The first trailer and footage for Focus Features' mysterious film 9 has hit the web. "9" is a computer animated film produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov best know for Wanted and Nightwatch. 9 is directed by former WETA Digital artist Shane Acker, and featuring the music of Danny Elfman. View Trailer Below:
Movies Online had the pleasure of sitting down with Alan Rickman at the Culver Studios in Los Angeles (where he’s currently filming Alice in Wonderland with Tim Burton. MoviesOnline: What are you playing in Alice in Wonderland? ALAN RICKMAN: The caterpillar. MoviesOnline: A caterpillar? How do you get into something like that? ALAN RICKMAN: Well, fortunately it’s animated. MoviesOnline: Oh, okay. ALAN RICKMAN: But it’s my face on an animated caterpillar. So, it’s a mixture. The movie is a mixture of live action, animation, and stop motion, so it’s very complicated and I don’t think all three have been put together ever before. Checkout Full Interview at Movies Online
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Anne Hathaway, who plays the White Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie, told a group of reporters that her character is entirely live-action in a practical costume. The film, based on Lewis Carroll's books, combines live action, computer animation and motion-capture animation in 3-D. "I am actually an actor not affected by CGI in it," Hathaway said in a group interview on Dec. 5 in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she was promoting Bride Wars. "I believe I'm one of the very few." Specifics on the look of the characters are still under wraps, but Hathaway shared her impressions of her rabbit-hole persona. "If I was a bunny holding a knife, that's what my character would look like," she said. "I'm sorry, that's my impression." Though the director is known for his scattered, ADD thoughts, Hathaway found Burton to be right on her wavelength. "I don't know what it says about me, but he always made absolute sense to me. I also think [that] because I'm such a fan of Tim Burton's I know his aesthetic so well; I kind of just have an idea from years of being a fan about what he might want." Hathaway compared Burton's style with other noteworthy collaborators. "I love working with directors," she said. "I think the director is the go-to person. It should be their vision that makes it up on screen, and so I love showing up and putting myself in someone else's hands. Jonathan [Demme] and I spoke in a shorthand as well, and I've worked with other directors before. Ang [Lee] gave me two directions on Brokeback [Mountain], which was 'she's a predator' and 'more subtle.' Obviously I'm exaggerating. There was more than that, but I had worked with directors before who say meaningful things but don't say much. So there was just kind of a continuation of that." Source: SciFi.com
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Johnny Depp News has reported in their recent post that filming may begin as soon as next summer in London. According to the article originally posted by Collider Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub from Collinder.Com had a one on one with producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Heyman. Video interview Here
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Sweeny Todd has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. Nominees in this Category are: Sweeny Todd, American Gangster, August Rush, Juno & Mamma Mia.
Alan Rickman has joined the already fabulous cast of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland!” Rickman will play the role of the hookah-smoking Caterpillar. Alice does not like the Caterpillar when they first meet, because he does not immediately talk to her and when he does, it is usually in short, rather rude sentences, or difficult questions. Alice In Wonderland, which director Burton is realising using a combination of live action and performance-capture technology, is scheduled for release in 2010.
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After a temporary break with the musical Sweeney Todd, Danny Elfman and Tim Burton will work together again on Alice in Wonderland. Elfman confirmed his involvement on Alice in Wonderland during a panel at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood. According to Filmonic Danny Elfman is also set to be composing the score for The Wolfman. Set in Victorian England and has a cast consisting of Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving and Anthony Hopkins. From the Comic Con footage that has now been removed from the face of the internet, the movie looks dark and Gothic, so we can expect that sort of tone with the music. I think in a movie like The Wolfman the music is vital, as it helps create the atmosphere. We can’t have the Wolfman ripping people to shreds with a merry tune in the background. It has to be dark and vicious!
