Johnny Depp In Talks To Star In ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Live Action Movie


Could Depp be making his return to Disney?

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A live-action adaptation of one of Disney’s most well-known animated movies is currently in production, and Johnny Depp, aka Captain Jack Sparrow, is rumoured to play the title character.

Later this year, Disney’s most well-known Halloween-themed movie will commemorate 30 years since it first opened in theatres…where did the time go we don’t know?!

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Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas wasn’t initially a movie the famous House of Mouse wanted to make; instead, it was motivated by a poem that producer Tim Burton wrote while working as a Disney animator.

Even though the movie’s first theatrical run only brought in $50 million, repeated screenings over the years brought in a total of more than $40 million extra. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas wasn’t a hit, but it wasn’t a flop either, and in the 30 years since its release, it has continued to draw new admirers and even developed some cult status. 

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People love combining the elements of Halloween and Christmas and Jack and his Halloween town friends have become a worldwide brand that is loved by many from bags, to clothing, home accessories and even snow globes!

A live-action remake is allegedly in the works, and it has the potential to draw both new and old fans—particularly those who might find the new live-action version more intriguing than the original, given that Johnny Depp is rumoured to be playing the lead role.

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Depp has been in the public eye over the recent years due to his divorce to ex wife Amber Heard, his standing ovation at Cannes film festival and for playing as part of the band ‘Hollywood Vampire’ opposite Alice Cooper and his last role in Disney as Captain Jack in the last Pirates of the Caribbean.

This movie would be a return to Disney and a fanbase that have loved his work over the years combining it with the fandom that lives for ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’! Could Christmas and Halloween come earlier than we think?!