Tim Burton to Make NIGHT OF THE LIVING
With 2012 being "The Year of the Burton" with two films directed by (Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie) and one produced by (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) Tim Burton, he doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. Teaming with Dark Shadows writer, Seth Grahame-Smith, Burton is planning a new stop-motion monster movie called Night of the Living. Talking with Hollywood Reporter, Smith is enthusiastic about the project:
"Night of the Living is an idea I have had around for years that I'm doing with Tim Burton. When we were shooting Dark Shadows last year I worked up the nerve to tell Tim about it because I always thought it would make a good movie. When I saw what he had done with Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, it always struck me as a great idea for that form. I'm writing it at Warner Bros. for him (as a stop-motion monster movie)."
Perhaps without Disney's involvement, Night of the Living could be a bit more violent in tone than Frankenweenie, with some slight humor involved. Burton has many projects he has yet to officially chose a project post-Frankenweenie; Pinocchio (with Robert Downey Jr. as Geppetto), Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (with Josh Brolin), a stop-motion version of The Addams Family (with Illumination Entertainment), Monsterpocalypse (written by John August) and an upcoming sequel to Beetlejuice (with original actor Michael Keaton willing to return). What project would you like to see Burton make next?