2012 11:38 PM

I hope LotR never gets remade, but Johnny Depp would make a great Tom Bombadil.