Yes, you heard right. The American actor, producer, and Tim Burton collaborator is set to venture into the world of publishing. As part of a recently announced partnership with HarperCollins Publishers, Johnny Depp will run an imprint called Infinitum Nihil, also the name of his production company.
In a statement from HarperCollins, Depp says that “I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of peoples’ time, of peoples’ concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet. For this dream realized, we would like to salute HarperCollins for their faith in us and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together.”
One of the first books on the imprint’s to-be-published list is a work by Bob Dylan entitled The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan. The book, which is set to be published in 2015, will clear up any misconceptions about the iconic singer-songwriter’s life and career. It will draw partly on interviews with Dylan, conducted by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.
No stranger to the literary world, Depp’s previous connections include his well-known friendship with Hunter S. Thompson. Depp has also starred in two films based off of Thompson’s books, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary.