Tim Burton’s weird version of Alice in Wonderland made a ton of money for some reason. I’m not sure why. It did. I caught it when I was visiting my parents off their cable system. It was weird and freaky, with Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp being odd. You know. Standard Tim Burton movie.
Anyway, there’s a sequel that Burton didn’t direct coming soon. Trailer after the cut.
Remember when Mel Brooks decided to take some of his old comedies and turn them into Broadway musicals? It worked out pretty well for the guy. Well, Disney decided somewhere along the line that what they really needed to do is take some of its classic animated films and turn them into live action movies. So, we got a live action Cinderella, that Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland…thing, and the villain’s side of Sleeping Beauty with Maleficent. But that may be kid’s stuff compared to the next one, namely The Jungle Book, where most of the cast is a bunch of talking animals and one kid.
See the trailer after the cut. I am not sure if it is even remotely faithful to Rudyard Kipling’s original, but Kipling was clearly not thinking far enough ahead in terms of special effects advancement in the motion picture era. I mean, really. Where else were we going to get Bill Murray as Baloo the bear?
A report from iHorror says that filming for Beetlejuice 2 is set for later this year.
Look, I know the original Beetlejuice was a popular movie when it came out, and there’s been talk of a sequel off and on since then. There was even a title floating around, I believe, known as Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. And a certain Ghost with the Most would probably lend itself to more stories if anyone really wanted to…but why now? It’s been a couple decades, and even with supposed interest from Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder, this sounds a lot like rounding up the surviving members of the Animal House cast and doing another one of them…
Before I started writing endless Secret Wars posts for Gabbing Geek, I used to work on and write for a site called the Hollywood Stock Brokerage & Resource (HSBR, no “&”, I don’t care what you say). It was a (the best) Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) fansite. While the site has unfortunately closed it’s doors, I still interact with most of the group on a daily basis. Gabbing Geek founding member Ryan “don’t call me hose311” Garcia was also a contributor to HSBR and foolishly recruited me here.
In recently rambling writing about Superman: Earth One, I mentioned that around the turn of the new millennium I wrote an article that Rising Stars by Earth One writer J. Michael Straczynski would make a great movie. While I pulled that observation out of the Impossible memory vaults, I wondered what else I had written in said article, and if any of them had come to pass.
So let’s hop in the Delorean, look into the Pensieve, travel naked back in time courtesy of Skynet and revisit and update that post.