“The Iceman” Updates

According to director (and producer) Ariel Vromen, they had a test screening on the movie and it will just need a month to have the movie finished. He also announced the “The Iceman” got officially selected to both Venice film festival and Toronto Film Festival.

Sumatra Film official page has already a link to what may be an upcoming test scene/trailer for the movie. It’s directing us to a 404 page, but it worth checking it on weekly basis for some trailer news.

“The Letter” DVD Release Date

The Letter will be released on DVD next September 25th.

Martine Jamison (Winona Ryder) is a NY theatre director beginning rehearsals for a new play starring her boyfriend opposite a young beauty. As rehearsals continue, Martine has periods of disorientation that quickly deteriorate into vivid hallucinations as she becomes convinced Raymond is trying to poison her. As Martine’s mental state devolves, she begins to rewrite her play…and art and life become inseparable.

Source via Steviebow.

“Frankenweenie” Comic-Con Panel

The Disney panel it still going, but Frankenweenie was just presented. While following it through Twitter I was able to catch a few parts of the panel:

@empiremagazine: ’50s style narration and music for Frankenweenie promo. Good stuff…
@empiremagazine: Burton on the original Frankenweenie. “I was a very bad animator. So they gave me a short. I had to learn to talk to actors.”
@empiremagazine: Amazing Frankenweenie clip, featuring a lecture on lightning from a nutjob science teacher. We’re loving the feel of this thing – Chris

Let’s hope the clip can surface soon.

Comic-Con 2012: Thursday Schedule

While checking the official Comic-Con website I saw the official schedule for this year, and Frankenweenie will have it’s panel on Thursday, July 12.

2:05-3:05 Walt Disney Studios: Frankenweenie, Oz The Great and Powerful, and Wreck-it Ralph— Walt Disney Studios hosts a Q&A panel featuring the imaginative director of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland); a special look at the world of Oz The Great and Powerful with director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy); and the illustrious voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, including John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) and Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), and director Rich Moore (Futurama). Hall H

As you can see, no word if Winona will attend it.

Frankenweenie to Open Fantastic Fest

The annual Austin, Texas-based genre film festival Fantastic Fest announced this morning that Tim Burton’s stop motion-animated Frankenweenie will kick things off on September 20 as the opening night premiere. The 2012 festival will run from September 20 to 27 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin.

Frankenweenie opens on October 5 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters.

You can read the full press release below:

Fantastic Fest is excited to announce Walt Disney Pictures’ Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 as the opening night film for the 2012 festival, happening September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

“Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema. To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general,” said Fantastic Fest Co-founder & Creative Director Tim League.

From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming 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 stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. Frankenweenie releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.

Second trailer for “Frankeweenie” is released!

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming 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.

Frankenweenie hits theaters on October 5th, 2012.

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