Winona Ryder has praised Tim Burton, going so far as to credit the director for her success.
From Tim Burton comes ‘Frankenweenie,‘ a heart-warming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life – with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. A visually stunning black and white, stop motion animated film in 3D, the voice cast for ‘Frankenweenie’ includes Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder. Disney will release the film on October 5th in the US and October 17th in the UK. ‘Frankenweenie’ is the first animated film that Tim Burton has directed for Disney. The screenplay is by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. My interview with Tim Burton for ‘Frankenweenie’ can be read here.
Speaking to Tim Burton, he said he really wanted to work with people he hadn’t worked with in a while on ‘Frankenweenie,’ people that he loved. You two in particular have a great background….
Winona Ryder: Yeah. I’ve known Tim Burton for 25 years, and I credit him with my career – I really mean that. I don’t know if….acting was sort of an accident for me, I wasn’t going on auditions and trying to be an actor. I was actually sort of discovered in San Francisco and I’d done only two movies, small parts, and I remember my parents were very picky (laughs) – because we had to drive from Northern California for ‘Beetlejuice,’ it was like 9 hours to get there, and I remember very well when I first met Tim. I was sitting, waiting to meet him and this guy came in and started talking, talking about movies and music and 25 minutes later I was like, “When is this Tim Burton guy coming?” And he was like, “That’s me!” And I was like, “OH….” (Laughs) I had no idea that a director could actually be so cool and I could easily hang out with them, you know?
Winona is set to appear at The Ellen DeGeneres Show next October 05. Be sure to set your DVDr or tune on NBC to see her!
Winona’s last appearance on a talk show was last year, when she attended the Jimmy Fallon show, so it’s always great to see her again!
The premiere of “Frankenweenie” took place last night in Los Angeles, and Winona was in the attendance. She looked beautiful in a two-tone black-and-white silk dress, which she paired with simple black heels and pearl drop earrings. I have over 270 HQ pictures of both red carpet and post party added in our gallery, and you can see the previews below:
Also, here’s some videos from the red carpet:
A promo about a Hungarian Show, Szeretettel Hollywoodból was posted on Youtube a few days ago announced some upcoming interviews, and Winona is among of them.
I’m sorry for not being able to give more information regarding it – since I barely can speak English :shutup: – so if you have any more information about it and are willing to share with us, please, use our comments.
The Hollywood Reporter announced later today that Kate Bosworth is joining Jason Statham and James Franco in Homefront, Millennium Films’ action movie scripted by Sylvester Stallone. Kate Bosworth is known for films including “Superman Returns” and “Remember the Titans,” and is engaged to Michael Polish – which you may remember from Stay Cool.
The project, with Gary Fleder in the director’s chair, follows an ex-DEA agent (Statham) who seeks a peaceful life and moves his family to a quiet town. Tranquility is shattered when he crosses path with a drug traffickers and a meth kingpin named Gator (Franco).
Bosworth will play Gator’s meth-addicted sister, who inadvertently starts the feud when her son, a bully, gets his butt handed to him by Statham’s daughter at school. She turns to Gator, psychotically wanting retribution.
Production is due to begin October 1 in New Orleans.
For a number of years, fans of Tim Burton have had to do so with caveats or footnotes, citing early works as the reason for their dedication. But with “Frankenweenie,” Burton has made a true return to form, a bold declaration that he’s still very much relevant and able to create something artistically sound that will stir the heartstrings as much as it will delight the eye. [A-] – The Playlist
Note from webmaster: Some reviews are popping up already, and at least those I have read has the same opinion mentioned above. For me, as a Tim Burton fan, it’s amazing that finally we can be enthusiastic about his project once again. Specially because it has Winona involved, which makes me happy twice.
I have plans to watch this movie on Theaters, which will be released here in Brazil next November 02nd. You can post your review for us, since the movie it’s being released next October 05.