Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Believe It or Not postponed?

According to Slate.com, Burton's film, starring Jim Carrey as Robert Ripley, has been postponed due to script problems and the escalating budget. This is disappointing if it's true, but the same story says that Burton has been switched to directing the often-rumoured Sweeney Todd instead. So either way it seems like we'll have at least one Burton film to look forward to in the near future.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Burton in Cannes and Mike Johnson interview

A couple of small but interesting stories today. First of all, Burton has been selected as one of the Cinéfondation jury members at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The jury will, among other things, hand out the Palme d'or for Best Short Film during the Closing Ceremony.

Also, Animated News has a link to an interview with Mike Johnson where he talks about his experiences of directing Corpse Bride with Burton.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

3D Nightmare!

Exciting news today that Disney are planning another re-release of The Nightmare Before Christmas this Halloween, and this time you'll be able to see Jack and co. in 3D. Full details here.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Gong Li cast in Believe It or Not

Finally some news on Burton's latest film. It's just been reported in the Chinese press that actress Gong Li, star of the upcoming Miami Vice movie, has been cast in Believe It or Not, beating out another contender, Zhang Ziyi. It hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but you can read more about the news here.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Excerpt from new edition of Burton on Burton

Real news this time, honest! Guardian Unlimited has Johnny Depp's new foreward from the book for you to read, where he discusses working with Tim on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, their shared fatherhood and more. Don't forget the new edition of Burton on Burton is available from Amazon UK.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Michael Keaton signs up for back to back sequels with Burton!

From The Milton Keynes Gazette comes the exciting news that Keaton will reteam with Burton for not one, but two long-awaited sequels. First up will be Beetlejuice II: Gothic Boogaloo, which finds the bio-exorcist trapped in the world of the living and performing his own one-man show in Vegas. Once that wraps, the dynamic duo will then move on to Batman Ends, which will chronicle the final adventures of the Dark Knight. Said a spokesman for Warner Bros. "This will serve as sequel not only to Batman Returns but also the new Christian Bale franchise. We figure Batman is popular enough that we can make people pay to watch two different Batmans. There is also the possibility that young Bruce Wayne will travel into the future and be forced into a fight to the death with his older self which causes a rip in the space time continuum that can only be fixed by Superman flying around the Earth really fast."
More news as we get it.

Friday, March 17, 2006

New article about Tim in Filmink magazine

The lastest issue of the Australian magazine Filmink has an article about Burton. Click on the following links to read part one and part two of the article. You can find out more about the magazine (which is available in Australia and New Zealand, and can be ordered online) on their website.