London Film Festival organizers say this year’s event will open in October with Tim Burton’s canine monster movie “Frankenweenie.” The animated black-and-white tale of a boy’s attempts to bring his beloved dead dog back to life will have its European premiere at the festival on Oct. 10.
It will have a red-carpet gala premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square and will be screened simultaneously at 30 theaters across Britain.
The film is a feature-length expansion of Burton’s 1984 live-action short of the same name. Festival chief Clare Stewart said Thursday that Burton’s “funny, dark and whimsical” tale “playfully turns the Frankenstein story on its bolted-on head.”
The 56th London Film Festival runs Oct. 10-21. The full lineup will be announced next month.
With just over a month to go before the stop-motion film hits theaters, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie has debuted two new TV spots. Check them both out in the players below!
Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on October 5, the movie features the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.
So TIFF announced their schedule for this year’s festival. Check it:
The Iceman – Special Presentation
Monday September 10 – Princess of Wales – 10:00 PM
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To get festival tickets, go here. It was told that Winona may be attending it, so keep checking!
The Hollywood Reporter bring us some very exciting news!
Winona is in talks to star with James Franco and Jason Statham an action movie written by Silvester Stallone.
Winona Ryder is in negotiations to join Jason Statham and James Franco in Homefront, Millennium’s action movie scripted by Sylvester Stallone. Kid actor Izabela Vidovic is also boarding the production, which is expected to get underway Sept. 24 in New Orleans with Gary Fleder directing.
The project, based on a book by Chuck Logan, centers on a an ex-DEA agent (Statham) who moves to a small town in the hope of a quiet life but runs afoul of a villainous meth kingpin named Gator (Franco). Ryder will play a former biker chick partnered with Franco. Vidovic is playing Statham’s daughter.
Stallone is producing with Kevin King Templeton and Rene Besson. Avi Lerner and Trevor Short executive produce.
Walt Disney Pictures announced today “Frankenweenie Unleashed!”, a tie-in 14-track compilation with score by Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Danny Elfman, to be available on September 25, 2012. The latest track is Praise Be New Holland, performed by Winona. Check the full tracks, via ShockTillYouDrop:
Frankenweenie releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.
As previously announced, “The Iceman” was also picked for Venice Festival. The line up was announced today.
ARIEL VROMEN – THE ICEMAN
Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, James Franco
The festival is held 29th August > 8th September 2012