Coming soon...

Friday, October 5, 2007

Short, back and sides, please, guv'na!

It's been a while since Tim Burton really produced something worth getting a little bit excited over. Big Fish wasn't bad, I guess, and The Corpse Bride was no way near as good as The Nightmare Before Christmas. The less said about Planet of the Apes, the better. But Burton seems to be hitting his stride once again, now that the first trailer for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has been unleashed upon us.

Burton is back with long time collaborator, Johnny Depp, who'll hopefully have left that pirate git behind him and started acting again... although the accent seems to be clinging for dear life. Both Depp and Burton seem to be at their best when collaborating, so this looks like it could be something special. It seems to have all the twisted little elements that are Burton trademarks (dark, gothic imagery, twisted Helena Bonham Carter...), and with Alan Rickman and Sacha Baron Cohen thrown into the mix, this could be great! The US gets this in December, the rest of us have to wait 'til January 08.

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