Production is underway on visionary filmmakerTim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The film, which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters everywhere March 4, 2016, starsEva Green,Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd,Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens,Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing under the Chernin Entertainment banner. The screenplay is by Jane Goldman.
The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (portrayed by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.Read More
With Tim Burton set to direct the live-action remake of Disney's Dumbo, PETA sent a letter to the director this morning calling on him to give the film a new ending-one in which Dumbo escapes the confinement and abuse of the entertainment industry and lives out his life in a sanctuary. The letter comes just days after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it would be removing all elephant acts from its shows by 2018 as a result of increasing public concern about the animals."We're hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry," writes PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange.
In its letter, PETA-whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to use for entertainment"-also thanks Burton for using computer-generated imagery, not live elephants, to portray Dumbo's animal characters.Read More
Way back in July of last year, Disney announced that it is bringing the 1941 classic animated adventure Dumbo back to theaters with a new live-action take on the story. Today it was announced that Tim Burton will direct that movie. This is the second time Tim Burton has taken one of Disney's animated classics and given it a human-spin, following the box office success of 2010's Alice in Wonderland.
Walt Disney Pictures president of production Sean Bailey announced the director earlier this morning. Dumbo is still in development and does not yet have a release date. It is just one of a number of animated movies-turned-live action for the studio, with Cinderella in theaters this week. Disney is also currently in production on a live-action/CGI take on The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau, which will be in theaters April of next year. This will be followed by Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, which comes out in May 2016. And Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens is planned for 2017.Read More
Naturally, since Tim Burton wouldn't elaborate further, it isn't known exactly what he meant when he said he wouldn't call the project a sequel. It seems unlikely that they will go the prequel route, since both Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are coming back as Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz, 26 years after originating the characters. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg wrote the screenplay for this follow-up, but no story details have surfaced quite yet, and it isn't known when the project may get the green light.
Even if Beetlejuice 2 isn't a traditional sequel, it seems clear that there will be enough elements from the original in place to give the fans what they've been asking for since the late 1980s. While this project may in fact be close to happening, nothing has been confirmed yet, and it isn't known when production will begin. Do you want to see Beetlejuice 2 happen, or do you think the original should be left alone? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
Are you excited that Lydia Deetz will be back in Beetlejuice 2? It's still unclear when production may begin on this highly-anticipated sequel, but it seems that many of the elements are in place for this follow-up to move forward. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates as soon as more information becomes available.
Beetlejuice 2 is in development .Read More
Tim Burton returns to his love of oddball real-life stories with Big Eyes, a biopic on Walter and Margaret Keane, the artistic duo responsible for the Big Eyed kid craze of the 1950s and 60s. The Weinstein Company and Yahoo! have just released the first poster featuring stars Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams.
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes.Read More
Director Tim Burton takes on another biopic in the same vein as his 1994 critical success Ed Wood with Big Eyes, once again looking at an eccentric artist and their body of work. This time, the master storyteller is turning his camera on the life of Margaret Keane, a painter whose distinctive big-eyed children became one of art's first mass-market success stories in the 1950s, and a phenomena that still resides today. The first trailer has arrived, which also looks at Margaret's relationship with her husband Walter, who took credit for her work. Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams star in this tale, which ends with Margaret taking Walter to court, where they are both asked to recreate their work in front of a jury. We won't spoil the end of this whimsical true tale, wrought with some interestingly odd drama. Take a look at the first footage before Big Eyes lands in theaters this Christmas.
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. Big Eyes centers on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.Read More