Tim Burton isn’t quite ready to chuck Johnny Depp to the curb, but the ‘Beetlejuice’ director has found a new muse on novelist/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. The ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ author penned Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’ screenplay, while the award-winning filmmaker returned the favor by producing the feature-film adaptation of Grahame-Smith’s ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.’ And now they've got something else planned.
There's been talk of another 'Beetlejuice' film for years now, but the cogs seem to finally be turning (for real this time), with Seth Grahame-Smith ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' and Tim Burton's upcoming 'Dark Shadows') on board to script. But for those worried about a reboot, we may have some good news.
Sorry for the obvious pun, but Tim Burton fans wondering about his mysterious 'Dark Shadows' remake have been kept in the shadows regarding what they can expect from his latest collaboration with Johnny Depp. The good news is that we now have a full 'Shadows' trailer to pore over. The bad news? It only confuses us even more.
In 1984 Tim Burton released a live action short film called 'Frankenweenie,' starring Shelley Duvall and Daniel Stern. It told the story of a young Victor Frankenstein, who reanimates his beloved dog after the pooch gets killed in a hit and run accident. 28 years later and Burton has taken that concept and developed it into a full, animated feature for Disney.
The first trailer is now and it seems to capture Burton's classic, adorably spooky aesthetic rather well.