Director Terry Gilliam says he’s eyeing Johnny Depp for his new movie, “Carnival at the End of Days” — and he wants the iconic actor to portray Satan.
The two have previously worked together on “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”
Terry Gilliam Has An Idea For Johnny Depp’s Next Big Movie
Gillman is working on a new movie, “Carnival at the End of Days,” which is being co-written with performer, theater-maker, writer, and musician Christopher Brett Bailey.
When speaking on the premise, the movie director explained, “This is a simple tale of God wiping out humanity for fucking up his beautiful garden Earth.
“There’s only one character who’s trying to save humanity and that’s Satan, and Johnny Depp plays Satan,” he said, putting the suggestion out into the universe for Depp to hear.
Though the film is still at an early stage, Gilliam feels confident about working with the 60-year-old again.
The big-time movie director went on to explain the movie’s storyline:
“Because without humanity he’s lost his job and he’s an eternal character and so to live without a job is terrible. So he finds some young people and he tries to convince God that these young people are the new Adam and Eve. God still gets to wipe out humanity. It’s a comedy.”
Johnny Depp has yet to comment on if he will be involved in the upcoming movie.
Johnny Depp Could Return To Disney For Next ‘Pirates’ Film
Johnny Depp has not been involved in many projects after his defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Due to Heard’s, allegations, Disney fired the actor and announced Depp would not return to the sixth installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
However, a source recently came forward, who is close to the 60-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, admitted that despite the betrayal Depp felt by Disney during the defamation trial, he could work with Disney again in the future.
“Anything is possible,” the source told PEOPLE in regard to if Depp would ever work with the Walt Disney Company again. “If it’s the right project, he’ll do it,” the source confirmed.
Depp portrayed Jack Sparrow in all five “Pirates of the Caribbean“ films, including “Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl” (2003), “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006), “Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007), “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011), and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017).
While the source did not go into any further details, Disney Studio Motion Picture Production president Sean Bailey recently addressed the future of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and if Johnny Depp will return to the franchise as the iconic Jack Sparrow.
“We think we have a really good, exciting story that honors the films that have come before but also has something new to say,” he said when speaking to the next installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
At the time of publication, there is still no word on if Johnny Depp will return to the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” film.