Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
So much for Beetlejuice being a reboot and not a remake. Now writer Seth Grahame-Smith it’s not a reboot either, but a straight-up sequel. Also after the jump:
- Madagascar 3 gets a cute new poster to go with its cute new trailer
- There’s a teaser for the upcoming teaser for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II
- Maggie Grace talks Taken 2 and not fixing things that aren’t broken
- Warwick Davis does not want a Leprechaun remake, but he has an idea for a sequel
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Here at last is the trailer for Dark Shadows, the most recent of many pairings between director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. The actor has wanted to revive the ’60s supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows for years, and he and Burton, after much planning, finally shot the movie last year. One of many questions about the project has been concerned with whether something that has come across like a bit of an obsession for Depp can translate into a movie that people want to see now.
The trailer premiered on Warner Bros.-owned The Ellen Degeneres Show today — appropriate, I suppose, for a film that adapts a soap opera — and we’ve got it below.
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We’ve been very curious to see the trailer for Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer, but despite the film’s opening date being just a couple months away, so far we’ve seen only stills. The first trailer will arrive on Thursday, via a rather unlikely source: The Ellen Degeneres Show. Perhaps Warner Bros. thinks that the best way to debut a look at the updated supernatural soap opera is to do so in a time slot that might have held the original show?
Reglardless, we can’t see the full trailer yet, but an Ellen promo contains the first snippets of footage from the film — we’re talking little more than a few frames — and you can see it below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Two films we’ve been looking forward to will be making an even bigger splash than we had anticipated. The IMAX Corporation has announced that Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie and Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus will each be getting IMAX 3D releases, starting on the same day as their regular theatrical runs. Though neither film was shot in IMAX, they’re both being digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format. More details after the jump.
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Is Warner Bros. mounting the most abstract trailer release ever? We’ve seen so many new photos from Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows in the past week, it’s like the studio is just releasing the trailer one frame at a time. And it is a little bit weird that we’ve already got a trailer for the stop-motion version of Burton’s Frankenweenie, which opens in October, while we haven’ t yet seen a shred of footage for Dark Shadows, which is a mere two months away, with an opening set for May 11. (Not like the film is wanting an attention-getting cast, with the likes of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer.)
So break out your zoetrope, print out these stills and assemble your own Dark Shadows trailer. Read More »
Tim Burton has two films scheduled for release in 2012 and, earlier today, we got the trailer for the second one: Frankenweenie. That still leaves us without a good look at the Burton that comes out first, May 11th’s vampire adaptation Dark Shadows. The new issue of Vanity Fair helps curb that with some striking and evocative character portraits of stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie is a great example of how tastes and trends change. When the young director made the first live-action black and white version of the story for Disney in the early ’80s, the company fired him, saying the film was too scary for a family audience.
Now, almost thirty years later, strange and macabre stories are more powerful in popular culture than ever, thanks in part to the ground laid by the features Burton directed after Frankenweenie. And Disney enjoyed one of its greatest successes of recent years in Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. So Frankenweenie became the Burton/Disney mulligan, as the director has now overseen a feature-length retelling of the comic remake/parody of Frankenstein, this time rendered in black and white stop motion animation. The first trailer is available now, and you can see it below. Read More »
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No matter whether you love Tim Burton or find him tiresome we’ve got a video that will play directly to either attitude about the filmmaker.
Fox recently premiered the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, IL. Burton couldn’t be there, but he taped an introduction to the footage. It’s a weird thing, featuring a gag (I think it’s a gag, anyway) about a royal werewolf, and audio that seems to be intentionally out of sync. I’m not certain if the into is endearing or just flat, so I’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Also after the break is a short behind the scenes reel for the film that explains a bit of the film’s approach to creating the ‘secret life’ of Lincoln. There’s a bit of new footage in there, too. Read More »