Wednesday has found its Wednesday. Jenna Ortega (The Babysitter: Killer Queen) will star as Wednesday Addams in the upcoming live-action Netflix series directed by Tim Burton. The series will follow an older Wednesday Addams than the one we’re used to, as she enrolls at Nevermore Academy and has to deal with supernatural mysteries. Burton will direct all eight episodes of the series.
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Plenty of fans out there would love to get their hands on prop replicas inspired by their favorite movies. The only problem is that many prop replicas can be rather expensive. But the collectible toy makers at NECA are looking to change the game a little bit with some affordable prop replicas, starting with the Batarang from Tim Burton‘s acclaimed Batman movie from 1989. Check it out below. Read More »
Tim Burton will make his TV debut with Wednesday, a live-action Netflix series featuring everyone’s favorite goth child misanthrope, Wednesday Addams. The show will feature an adolescent Wednesday who has psychic abilities and is tasked with solving spooky mysteries, which, honestly, sounds absolutely nothing like the Wednesday Addams we’re all familiar with. But you know how it goes – Tim Burton is gonna Tim Burton.
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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton‘s suburban fantasy romance Edward Scissorhands. To honor the milestone, Waxwork Records is releasing the film’s score composed by Danny Elfman as a deluxe vinyl soundtrack with some outstanding album artwork created by Ruiz Burgos. Check out the Edward Scissorhands vinyl soundtrack below. Read More »
It’s that magical time of year when people needlessly argue about whether or not The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie. The democratic answer is that it’s both and everyone should just enjoy it. The correct answer is that it’s a Christmas movie, because 95% of it takes place after Halloween and leading up to Christmas. These are facts.
But there’s another argument surrounding The Nightmare Before Christmas that you might not have heard about. The film’s writer Caroline Thompson recently appeared on the podcast Script Apart, which talks to writers about the first drafts of famous movies. During their discussion, she explained a creative clash she had with producer Tim Burton regarding the depiction of the villain Oogie Boogie, a character who also created a tense confrontation between director Henry Selick and the Batman director. Read More »
What’s this? What’s this? Christmas has come early for The Nightmare Before Christmas fans, who now have the chance to buy Danny Elfman‘s wonderful soundtrack for the 1993 stop-motion animated classic as a limited edition vinyl release. Mondo is releasing a limited edition The Nightmare Before Christmas Vinyl, which features art by director Tim Burton himself. /Film is exclusively debuting the first look at the vinyl jacket art by Burton, which you can see below.
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Tim Burton is about to become the latest major filmmaker to make the jump to television – and he’s doing it with perhaps the least surprising property of all.
Burton is developing a new version of The Addams Family, the classic franchise featuring a creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky family living in suburbia. If the deal goes through, the eccentric director of Batman, Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands will be working on this iteration of the show with Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the guys behind Smallville, The Shannara Chronicles, and Into the Badlands. Get details about the new Tim Burton Addams Family show below.
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The Movie: Mars Attacks!
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: Based on the comic book of the same name, this sci-fi comedy modeled after classic B-movies finds Earth being invaded by some tricky aliens from Mars. An incredible, all-star ensemble cast tries to survive, including Jack Nicholson in dual roles, Annette Bening giving an all-time great comedic performance, and a who’s who of supporting cast members all having an absolute blast.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: If you look at the filmography of Tim Burton over the past 10 or 15 years, you’d never know that he used to dabble in movies that didn’t have anything to do with weird kids or strange, gothic circuses. But, believe it or not, there was a time when Burton delivered movies that were a lot more fun, digging into delightfully twisted satire rather than stories that seem tailor-made to sell Hot Topic merchandise. One of his best is the 1996 sci-fi comedy comic book adaptation Mars Attacks!, and it still holds up today. Read More »
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Tim Burton‘s horror comedy Beetlejuice is undoubtedly one of his best efforts. It’s when the filmmaker was firing on all cylinders and at the top of his game. After 32 years, you might think there’s nothing left to learn about the movie starring Michael Keaton as the ghost with the most, but French filmmaker Fred China, producer/1980s fanatic Adam F. Goldberg (creator of The Goldbergs), and producer Lee Leshen (Back in Time, Ghostheads) have a whole movie to prove you wrong.
Documentary for the Recently Deceased is a forthcoming project about the making of Beetlejuice that will dive deep into the production of the film, from shooting in the small town of East Corinth, Vermont to crafting intricate stop-motion animated creatures and effects. The good news is you don’t have to wait for a sneak peek, because there’s already a trailer to tease the story behind the beloved pop culture cornerstone. Read More »
Even though there have been countless Batman action figures released over the years, there haven’t been a lot of film-accurate action figures inspired by Tim Burton‘s big screen adaptation from 1989. In fact, with the exception of figures from NECA and Hot Toys, the Michael Keaton version of The Dark Knight has largely been ignored, especially when it comes to smaller scale figures. But that’s about to change thanks to the Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts version of Batman, coming this fall. Read More »