Walt Disney Pictures has distributed a press release containing the official synopsis of director Tim Burton's new stop-motion animated movie, Frankenweenie, a feature-length adaptation of his 1984 short of the same name that starred Barret Oliver, Daniel Stern and Shelley Duvall.
more about the Frankenweenie feature, plus the 1984 short >> Posted 02.16.11 by BrentJS
After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
Almost two weeks ago, 20th Century Fox announced that director Ridley Scott's developing Alien Prequel wouldn't be an Alien prequel after all, and has instead become the sci-fi movie Prometheus. The project evolved after Scott and screenwriter Damon Lindelof began to refine the prequel script, originally written by Jon Spaihts.
Fox initially gave the newly-titled Prometheus a release date of March 9, 2012, but THR reports that the release has been moved to the summer, now opening on June 8 instead. The report claims that the movie was precipitated by Disney moving their sci-fi epic John Carter of Mars to the March 9 weekend, a spot previously held for director Tim Burton's 3-D, stop motion Frankenweenie, which will now open on October 5. To recap, that's John Carter of Mars in March, Prometheus in June, and Frankenweenie in October. Fassbender plugs in >> Posted 01.27.11 by Ryan
The release of Sweeney Todd is fast approaching, but Tim Burton is not one to rest on his laurels. The director has lined up two 3-D projects with Disney to start shooting in the new year.
First, Burton will undertake his vision of Alice in Wonderland. The live action version of the Lewis Carroll story will involve the performance-capture techniques currently making waves in Beowulf.
After that, he'll direct a stop-motion digital 3-D version of Frankenweenie, which is bsed on a 1984 short he did about a dead dog brought back to life. Sounds creepy.
Source: Variety. Posted 11.16.07 by reelz