Burton does Burton like Burton. In black and white...
Tim Burton’s latest gets a new trailer.
The Burton man has been more than a little hit and miss in recent years. Actually, more miss than anything else, pretty much since the halcyon days of Ed Wood, with only minor successes like Sleepy Hollow and Big Fish breaking the chain of mediocrity.
The film is based on Burton’s own 1984 black and white stop motion flick, which you may have seen on the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD. As before, the story is about a young boy who loses his pet dog to the abyss of death and decides to use some good old fashioned science to bring him back to life. Happily, the monochromatic, stop motion style has been retained – though you’ll have the addition of 3D and IMAX for this big screen release.
Check the trailer.
Can I firstly say how appalled I am that they decided to bill Burton as ‘The Director of Alice in Wonderland’?!
Otherwise, it looks very much like a Burton production – in the visual design, the somewhat stilted comedy and the forced macabre-ness of it all. But it also stands a chance of being halfway sweet, the aesthetics are strong and there’s just some extra level of charm automatically bestowed upon anything made in stop motion these days.The biggest plus of all – Johnny Depp isn’t listed anywhere in the credit list.Frankenweenie is set for release on the 17th of October. More when you get it.