Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Running Time for "Sweeney Todd"?...

The Washington Post has stated that Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be roughly 160 minutes in length. The running time suggested by the article contrasts with a supposed claim made by Stephen Sondheim that the film was about an hour and forty-five minutes long. But it is not uncommon for film adaptations of staged musicals to be fairly longer than the average movie. If the article is accurate, Sweeney Todd will be Burton's longest film to date. Others, who attended the pre-screening, said it was just under two hours. With so many ideas on the duration of the film, we may have to wait it out to learn how long Burton's next project is for certain...

An "Unusual" Shed for the Family

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter are planning on having an $18,000 hut built in the garden of their London home, reports. The couple hopes that the shed will provide more play space for their son, Billy Ray Burton, and their upcoming baby, due to be born this December. The hut, set on cast-wheels, will be of an "unusual design" (perhaps something in the vein of the Burton aesthetic?)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

2nd "Sweeney Todd" Trailer and Album Art for Soundtrack!

A second trailer for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is now available to see online (you need Quicktime to view it). Also, the cover artwork for the soundtrack to the musical film has been released. The soundtrack will be available to buy in the United States on December 18th, 2007.

Monday, October 08, 2007

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" Returns to 3D

The official website for the 3D theatrical version has stated that the stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas will be re-released in U.S. theaters on Friday, October 19th, 2007. There is also word that Tim Burton's stop-motion animated short, Vincent, will play before the feature, although news of this has not been mentioned for a few months.