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Tim Burton reunites with his Ed Wood screenwriters for The Addams Family and Big Eyes

08.20.2010

Deadline is reporting that eccentric filmmaker Tim Burton (ALICE IN WONDERLAND, SWEENEY TODD) is re-teaming with his ED WOOD screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for a pair of upcoming projects: THE ADDAMS FAMILY and BIG EYES.

We first heard about Burton's involvement with THE ADDAMS FAMILY back in March. There it was revealed that the film would be a stop-motion animated adaptation of the Charles Addams drawings first featured in The New Yorker in the late 1930s. Alexander and Karaszewski had this to say to Deadline: "We want the tone to be as darkly funny and subversive as the Addams drawings, and we've come up with an approach that nobody has ever done before."

Meanwhile, Burton will produce BIG EYES, a fact-based drama Alexander and Karaszewski wrote as a directorial vehicle for themselves. The story is about artist Margaret Keane and "her struggle to get credit for the line of paintings of big-eyed children that became wildly popular in the 60s."

Burton's next film will be FRANKENWEENIE, a feature-length version of his own short film made back in 1984.
Extra Tidbit: Johnny Depp is godfather to Burton's son Billy Ray.
Source: Deadline

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2:34PM on 08/21/2010
great!
great!
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11:15AM on 08/21/2010
Maybe they could make Pugsley and Grandma funny this time around.
Maybe they could make Pugsley and Grandma funny this time around.
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5:03PM on 08/20/2010
I guess it's only a matter of time before we're all shocked by the announcement that Danny Elfman will be trotting out That Same Tired Old Fucking Score he brings to every Burton / Elfman collaboration.
I guess it's only a matter of time before we're all shocked by the announcement that Danny Elfman will be trotting out That Same Tired Old Fucking Score he brings to every Burton / Elfman collaboration.
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4:39PM on 08/20/2010
I am so sick of the mass produced films featuring the "unique" vision of Tim Burton even though they are all the same.
I am so sick of the mass produced films featuring the "unique" vision of Tim Burton even though they are all the same.
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11:30AM on 08/20/2010
Extra Extra Tidbit: Every time I see the original Addams toon, I am reminded just how perfect Raul Julia was for Gomez. No offense to the great, John Astin . . .
Extra Extra Tidbit: Every time I see the original Addams toon, I am reminded just how perfect Raul Julia was for Gomez. No offense to the great, John Astin . . .
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11:28AM on 08/20/2010
Do they have the guts to do Addams in black & white? No. Still, its stop-motion. And Burton's only producing, right? Interesting premise for Big Eyes. If it were the Coens doing it, we'd be all over it.
Do they have the guts to do Addams in black & white? No. Still, its stop-motion. And Burton's only producing, right? Interesting premise for Big Eyes. If it were the Coens doing it, we'd be all over it.
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10:36AM on 08/20/2010
The only 2 people Id want do an Addams Family movie, del Toro and Burton. And there are way too many things I want to see del Toro doing, Hellboy 3 the biggest one
The only 2 people Id want do an Addams Family movie, del Toro and Burton. And there are way too many things I want to see del Toro doing, Hellboy 3 the biggest one
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9:47AM on 08/20/2010
Nice to see Burton and the good ship HMS Predictable keep steaming along.
Nice to see Burton and the good ship HMS Predictable keep steaming along.
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6:49AM on 08/20/2010
Gee I hope it's whimsical.
Gee I hope it's whimsical.
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5:37AM on 08/21/2010
I like Burton but this still made me laugh.
I like Burton but this still made me laugh.
6:22AM on 08/20/2010

Ed Wood

The Batman movies and Ed Wood are my favourite Burton movies. Hopefully this is a return to the old form.
The Batman movies and Ed Wood are my favourite Burton movies. Hopefully this is a return to the old form.
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