When the first strains of the haunting “Baby Mine” float over the first trailer of the live-action Dumbo, you know you’re in for some emotional damage. The animated movie that traumatized you as a kid is now a live-action film, adapted by Gothic connoisseur Tim Burton, no less. But Burton’s Disney adaptation of Dumbo surprisingly reigns back the darkness and gives us a little more of that childhood awe in the Dumbo trailer.
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Tim Burton is currently shooting another live-action remake for Disney: Dumbo. Production began almost a month ago with Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton confirmed to star, and now Academy Award winner Alan Arkin (Argo, Litle Miss Sunshine) has joined the impressive cast.
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Disney has found a formula for success with live-action remakes of their beloved animated movies and the upcoming remake of Dumbo looks to continue to trend. Director Tim Burton, who started this whole trend in the first place with Alice in Wonderland, is retelling the story of the iconic flying elephant in live-action and we got a first look at the movie from the D23 Expo.
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Before Beauty and the Beast topped the box office with a record-breaking debut this month, Disney was already all-in on their roster of live-action adaptations of their animated classics (check out our rundown of all of the developing projects here). While Mulan is too early in development to know whether it’s a musical and Aladdin is searching for young stars to play the two leads, the remake of Dumbo is finalizing its cast with production slated to begin sooner than later this year.
Tim Burton is directing the Dumbo remake, and he’s already brought on board two of his previous collaborators with Danny DeVito and Eva Green on board. Now the cast will include someone the Batman and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children director hasn’t worked with before as Colin Farrell is in talks to take one of the lead roles.
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Tim Burton may reunite with his Batman Returns star, Danny DeVito, for Disney’s live-action Dumbo. DeVito is currently in negotiations to join the film, and Burton regular Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) is close to signing up as well. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star might play Medici, the owner of a small circus.
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Will Smith recently passed on Dumbo. Tim Burton‘s film, which keeps moving closer to production, still doesn’t have any actors attached. While we wait to learn whether Tom Hanks will play the live-action remake’s villain, it’s being reported that Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) is now in talks for one of the lead roles.
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Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
On paper, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children sounds like a perfect combination of talent, material, and timing. It’s essentially an X-Men movie, in keeping with the current craze for superhero films, but one with a fanciful gothic vibe. It is directed by the master of fanciful gothic vibes, Tim Burton — who knows a thing or two about superheroes and big-budget blockbusters already. It’s led by the living Tim Burton drawings Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. Oh, and it’s based on a bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs.
In short, it has all the makings of a big hit that brings some much-needed quirkiness back to the multiplex. So why, then, does it all feel so… uninspired? So familiar? So not-very-peculiar? Read More »
One year ago, 20th Century Fox began their marketing campaign for the adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by delivering a Loop Day teaser. That was back when the movie was intended to be released this past spring. However, now that the film is situated for release at the end of the month, we can celebrate the unique holiday from the fantasy story again today, as if we’ve just had our own little loop.
For those who don’t know what Loop Day is, a new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children clip has just arrived online to explain what this holiday is all about. Honestly, the holiday is actually simultaneously fascinating and a bit depressing. Find out what this special day is all about by watching the Miss Peregrine Loop Day clip below. Read More »
It’s been a few years since we’ve gotten Tim Burton‘s traditional weirdness on the big screen. The last time the director was at the helm of a film, it was the biographical drama Big Eyes. Before that, Burton delivered a double dose of his signature goofy gothic style with the lackluster Dark Shadows, and the solid stop-motion animated Frankenweenie. Now he’s back to bringing a new band of misfits to theaters with his latest project.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs with a story following a boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) who discovers a mysterious orphanage populated by kids who have strange powers and abilities. However, as soon as he becomes comfortable in this odd place, he learns it may be in danger from hidden enemies who are hunting these kids for their powers.
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Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
The last time Tim Burton and Eva Green teamed up, we got the fairly awful Dark Shadows adaptation. To be sure, the film’s failures weren’t Green’s fault — indeed, she was one of the few bright spots in it. Still, here’s hoping their new collaboration will turn out better.
Based on the bestselling novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children stars Asa Butterfield as a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers a hidden refuge for “peculiars” — people with extraordinary powers. As he gets to know the ins and outs of this secret world, he realizes they’re all in danger, and that he’s the only one who can save them. Watch the new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trailer below. Read More »