Actor Johnny Depp is moving into the publishing world after signing a new deal.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has teamed up with bosses at HarperCollins Publishers to launch an imprint named after his production company Infinitum Nihil, meaning "Nothing is forever".

One of Depp's first projects is set to be The Unravelled Tales of Bob Dylan, which will be based in part on interviews with the musician by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.

In a statement, the actor says, "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 realised, we would like to salute HarperCollins for their faith in us and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together."

The publisher states that Depp will seek "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices".