What? Johnny Depp is Don Corleone? How did that happen? Is that true?
The announcement came from Paramount Pictures, one of the biggest players in entertainment industry. The legendary mafia flick The Godfather is getting a remake after 44 years. The second the announcement was made, the first question to pop up was, who’s playing the Don? Well, it is true folks. Johnny Depp is Don Corleone. As if the announcement of the remake didn’t make the fans go crazy, but for Johnny Depp to actually fill in Marlon Brando’s shoes will be such a treat.
The announcement came in a press release where Paramount Pictures revealed that the remake has been planned since 2002 but it could not happen because they were unable to find someone fit enough to play Marlon Brando’s character. That fact that Johnny Depp is Don Corleone brings tons of color to one’s imagination. However, it is absolutely impossible to figure out exactly how that will pan out. Considering that the Paramount Pictures took this long to fill in the role of the legendary Brando, we would naturally think it’s going to be great. Since when is anything with Depp not great; it’s usually bizarre, but absolutely epic. That’s how we feel anyway. Francis Ford Coppola was the director of the original Godfather back in 1972. He will directing the remake as well and this is what he had to say,
You know when you got a film as successful and as influential as The God Father, there’s this unspoken rule in Hollywood that you’ve got to make a remake and relaunch the story for a new generation. I am not ashamed of this, it’s what we do in Hollywood and it’s a great opportunity to create a new exciting version. This project has been on the drawing board for almost 15 years and I was just about to give up on it until 2010 when I saw The Tourist in the cinemas and saw Depp’s energy and fire, I knew I wanted him to be Vito Corleone. Five years later, we are well into production and are expecting a 2016 release. Working with Depp is a blessing and he is really nailing his role!
The remake will be based on the original storyline, however the scenes used to tell the story will be written anew. The director was very clear on the fact that the film and the story will be refreshing. The fact that Johnny Depp is Don Corleone is refreshing enough though. Another important fact that the director did not fail to mention is that unlike the original Godfather, the storyline for the remake will be set in year 2016. That should make things even more interesting.
At any rate, we can’t wait for the remake to hit the big screen. Whether or not a remake, and that too with Johnny Depp, is the right way to go is something that we can’t be certain of. What we are certain of however, is that it is going to be epic. So let us know what you think, and what would you do differently in the comments below.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.