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Tim Burtons Sweeny Todd is now on Blue-Ray and for anyone who has not seen this fantastic movie. Sweeny Todd tells the story of Benjamin Barker a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who “shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again.” Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney’s amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge’s wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli. Checkout Trailer Now
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Tim Burton's Sweeny Todd won at the Scream Awards for Best Horror Movie while his Muse Johnny Depp Won For Best Actor In a Horror Movie for Sweeny Todd. Tim Burton was also Honored at the Scream Awards with the Scream Immortal Award for his remarkably unique interpretation of horror and fantasy.
Tim Burton has cast Helena Bonham Carter & Anne Hathaway as his Queens for his latest movie "Alice In Wonderland". Helena Bonham Carter, will play the Red Queen who cries: "Off with their heads!" Hathaway, star of The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries, plays the more kindly monarch.
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Michael Sheen has joined the cast of director Tim Burton's film remake of the classic Lewis Carroll tale "Alice in Wonderland." Sheen alos starred as television interviewer David Frost in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon, a role he originated in the West End and repeated for the forthcoming Ron Howard film adaptation.
Sheen will co-star in the Burton film opposite Johnny Depp, who is set to portray the Mad Hatter, according to Variety. Depp, a staple of Burton's films, earned an Oscar nomination for the director's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd. Sheen's role in "Alice" has not been revealed.
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Eleanor Tomlinson, 16, is in Plymouth shooting her role in Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice In Wonderland, which will feature a mix of live action as well as computer generated images. She is playing Alice's peer, the spiteful Fiona Chataway, who appears at the beginning of the film before Alice falls down the rabbit hole. Eleanor’s first role was as little Daphne in YTV’s adaptation of Falling which starred Michael Kitchen and Penelope Wilton. Shortly afterwards she was asked to play the young version of Jessica Biel’s character Duchess Sophie Von Teschen in Neil Burger’s film The Illusionist.
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Antony House filming has started and has already been creating a buzz of activity at the historic site. For the coming weeks more than 250 extras, from Plymouth and surrounding areas, will be dressing up and acting in scenes under the expert hand of Tim Burton. The Plymouth Herald visited the set of Alice In Wonderland On Monday to catch a glimpse of tinseltown’s adopted home. According to the Herald It is believed the Mad Hatters’ tea party is among the scenes being shot in Antony. Mr Depp is rumoured to be playing the part of the Mad Hatter, but it is also rumoured he will be a CGI graphic.
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Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp have become the most lucrative Hollywood movie partnership having grossed $986 million from six films including Edward Scissorhands and most recently Sweeney Todd.
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Mia Wasikowska is set to play Alice in Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland". Mia Wasikowska is an Australian-born actor. Although still a teenager, Mia has landed a number of prestigious roles in the last couple of years, and is in great demand by Hollywood's best directors. The young actress also expressed enthusiasm for being able to work with director Tim Burton. She stated that she admired his films. "I really love Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish," she said.
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Tim Burton, Alice In Wonderland will film at Antony House in Torpoint, Cornwall. Anthony Housw has been chosen as the outside set for his adaptation of Lewis Carroll's book. The 18th century house, garden and a woodland will be closed to the public from September 1 to October 14 to allow filming to take place. The multi-million pound movie, rumoured to star Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, is due for release in 2010 and will be shown in 3D.
According to some sources it has been announced that Director Tim Burton is to Direct The Shadow. Also an article by IESB exclusively confirmed that along with Tim John August has also been brought in to write the adaptation for Dark Shadows
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According to Playbill The Nonesuch Records release of the soundtrack to Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" film climbed again this week on "The Billboard 200" chart. Featuring the pared-down score from the film, the soundtrack includes Johnny Depp in the title role with Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin, Timothy Spall as Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen as Signor Adolfo Pirelli. Nonesuch Records released two versions of the film's soundtrack of Stephen Sondheim songs: the first was a "Highlights" disc, which featured specific songs from the film. The second was a "Deluxe Edition" CD, which featured all of the songs used in the film and an 80-page booklet of fully colored images from the movie and lyrics.
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