Monday, August 9, 2010

Dates Announced for "Frankenweenie" and "John Carter"

It looks like two Disney adaptations are headed to movie screens in 2012, both from well respected film makers. Tim Burton's stop-motion remake of his short film Frankenweenie, is set to reach theatres on March 9, 2012. I'm definitely interested in this project, as it's supposed to be shot in both black and white and 3D. Coraline was one of my favorite films to be made in 3D, so it should be stunning to see what Burton comes up with. There's always a measure of uncertainty when translating a 30-minute property into a feature length film, but it should turn out alright.

The other project is Andrew Stanton's big screen adaptation of John Carter of Mars. This film is very high on my radar, not only because it's written and directed by one of my favorite film makers in the bussiness, or because it's based on an amazing old science fiction novel, but also because of the crew they have backing up the film. The original score is to be written by Michael Giacchino (Up, Speed Racer, Cloverfield), the cinematographer is Daniel Mindel (Star Trek), and it's to be edited by Eric Zumbrunnen (Where the Wild Things Are). Right now, this is the film of that year. Nothing else even comes close, and it hits theatres on June 8, 2012.

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