It’s hard not to wish, based on the previews I’ve seen so far for John Carter, that Disney had kept the film that was originally supposed to be released on March 9 instead. Why? Because that movie — which is now going to be released October 5 — is Frankenweenie, from the entertainingly twisted mind of Tim Burton. A new “one-sheet” has been released for the film:
Frankenweenie, a feature-length remake of a short film Burton made way back in 1984, before he became famous. It tells the story of a boy named Victor whose dog Sparky passes away, and who then uses science to bring Sparky back to life. The movie is being made using stop-motion animation, and filmed in 3D and in black-and-white, which is a combination rarely seen in movies these days. Obviously, it’s a comedy — and you have to love the choice of the names “Victor” and “Sparky.” It’s not a sure thing with Burton as much as it once was, but this movie looks like it’s going to be well worth waiting for.