Infinitum Nihil

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Infinitum Nihil
IndustryMotion picture
FounderJohnny Depp
Los Angeles
Key people
Christi Dembrowski
Sam Sarkar
(Director of Development)
ProductsFilm production

Infinitum Nihil is an American film production company, founded by Johnny Depp. The company is run by Depp's sister Christi Dembrowski.[1][2] Depp founded the company in 2004 to develop projects where he will serve as actor and/or producer.[3]


The Rum Diary, based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, was released on October 28, 2011, starring Depp as Paul Kemp in a screenplay adapted and directed by Bruce Robinson.[4]

Dark Shadows was released on May 11, 2012. Depp stars in and produces this gothic film based on the Dark Shadows TV series; Tim Burton directs.[4]

The Walt Disney Company has picked up The Night Stalker and a biopic of Paul Revere, both as possible starring vehicles for Depp. He will produce both films with Christi Dembrowski.[5]

It has been announced that the company and Illumination Entertainment will co-produce a biopic of Dr. Seuss, with Depp slated to produce and possibly star.[6]

On February 7, 2012, it was announced that the company will produce a film based on the memoir of the West Memphis Three's Damien Echols. The book (and subsequently, the film) will focus on Echols' experience on death row after being wrongfully convicted for three murders with two friends in 1993. Depp, who is a big supporter of the Memphis Three and proving their innocence, will co-produce the film with Christi Dembrowski, Echols, and his wife, Lorri Davis.[7][8]

In October 2012, it was announced that Depp will start a publishing company sharing the name "Infinitum Nihil" with the production company. It will be part of HarperCollins, and according to Depp will "deliver publications worthy of peoples' time, of peoples' concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet."[9]

In January 2013, the imprint company released its first book, House of Earth, written by folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1947.[10] 2015 saw the release of The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan by Douglas Brinkley,[11] as well as Narcisa by Jonathan Shaw.[12]

In August 2017, it was announced that Infinitum Nihil would produce a television series based on Funcom's The Secret World IP.[13] In 2017, his production company signed a deal with IM Global.[14]


Year Film Director Production company(s) Budget Gross RT
2011 The Rum Diary Bruce Robinson Co-production with FilmDistrict and GK Films. $45 million $23.9 million 50%[15]
Hugo Martin Scorsese Co-production with Paramount Pictures, Entertainment Film Distributors and GK Films. $150 million $185.8 million 93%[16]
2012 Dark Shadows Tim Burton Co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures, Roadshow Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. $150 million $245.5 million 36%[17]
2013 The Lone Ranger Gore Verbinski Co-production with Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. $250 million $260.5 million 31%[18]
2015 Mortdecai David Koepp Co-production with Lionsgate and MWM Studios. $60 million $47.3 million 12%[19]
Black Mass Scott Cooper Co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. $53 million $99.8 million 73%[20]
2018 City of Lies Brad Furman Co-production with Miramax. N/A
The Professor Wayne Roberts Co-production with Saban Capital Group and Open Road Films. N/A $1.6 million 10%[21]
2020 Minamata Andrew Levitas Co-production with Metalwork Pictures. N/A


  • House of Earth (2013)
  • See Hear Yoko (2015)
  • Narcisa (2015)
  • The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan (2015)


  1. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (January 21, 2010). "Scorsese eyes 'Hugo' for next project". Variety. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Nikki Finke (March 19, 2009). "Johnny Come Lately? Tim Burton May Push Back Dark Shadows Start Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Johnny Depp Infinitum Nihil". Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Anthony D'Alessandro (September 23, 2009). "Tracey Jacobs Boasts A-list Roster". Variety. Retrieved November 4, 2009.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (July 11, 2011). "Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and Disney Pick Up Two Features". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (October 6, 2011). "Johnny Depp to Become Dr. Seuss for Illumination and Universal (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ "Johnny Depp's Company Options Death Row Memoir From Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three | /Film". February 7, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil Options Forthcoming Memoir By West Memphis Three's Damien Echols". Deadline Hollywood. February 7, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  9. ^ Italie, Hillel (October 16, 2012). "APNewsBreak: Johnny Depp starting publishing imprint, releasing Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie books". Associated Press. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  10. ^ Guthrie, Woody (February 5, 2013). "Woody Guthrie's 'House Of Earth' Calls 'This Land' Home". NPR. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "Johnny Depp Is Launching A Book Publishing Imprint". October 16, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "Johnny Depp to republish cult classic novel". February 2015.
  13. ^ "Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil To Produce The Secret World TV Series – Secret World Legends". Secret World Legends. August 15, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (June 14, 2017). "Johnny Depp Signs First-Look Deal With IM Global". Variety. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  15. ^ "The Rum Diary (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
  16. ^ "Hugo (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  17. ^ "Dark Shadows". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  18. ^ "The Lone Ranger (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  19. ^ "Mortdecai". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Black Mass (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  21. ^ "The Professor (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

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