Thursday, August 31, 2006

Marilyn Manson and other artists to cover Nightmare

The latest news about the upcoming rerelease of The Nightmare Before Christmas is that there will also be a new double CD soundtrack in stores. One disc will features Elfman's original music while the other will have covers of the songs by artists (and Nightmare fans) such as Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple and Panic! at the Disco. This sounds like it could be either genius or completely awful. The CD will be released October 24 and you can read more about it here.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Jim Broadbent to join cast of Sweeney Todd?

The latest rumour about Sweeney Todd is that Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent, who was to star in the new movie version of Hairspray, will now appear in Burton's musical instead. Curiously, Broadbent will be replaced in Hairspray by Burton regular Christopher Walken. Read more about this story here.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Happy birthday, Tim!

Just to remind everyone that Tim Burton turns 48 today! Post your birthday wishes here, and your plans for the day (movie marathons, etc.)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Depp is Sweeney Todd

This is just an update on our last story for those who haven't heard already - Johnny Depp has been officially confirmed as playing the lead in Sweeney Todd. So post your thoughts on Burton and Depp collaborating yet again.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Depp to take singing lessons for Sweeney Todd?

The latest news about Sweeney Todd is that Johnny Depp, still the favourite for the lead role, will reportedly have to take a singing test in order to get the approval from composer Stephen Sondheim. If Depp wins the role, it'll be his sixth collaboration with Burton. You can read more on this story here.