Friday, March 26, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sleeping Beauty Revamp, Maleficent, Gets a Writer

Linda Woolverton, who just wrote Alice in Wonderland, is signed on to write Disney's Sleeping Beauty movie that is to tell the story of the evil witch, Maleficent. Tim Burton's name is still attached to the project, but that is not at all official as of right now. Getting a writer is the first big step to the movie being made, a director isn't signed on yet. Whether or not Tim Burton directs it, and if Helena Bonham Carter will be involved (if Burton does do it, it's very likely HBC, Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman will too, of course) is yet to be determined.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Deathly Hallows Set Went Up In Flames

Yes, HBCfans, 'tis true. While shooting part of the pivotal 'Battle of Hogwarts' scene, part of Leavesden Studios caught fire as a result of faulty pyrotechnics... Thankfully, no injuries were reported, and no main actors, such as Helena, were touched! Thank the firefighters who helped put out the flames in the comments section!
Read the summarizing article from msn.com!

Frankenweenie Could Start Production Soon

Disney producer Don Hahn said to Ain't It Cool News,
"The puppets are ready, the script is done, and now that Tim Burton is clear of Alice in Wonderland he's at the helm of Frankenweenie in 3D"
After the rumors about an Addams Family film were proven to be false, his Frankenweenie remake is now looking promising. As far as how his Dark Shadows adaption fits in or if a Sleeping Beauty film will ever be made is still unclear.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Burton Says Addams Family Rumors Aren't True

MTV Movies Blog asked Tim Burton's associates if the rumors about his Addams Family project were true to which they responded, after speaking to Tim directly, "There is no truth to the story. Tim has not lined up any of his upcoming projects."
No upcoming projects lined up? We're not sure if that includes his involvement with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter or his Sleeping Beauty film. Tim also has his Dark Shadows adaption and the Frankenweenie remake that's been in talks for forever. So at the moment it's unclear what Burton's next film will actually be, if I had to guess I think it'll probably be Dark Shadows and I think he'll probably produce Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with Timur Bekmembetov, but we'll post updates as soon as they're available. 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tim Burton's Next Project: The Addams Family???

Http://www.deadline.com reports that Tim Burton's next project could be with Universal’s Illumination Entertainment who just got the rights to the original Addams family pictures which appeared in the New Yorker that inspired the TV series and movies. Presumably Burton would make a 3-D, stop motion movie based on the drawings, not the series from the 60s or any films/shows from then on.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

HBC and Nell

Helena and Nell were spotted on the 10th in London out being adorable and shopping at a shop called Mystical Fairies-- so cute!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Alice Breaks Box Office Records!

In its first week, Alice in Wonderland made $116.3 million, which is more than Avatar made in its first week; Alice now holds the record in earnings for the opening of a 3D movie.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Alice Review

     Alice in Wonderland came out today, and if you haven't seen it yet I'd recommend you do as soon as possible. I thought it was amazing! Helena and the rest of the actors did a fantastic job with their characters,  the animation was beautiful, and Tim Burton did a good job with the story, I thought.
      The list of great things about it goes on; Danny Elfman delivered a score that compliments the movie perfectly, as always, though I'm not sure how crazy I am about the Almost Alice soundtrack... But the instrumental tracks are lovely. The costumes were especially astounding-- Colleen Atwood is incredibly talented and I want her to make all of my clothes!
    And, of course, Helena and Johnny continue to be brilliant and talented, but I don't want to give anything away about their performances. ;)
You should go out and see the movie, either in 3D or 2D (I am yet to see it in 3D, only 2D. If you saw it in 3D you should leave a comment with what you thought, did you think the 3D made it better? Should people make an effort to see it in 3D?)
     The main complaint I've see in other reviews about Alice is regarding the story. (This may be considered a spoiler, so be warned) People expect the plot to be exactly like Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland, seeing as it has that title, but the plot is that of Through the Looking Glass. I don't think the movie should be judged off of the title or prior expectations the audience has, so I recommend you look passed the fact that it's Through the Looking Glass but called Alice in Wonderland. I assume that was Disney's decision as to make the greatest profits by giving it that title.
     So just go and enjoy the characters, the familiar story with the Burton edge, and Helena's giant head.

--Sierra

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HBC Updates

Helena recently commented on her sense of style, it made me smile:
"I’m in the stocks perpetually in the UK  — They say, ‘What is she wearing now? How dare she?’ Like, criminal acts. Now I feel like I have a reputation to keep. I have a responsibility now to dress badly, so it’s kind of liberating.”
And she hints at her outfit for the Oscars:
“It was basically a rough dress I was going to wear, made of canvas — the one they make before they make the proper dress. I said, ‘Can I just wear this?’ They’re going to paint it"

HBC and Tim Burton were pictured shopping with their kids Billy and Nell on Monday:
Happy Returns For Helena Bonham Carter & Kids

9 Producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov Together Again

9 movie producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov are said to be producing a new movie that's called.. wait for it... Abraham Lincoln: VAMPIRE HUNTER!
Doesn't that sound like the best movie ever?!?
Read more about it here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Release!

Just a reminder that Alice in Wonderland come to theaters this Friday! Make sure you get your ticket early before they're sold out either at your local cinema or online at Fandago:


Buy advance tickets to Alice in Wonderland