Infinitum Nihil


Meaning "Infinite Nothing" was described as Johnny Depp's best kept secret, is his production house that has largely been kept away from the public eye. It was founded in 2004 along with his sister Christi Dembrowski and Sam Sarker. The production house has a three-year deal with Graham King’s Initial Entertainment Group. Johnny is expected to Produce and Star in some of the movies that will come out of the production house and currently has films in various stages of development. Barry Levine, Radical Comics is Producer for Infinitum Nihil and Executive Producer for the in development Warner Brothers’ REX MUNDI movie, written by Jim Uhls.

Shantaram On Hold Till 2011

Dec 19, 2008

More news on Shantaram is on hold till 2011. According to Mira Nair Shantaram Director:

"Shantaram is shelved for the moment. The writers strike happened just a month before we were supposed to start work on Shantaram and we had to stall the project. I will be glad if the project is revived, but it is not really in my hands. Johnny Depp, who is the producer and actor of the film, has since taken up other projects. and is busy till 2011."

Infinitum Nihil Acquires 'In The Hand Of Dante

Dec 2, 2008

According to Variety Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil has acquired screen rights to the Nick Tosches novel "In the Hand of Dante." The novel will be developed as a potential star vehicle for Johnny who will produce with his Infinitum Nihil partner and sister Christi Dembrowski. The company, which has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. and Graham King's GK Films, optioned the book with its own coin. The Book revolves around Dante's masterwork "The Divine Comedy," and tells parallel storylines involving Dante in 14th-century Italy as he tries to complete the work, and a contemporary storyline involving Tosches, who is asked to authenticate what might be Dante's original manuscript. Depp would play Tosches. The novel was published in 2002.

Variety also mention The Rum Diary and Shantaram but the news is that Johnny Will not be in Shantaram although it is a possibility he will still be Producing if the film ever gets made. The Rum Diary is another movie that is currently still being produced by Infinitum Nihil and maybe Johnny has been working behind the scenes to get this made, however what I do know is that 2009 was the supposed to be the release date for the movie with 2008 set aside for filming. We shall just have to wait and see.

Calibar Book Signing Announced

Nov 1, 2008

A Press Release from Radical Publishing has announced A Book Signing in Miami, November 14th through 16th with Sam Sarkar, creator and writer of Caliber, and director of development for Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil.

Sam Sarkar is a 23-year veteran of the entertainment industry. He began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the long-running, syndicated television series “Neon Rider”. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series “Beverly Hills 90210”. Stemming from his work on the show, he also co-wrote a television pilot for Spelling Entertainment under the direct guidance of TV legend Aaron Spelling. Deciding then to embark on feature films, Sam took some chances, following a varied path of writing screenplays and working as a sound technician. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski. As such, he continues to serve the varied needs of Hollywood as an executive, producer and writer. Caliber is his first graphic novel.
Checkout Press Release for further Information.

Update On The Rum Diary

Oct 3, 2008

According to Spanish news reports Johnny has been visiting Mexico scouting for location settings for the filming of the movie The Rum Diary, based on the novel of Hunter Thompson. The novel was based originally in Puerto Rico in 1960 but because of storms in San Juan they are looking at mexico hoping to recreate Old San Juan.

The film's director Bruce Robinson is about to make a visit to Puerto Rico, he was invited by local film people who want the project to be made on the island as filming is supposed to start in January of 2009.

Barry Lavine Producer Of Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil Launches Radical Comics Website

Sep 22, 2008

Radical Publishing and Sandman Studios have announced the Launch of the RADICAL COMICS’ Website. Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine, Producer for Infinitum Nihil and Executive Producer for the in development Warner Brothers’ REX MUNDI movie, written by Jim Uhls, stars Johnny Depp and released by Universal Pictures.

Radical is proud to invite all fans of high concept, as well as genre entertainment to our new website and we urge you to continue to visit www.radicalcomics.com for Radical Publishing updates, announcements and the latest content from the constantly growing Radical Publishing library.

“The goal of our site is to create an online home for Radical Publishing that matches the strength and distinct stylization of our titles,” states Barry Levine, President and Publisher of Radical Publishing. “The incredible talent and vision of Sandman Studios sets a presentation standard not only for comic publishers, but for all producers of narrative entertainment.”

If you are a Depp fan or avid reader of Radical Comics, and interested in Rex Mundi and other upcoming Infinitum Nihil Projects, this is a wonderful resource.

Shantaram Movie Update

Aug 24, 2008

Shantaram Directed by Mira Nair goes into Production in September 2008.
The movie is based on the novel written by Gregory David and is based on a true story of the author. The plot deals with the story of an Australian convict Lindsay who escapes from prison Down Under and goes to India. In India he lives in the slums of Mumbai where he gets involved with the underworld and pretends to be a doctor. The story deals with the transition that Lindsay goes through, from Australia to India and ultimately ending up fighting alongside the insurgents in Afghanistan against Russia. Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil Production Company bought the rights to the book at a whopping $2 million. Shantaram is due for release in 2009.

