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Johnny Depp's Production Company Just Optioned Memoir By West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols

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That was quick!

Johnny Depp and his partner Christi Dembrowski and their Infinitum Nihil production company just nabbed the rights to an upcoming memoir about the West Memphis Three… which is being written by one of the Three himself — Damien Echols!

It's still soon-to-be-published and still as-yet-untitled, but it reveals Echols' experiences on death row after his wrongful conviction and subsequent wrongful 18-year imprisonment for the 1993 murder of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. In other words, it's ripe and ready for the film treatment for sure! Plus, Depp has been eyeing the story for years!

The book is aiming for a September publish date, so we'll have to wait on that, plus a script to be written, all before any production can start.

We wonder who they'll cast!

Plus with Depp behind the production wheel… we know it's going to be a special movie.

We're ready for more news about it! Ha!

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3 comments to “Johnny Depp's Production Company Just Optioned Memoir By West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols”

  1. sxy says – reply to this


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    It might make him a few extra bucks.



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    Many people believe the WM3 were not innocent but guilty as charged and that they were the ones that committed the crime. They were found guilty by a unanimous jury the first time. They plead guilty instead of waiting for a trial the second time.

    Will they tell the truth about Echols' history?

    Echols had a history of psychiatric treatment and psychotic behavior. His reported actions included brutally killing a dog, starting fires at his school, threatening to kill his teachers and parents and stating he liked to drink blood.

    Echols' stated under cross-examination that he was interested in the occult. A funeral register found in his room with hand-drawn pentagrams and upside-down crosses. Echols' journal contained morbid images and references to dead children.

    There is also a police report about Damien Echols stomping and killing a dog.

    Information on Echols' psychiatric records in Exhibit 500, presented to the court. This is available at callahan 8k and is summarized at wm3truth



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    Many people believe the WM3 were not innocent but guilty as charged and that they were the ones that committed the crime. They were found guilty by a unanimous jury the first time. They plead guilty instead of waiting for a trial the second time.

    Will they tell the truth about Echols' history?

    Echols had a history of psychiatric treatment and psychotic behavior. His reported actions included brutally killing a dog, starting fires at his school, threatening to kill his teachers and parents and stating he liked to drink blood.