I’ve seen a few sites report that it’s “confirmed” that Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are returning for the long-gestating sequel to Burton’s best movie, Beetlejuice. (Yeah, I said it. Come at me.) That’s not exactly the case, but it is looking (somewhat) possible. So what’s really going on?
Artist Rafa Torosomehow made the villains of Gotham City look casual. Which, if you’ve ever seen one, they’re anything but. Anyway, Toro created GIFs of Batman’s Rogues and we’ve arranged them from the Tim Burton years through Christopher Nolan. I have just one question, are these villains walking toward Batman or away from him?
Also, trademark Tim Burton stripes. The new video features long-time Burton collaborator Winona Ryder as a mannequin but also a real-life star of some sort (perhaps herself?). Also along for the ride is actor Craig Roberts who played creepy Adam on the BBC’s Being Human. And well, he might be creepier here as he’s obsessed with Ryder’s character. The director said the film was inspired by the 1935 film Mad Love and that one time he saw Ryder’s wax figure at Louis Tussaud’s. I won’t spoil where this whole story leads but let’s just say, if you weren’t already aware of how strange Burton’s imagination was before, you will certainly be sure of it now.
And that reason, I suspect, rhymes with honey, sunny, and funny.
Variety is reporting that Linda Woolverton, who wrote the script for the original, is writing a sequel. In retrospect it’s not hard to see why—Alice made a billion dollars worldwide—but still… a sequel to Alice in Wonderland? Really? Did anyone ask for this?
Earlier this week we learned the always amazing Cate Blanchett might being playing the evil stepmother in Disney’s Cinderella, aka Disney’s Untitled Cinderella Story. Today we find out three actresses who might have to run away from her crying and one of them is the star of Hanna.
Jane Goldman, the screenwriter behind Kick-Ass, Stardust, X-Men: First Class, and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, now has on her plate another geek-oriented project: Tim Burton‘s live-action retelling of Pinocchio, starring not Johnny Depp but Robert Downey Jr..