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Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland 2

Although The Lone Ranger wasn’t anything anyone had hoped it would be, it appears that Disney still wants to squeeze every penny they can out of Johnny Depp.

Deadline is reporting that Depp is in the final stages of locking down a return as the Mad Hatter in an Alice in Wonderland sequel.

It’s already been rumored that Tim Burton was ousted as director and will be replaced by Muppets director James Bobin. So, it’s a tad surprising that Johnny would continue on without his partner in crime. But I guess money makes up for any misgivings in the air.

Although I wasn’t a fan of the original, Alice in Wonderland made over a billion dollars for Disney in 2010. So, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that they’d be clamoring for a sequel.

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This hasn’t been the best year for Disney’s bank balance. They’re yet to see a big return on their $4.05 billion Star Wars investment, they’re putting a lot of money into Thor 2 and Captain America 2 and won’t see a return on them until next year, and of course, they’ve lost a considerable amount of money and dignity on the latest high profile cinematic flop: an adaptation of The Lone Ranger.

The film’s overall budget (including marketing) is estimated at $350 million and its box office returns so far have been pitiful for such an expensive film, with business experts predicting that it will end up making a loss of up to $190 million.

So on the one month anniversary of its release, let’s take a look at the reasons for this financial black hole…

4. Westerns Are Not Particularly Profitable

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I’ll probably get trampled by horses ridden by John Wayne fans for saying this but: Western films have lost a lot of their cultural value in recent years. It’s no longer a popular genre and has been largely overtaken in the past few decades by fantasy and science-fiction. And because of the genre’s fading popularity and low financial potential, a Western film is not an especially safe bet. You’ll get a few successes like True Grit or Django Unchained but their success will usually be caused at least in part by other factors like Django Unchained being directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Disney already got their fingers burnt on releasing a Western in the summer of 2011 with Cowboys & Aliens, a Western and sci-fi hybrid starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. It was released opposite The Smurfs (which is a film that should never be spoken of again) and completely tanked with a US gross of $100 million on a $160 million budget.

The failure of Cowboys & Aliens actually influenced Disney to hold back on The Lone Ranger (which was close to entering production at that point) but obviously that wise but short-lived decision was reversed and Disney set themselves up for a fall by having an even more expensive stab at reviving the Western.

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We like Kate Moss as a super blonde!!

The sultry supermodel is spreading her Sex, Drugs, and Johnny Depp love all over Vanity Fair‘s December issue, and she couldn’t look anymore stunning!

Miz Moss was captured by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, while wearing a netted top adorned with pasties.

And during her interview, she shared deets on her 1992 Calvin Klein photo shoot that made her career take off, posing nude and becoming a poster girl for Heroin Chic.

Here are the HIGHlights:

On her Calvin Klein shoot:

“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die.”

On posing nude:

“I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again. So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it. I never felt very comfortable about it. There’s a lot of boobs. I hated my boobs! Because I was flat-chested. And I had a big mole on one. That picture of me running down the beach-I’ll never forget doing that, because I made the hairdresser, who was the only man on the shoot, turn his back.”

On becoming a Heroin Chic:

“I had never even taken heroin-it was nothing to do with me at all. I think Corinne-she wasn’t on heroin but always loved that Lou Reed song, that whole glamorizing the squat, white-and-black and sparse and thin, and girls with dark eyes. She loved that look. I was thin, but that’s because I was doing shows, working really hard. At that time, I was staying at a B and B in Milan, and you’d get home from work and there was no food. You’d get to work in the morning, there was no food. Nobody took you out for lunch when I started. Carla Bruni took me out for lunch once. She was really nice. Otherwise, you don’t get fed. But I was never anorexic. They knew it wasn’t true-otherwise I wouldn’t be able to work.”

DAYUM, sounds like Kate sure did have an amusing life, but interestingly enough, she admitted that she is now “quite settled.”

However, that doesn’t mean she’s not one to stir up some publicity!!

[Images courtesy of Vanity Fair.]

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