In addition to directing two of his own films this year, Tim Burton is also producing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for Timur Bekmambetov (with whom he produced Shane Acker's 9).
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is based on the novel of the same name that was written by Seth Grahame-Smith (who also wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Grahame-Smith also wrote the screenplay for Burton's Dark Shadows.
Several stills have been released online for the film which premieres June 22 of this year.
There's no trailer yet but you can watch a trailer that was released for the book in 2010:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Contrasting what Warner Bros. is doing or (not doing) with Dark Shadows, Disney is beginning to do some promotion for Tim's 2012 Frankenweenie (a re-make of his 1984 short). There is an official website up with a brief synopsis of the film and a single image of Victor with Sparky.
There's also an official Facebook Page where several behind the scenes photos of animators at work have been posted.
Frankenweenie will be released in October so I'm hoping for a trailer by the spring.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Nobody is talking about Tim Burton's Dark Shadows and it's set to be released on May 11, 2012! There's no poster, no trailer--not even a teaser yet! I've only seen four images from the set:
It was reported yesterday by MTV that Burton is still editing and working on some visual effects for the film, but with only four months to the release date you'd think the studio would want to start hyping it up!
From the photos, it looks like Johnny Depp's Barnabas Collins make-up takes about 15 years off his face. The same can't be said for Michelle Pfieffer as Elizabeth but I think I'm most excited to see her performance. It's been 20 years since she and Burton collaborated on Batman Returns and I loved her performance in that film! Hopefully they'll be able to create some new magic.
2012 is going to be a busy year for Tim Burton. He's also producing and directing the new Frankenweenie and producing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for Timur Bekmambetov. Incidentally, it's also a big year for Seth Grahame-Smith who is writing both Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (from his novel).
Perhaps Burton is simply too busy to worry about promotion at the moment.