While Tim Burton’s career is littered with such fan favorites as Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Sissorhands, and Ed Wood, the last decade or so has been an inconsistent one for the director. Films such as Planet of the Apes, Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows were busted by critics, and Burton-produced efforts such as 9 and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have fared no better. All of which is why the new trailer for Frankenweenie is so intriguing: sure it’s a remake, but at least it’s Burton remaking and expanding his own work, and it very much has the feel of “classic” Burton.
Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but the newest trailer for Frankenweenie seems to have far more in common with works like Edward Scissorhands than something like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Could Burton returning to his earliest work refresh the Tim Burton brand? Here’s hoping. Check out the trailer:
Frankenweenie is the tale of young Victor, who resurrects his beloved (and deceased) dog Sparky with electricity, and the consequences that befall Victor when the inhabitants of his small town discover his reanimated secret.
Featuring the voices of Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, Martin Short, and Martin Landau, Frankenweenie is set for an October 5th release in 2D, IMAX, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
What did you think of the trailer?