Looks like 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Tim Burton film releases.Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterProjected Release Date:
June 22, 2012 (USA)Trailer: youtube linkAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
is based off the novel of the same name, written by Seth Grahame-Smith. Quite simply the description of the movie is clearly explained in the title. The protagonist is Abraham Lincoln and he is out to kill all vampires.Dark ShadowsProjected Release Date:
May 11, 2012 (USA)Trailer: youtube linkDark Shadows
is a retelling of the Dark Shadows (TV series)
that ran from 1966-1971. The movie centers around Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) who was turned into a vampire by a witch and buried alive. After he is unearthed 200 years later he finds himself in 1972. His home, Collinwood Manor, is inhabited by his descendants and Barnabas has to learn to live in this new time with his dysfunctional relatives, who have dark secrets of their own and may just need his protecting. FrankenweenieProjected Release Date:
October 5, 2012 (USA)Trailer: youtube linkFrankenweenie
was originally a short that Tim Burton released back in 1984. It can be found on The Nightmare Before Christmas
DVD, and on youtube
. For those of you who are interested I would definitely recommend watching the short. The story is about a young boy, Victor, and his dog Sparky. When Sparky is hit by a car the devastated Victor has the brilliant idea to bring him back to life, Frankenstein style. The new film version is going to remain in black and white, but will be done in claymation (the original was live action).
Hope these descriptions prove accurate and are helpful to everyone. Who else is as excited about these movies as I am?