In a recent interview with Fox News, Depp was asked about retirement and whether he's coming to a point in his career where it's time to start thinking about calling it quits. Good news for Depp fans is he's not walking away just yet, but he did reveal the type of role he'd like to take on before leaving Hollywood for good. "I'm going to have to play (King) Leer [sic] or (Don) Quixote or something. It would have to be something like that. And then just walk away," he said.
But before he walks away, Depp is still trying to piece together adaptations of two of his favorite books, one of which he's been working on for a few years now -- an adaptation of JP Donleavy's 'The Ginger Man' -- which he says is still "in the works" and an "exciting possiblity." He'd also like to take on a film version of Tom Robbins' 'Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates,' which sounds completely off the wall and perfect for Depp. Check out the synopsis after the jump.
"Switters, the protagonist, is an errand boy for the CIA, a secret lover of Broadway show tunes and a pedophile. On assignment in Peru (he has been ordered to verify the philosophical commitment of a new CIA recruit), Switters encounters a Kandakandero medicine man who gives him mind-altering drugs and wisdom, but in exchange inflicts a curse: if Switters's feet ever touch the ground, he will be struck dead instantly. So Switters spends the rest of the novel in a wheelchair, although this in no way slows him down. He returns to Seattle, chases after his 16-year-old stepsister and numerous art students, then embarks on a mission to Syria to sell gas masks to Kurds; there, he beds a nun who even so remains a virgin. In true Robbins style, the writing throughout is lush and sexy, containing a great deal of witty social and political commentary."
Which literary adaption would you like to see Johnny Depp take on next?