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Tim Burton might be right that the genre always needs to be refreshed, reworked and turned on its ear. But I don’t think the state of the union is quite as dire as he states. Do you?
Beetlejuice 2 is building up quite a head of steam. Michael Keaton previously declared that he wanted to reprise the character, and now Tim Burton has insisted that not only are they currently hard at work on a script for the follow-up, but that Winona Ryder will be returning as Lydia Deetz too.
With Michael Keaton getting a serious amount of Oscar buzz for his performance in Birdman and Tim Burton earning some the best reviews he's seen in years for the true life drama Big Eyes, now is truly the perfect time for news to pop up about Beetlejuce 2... and so it has. While it's been a while since we last heard about the project, it turns out that it's now in a very good place and has a very good chance at happening.
Concept artist, Rolf Mohr recently shared what had happened during his time on the defunct Tim Burton movie, Superman Lives, and included a Jim Carrey name drop.
You grew up with them. They were the center of slumber parties and the grade school equivalent of water cooler conversations. Now Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is being adapted by one of Hollywood's hottest screenwriters.
Zac Mihajlovic is the hero several Make-A-Wish children deserve… AND the one that they need right now. Mihajlovic is an Australian engineer who spent the better part of two years constructing his own replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile. And now that it’s up and running, he’s taking it on the road to show to Make-A-Wish children… which is the most amazing thing we’ve heard.
Instead of making Superman Lives, Tim Burton moved on to future projects, and Bryan Singer took a stab at the Man of Steel for Superman Returns.
Tim Burton teams up with Amy Adams to tell the tale of painter Margaret Keane in his upcoming feature Big Eyes. The first trailer looks good, and features some of the creepy weirdness you've come to expect from a Tim Burton film.
Pierce Brosnan started out a star in the 1980's, and has made quite a name for himself ever since. But there's one role he didn't really take to that would have changed everything, had he actually taken it seriously.
With images from Big Eyes hitting the Web, that usually means that a trailer is on its way. Perhaps we’ll see actual footage from Tim Burton’s next movie by the end of the week?
Eva Green has entered into talks to headline Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which Chernin Entertainment is producing.
The trailer is rough, admittedly, and relies on a lot of pretty snazzy exclusive interviews. Particularly with Burton, who seems oddly reticent to discuss it even though his involvement with the film was a sweet pay-or-play deal of $5 million that he collected despite the movie never happening (Cage signed the same deal, for $20 million).
In preparation of the awesome looking Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Screen Junkies and CinemaSins held a ceremonial tearing apart of the Tim Burton “classic”, Planet Of The Apes. If you were a fan of Burton's attempt, walk in the other direction of this post. If you're one of those who detested it, it's time for some monkey business.
25 years ago, modern comic films got the start they needed. Join us as we look at the legacy that Tim Burton's Batman has made for itself after two and a half decades of existence!
It was confirmed last October that Tim Burton had entered talks to helm the upcoming Beetlejuice sequel, but the pre-production process has been a slow one for the project. Since the announcement we have barely heard a peep about the project - but that doesn't mean work isn't still being done.
It would appear that Tim Burton is feeling very nostalgic these days. Last year he directed feature adaptations of both his favorite show as a kid (Dark Shadows) and one of his early short films (Frankenweenie) and now there are reports that he's in talks to direct a sequel to one of his earliest hits.
A couple of years ago, Burton got attached to the befitting YA novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and he reportedly came close to dropping that project recently to give himself time to get to this Beetlejuice follow-up, but he was able to formulate production schedules that allows for both of these films to be made.
Disney has been really good about re-releasing The Nightmare Before Christmas, rather than keeping it in the vault half the time. Though buyers can find other DVD and Blu-ray copies on the market, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will be releasing The Nightmare Before Christmas on to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD for a special 20th Anniversary Edition on September 10.
Huston has now officially signed on, and is now set to play Dick Nolan, who is described as a “burnt-out, heavy-drinking gossip reporter.” The character of Nolan sounds like trouble, and with Huston's unique blend of boyish charm and reckless swagger, he seems a great fit for the part.
The titular Big Eyes refer to the kitschy paintings of Margaret (Adams) and Walter Keane (Waltz), and the impending implosion of their relationship centered on arguments over the true creator behind those creepy children and their optical enlargements.
Burton's dramedy centers on the strained relationship between Walter and Margaret Keane (Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams), whose big-eyed children portraits were extremely popular in the 1950s through the 1960s. What's interesting about the back story is that the couple’s relationship was tarnished due to divorce and lawsuits trying prove who the actual artist actually was.
Now, in hindsight, we should have known better than to think a film with paintings of kids with spooky-big eyes could possibly be directed by anyone other than Burton himself.
Back in 2011, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith resurrected talk of a Beetlejuice sequel. In early 2012, Tim Burton bolstered the project's prospects among fans by confirming that Grahame-Smith's sequel had his blessing, and that Michael Keaton was slated to return as the moldering menace in the cartoonish striped suit. And we might have our first look at Keaton (or someone) in costume thanks to Grahame-Smith's twitter feed!
As a story full of magic and monsters, Pinocchio seemed the perfect fairy tale for Guillermo del Toro, the visionary behind Pan's Labyrinth to take on. But his Pinocchio collaborator Gris Grimly has dashed our hopes, announcing Pinocchio has had his strings cut…but not in a good way.
Those familiar with comic book movie lore likely know the tale of Tim Burton's failed Superman Lives. In the late 1990s the Batman director decided to try and take another stab at the superhero genre, and while his version of the Man of Steel never actually made it to theaters, it actually did make some serious progress in pre-production, most notably casting Nicolas Cage in the lead role and both designing and creating a new version of the suit.