If you miss those classic horror film promos of yesteryear, look no further than the latest trailer for Tim Burton Frankenweenie. Basically, the newest spot for the animated feature about a boy bringing his dog back to life is a throwback to the good old days of corny marketing. It is pretty Pixar-like actually. The film hits theaters nationwide on October 5. Continue Reading
The big story of the coming weekend will likely be the continued box office strength of The Avengers; however, there is new movie in town called Dark Shadows that will feature yet another pairing of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. This time around, Captain Jack Sparrow is a vampire who is locked away for centuries and eventually released into a world that has been completely changed.
Critics have already thrown in their two-cents on the movie, and it certainly appears as if the reaction is mixed at best. While all reviewers are calling Dark Shadows fun, many are quick to point out that the story is a jumbled mess. They feel the character back-stories went far too long, leaving the movie feeling like a collection of many elements as opposed to a single entity. Even though this is the only universal gripe against the film, that is a fairly major component that could leave many dissatisfied.
On the other hand, this is a Tim Burton movie, so it is far from an intolerable theatrical effort regardless of a hastily construed plot. Dark Shadows’ costumes and set designs did not disappoint leading many to grade the film’s production values fairly high. Add in a performance by Johnny Depp that is largely considered to be ‘top notch,’ and it would seem that reviewers may not hate the horror comedy as much as its current 49% on Rotten Tomatoes might imply.
Early weekend projections have the film pegged at a haul just north of $30 million. That is no Alice in Wonderland, but it certainly is respectable.
There is a new featurette out for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. This one has the cast a crew explaining what the heck is going on for anyone unfamiliar with the television adaptations. The Johnny Depp-lead film hits theaters on May 11.
Still on the fence about Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp? Perhaps this will help you make up your mind. It is a new featurette for the movie that has Captain Jack Sparrow talking up his desire to do a vampire movie and the inspirations behind it. The film hits theaters in two weeks.
On May 11th, Johnny Depps’s next film will hit theaters, and it is yet another collaboration pairing the actor with director Tim Burton. The movie is called Dark Shadows and judging from the official trailer just released today one could reasonably expect the feature to be very…Burton-esque.
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie will not come out until October, but the media blast for the director’s new animated feature has already begun via the following teaser trailer. The vocal cast consists of Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short among others.
Word broke earlier this weekend via THR of another film in the making from director Tim Burton with Robert Downey, Jr. leading the cast, and the film looks to be a biggie. It is a reimagining of Pinocchio. The reason there is so much buzz already surrounding this project is because last time Burton put his hands on a classic tale was the $1 billion-grossing Alice in Wonderland. This certainly seems like another automatic mega-hit for Robert Downey, Jr. who currently stars in the wildly successful Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man film franchises. If he opts in the project, the actor would be playing the role of Geppetto. Burton is not attached at the moment either, but look for Warner Bros. to get both parties on board for what appears to be a home run.