Rex Mundi Movie Update

Aug 20, 2008

In an article published on August the 13th by MTV Splash. Radical Publishing president Barry Levine, who is co-producing the “Rex Mundi” film with Depps’ Infinitum Nihil production company. Though the mystery in Arvid Nelson’s graphic novels involves the Holy Grail and a descendant of Jesus Christ, screenwriter Jim Uhls has changed the story somewhat. “The second draft is now coming in from Jim,” Levine said, “and Warner Bros. is pretty excited about it. They came up with a couple of names for directors, so now we just need Johnny to look at the list. It all begins and ends with Johnny. He’s got to be happy with the script, and he gave his notes, so we’ll see what happens next.”

Rex Mundi

Jul 19, 2008

CBR News published an article on Friday afternoon that Talks about Arvid Nelson writer of the Comic Book Series. During an interview Arvid confirmed the announcement of the film adaption of Rex Mundi and that Jim Uhls Is currently writing the Screen Play.

Calibar

Jul 17, 2008

In an artical on Variety.com on July 16th it was announced that John Woo will Direct the comicbook adaptation of Caliber. The article goes on to say it would possibly be a three-way co-production of Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil, Barry Levine's Radical Comics and Lion Rock, the U.S.-based shingle that Woo runs with longstanding partner Terence Chang.

Dark Shadows

Jun 1, 2008

According to some sources it has been announced that Director Tim Burton is to Direct The Shadow. Also an article by IESB exclusively confirmed that along with Tim John August has also been brought in to write the adaptation for Dark Shadows.

Johnny to play Salvidor Dali

Mar 9, 2008

Johnny has his sights set on playing eccentric artist Salvidor Dali - and he's staging open auditions for screenwriters. The Pirates Of The Caribbean star is set to play the late surrealist icon in Dali, but he's yet to find a script he really likes. So, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph newspaper in Australia, he has asked budding screenwriters to apply for the job. A source says, "He's open to working with anyone - from housewives to pensioners - if the script is right."

Infinitum Nihil Title Descriptions


Caliber

The Arthurian legend as retold in the American Old West, with all of its great symbolism, magic and spirit of adventure. The Knights of the Round Table are all gunslingers bound by a code of honor to protect the weak and defend the innocent until they are undone from within by their own moral corruption. In this tale, Caliber itself is a tattooed six-gun, given to Arthur by the Indians and imbued with supernatural power. The secret of the gun is that it is never loaded with bullets, but when a man with Justice on his side is holding it, it can fire. When it does, it fires Thunder itself and never misses. (Status Unknown)

Inamorata

Set in 1920's Philadelphia, a Harvard graduate student falls in love with a beautiful psychic whom he is attempting to discredit as a fraud. Inamorata Inspired by real-life events, this chilling and atmospheric debut novel marks the arrival of a young writer with tremendous promise. It is the 1920s, and Spiritualism is all the rage. With séances taking place in parlors across the country and Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle arguing metaphysics in the papers, the media embraces the feverish obsession with the paranormal. Twenty-three-year-old Harvard graduate Martin Finch is sent by Scientific American on the investigative opportunity of a lifetime: an examination of the powers of Philadelphia "society psychic" Mina Crawley. But Finch, prepared to debunk a fraud, instead finds himself falling under the spell of the beguiling Mrs. Crawley - and uncovering a truth darker than any he could have imagined. (Script)

Peoples Act of Love

Anna Petrovna, a beautiful, restless photographer, is raising her young son by herself amid this brutal landscape. Stationed nearby is a company of Czech soldiers, desperate to get home but on the losing side of the recent conflict. Into this isolated community trudges Samarin, an escapee from Russia's northernmost prison camp. Immediately apprehended, he is brought before Captain Matula, the Czech company's megalomaniac commander. But the stranger's appearance has caught the attention of others, including that of Anna Petrovna. And when a local shaman is found murdered, suspicion and terror engulf this village. (Optioned)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, is put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together...in The Invention of Hugo Cabret. (Optioned)

In The Hand Of Dante

Deep in the lowest reaches of the Vatican library, a secret chamber is opened for the first time in centuries. Inside it is an object of inestimable value: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand.
The priest who finds this treasure spirits it away to his home in Sicily, where it comes into the grasp of more worldly parties. And so in New York a few weeks later, a sometime writer, sometime thief named Nick Tosches gets a phone call from a friend. There's an item he wants him to look at, a manuscript that needs authentication. Tosches recognizes the pages for what they are—and embarks on the most harrowing adventure of his life.

As this story unfolds, so too does a parallel tale: the odyssey, seven hundred years ago, of Dante himself, a man trying to weave out of the grossness of his own humanity a poem that contains the sum of the world's wisdom and the very breath of the diving. It is every bit as deadly a struggle as that among the individuals fighting to possess his manuscript centuries later. (Optioned)


The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is set in a city few have traveled to, featuring three heroes. Miss Temple, Cardinal Chang and Dr Swenson who are trying to do the right thing, seeking answers to questions they do not understand, while lost in a city teeming with Victorian ingenuity and evil skullduggery, where villains and other enemies lurk around every corner. (Status Unknown)