I remember seeing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in high school probably four or five times, so I'm pretty much thrilled to learn that Johnny Depp will once again play the drug-addled journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, in The Rum Diary.
The novel wasn't published until 1998, but the story itself precedes the events in Fear and Loathing. This is why Depp, who is over a decade older than he was in Fear and Loathing, looks younger and less wracked by drugs and the ravages of time in the preview.
And yeah, the preview looks awesome - nobody can do Hunter S. like Depp:
Actually, I'm not even sure Hunter S. Thompson himself can play Hunter S. Thompson so well.
- Johnny Depp