I think we’d all agree that if there is one star who could really do with a box office success right now, it is Johnny Depp.

With Transcendence having well and truly tanked, on the horizon for the star is Mortdecai, based on the novel ‘Don’t Point That Thing At Me’ by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

Depp plays the titular character, a denonair art dealer and ‘part-time rogue’, who finds himself up to his neck in angry Russians, British spies, stolen painting and Nazi gold – as well as his wife and an international terrorist.

The action all revolves around Mortdecai’s quest to locate a stolen painting, with Depp being joined by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Goldblum in an interesting cast.

Directed by David Koepp, who worked with Depp on the not-actually-that-bad Secret Window back in 2004, Mortdecai is set for release in January 2015, with the first trailer arriving below:

 

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.