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Watch the First Look at Alice Through the Looking Glass

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For some reason, Disney has given the sequel to “Alice in Wonderland” a go and now we have the first official trailer for the film titled “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

This new teaser shows Alice traveling back in time to help the Mad Hatter. There are not many details about the plot other than the cast is returning and there is time travel.

Tim Burton, who directed the first film, is a producer, with James Bobin directing this time around. Returning to the cast are Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. Rhys Ifans and Sacha Baron Cohen have also joined for the sequel. Cohen looks to have a particularly important role as the personification of “Time” via  a half-clock, half-human who has the ability to travel back and forth through different time periods with a special skill secreted in a gold-colored chromosphere.

Alice Through the Looking Glass is out May 27, 2016. You can watch the trailer below:

25th Anniversary Blu-ray for Tim Burton’s Batman Revealed

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Warner Bros. has announced plans to release a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s iconic film adaptation of Batman. The Blu-ray edition will release on November 11.

Despite being a 25th Anniversary Edition, the release will have basically the same special features as previous releases. The only difference being an addition titled “Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster.” The feature allows you to discover how the film’s marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

The full press release is below:

To help mark Warner Bros. Entertainment (WBE) and DC Entertainment’s milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ popular Batman character, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, a new Blu-ray™ edition debuting November 11 (at $24.98 SRP) in the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe collector-style packaging. With its state-of-the-art sophisticated and durable design, the new packaging is perfect for those wishing to add this edition to their home libraries. Also included is Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster — a look at the phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight that set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

WBHE and DCE’s year-long celebration, befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero, will boast new products from WBE and DC Entertainment in numerous areas – comics, TV, Interactive Entertainment, Consumer Products and more. There is a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the new Batman: Arkham Knight video game. Various other events are taking place throughout the year.

In addition to releasing Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, WBHE will also feature the highly anticipated release of the 1960s Batman: The Complete Television Series for the first time ever. Other new home entertainment releases include animated films Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

In announcing the Batman 75th anniversary initiative in March, WB Chairman and Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara noted, “Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary. From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

About the Movie

In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched for Warner Bros. one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Batman was the top-grossing movie that year and subsequently became a global phenomenon.

Tim Burton’s vision and Michael Keaton’s performance as the Caped Crusader combine perfectly to capture Gotham City’s sinister atmosphere and Batman’s brooding nature. Jack Nicholson stars in a memorable performance as the maniacal Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist desired by both men. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, Batman won the 1990 Oscar® for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young).

Special Features

Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (NEW) Discover how the film’s phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures

 

Alice in Wonderland Sequel Planned By Disney

Disney recently announced that they have begun planning a sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. The film, which was released in 2010, starred Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. The 3D film went on to earn $1 billion worldwide and scored Oscars for art direction and costume design. Continue reading

Tim Burton to Judge Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Art Competition for 20th Century Fox

Are you anticipating the new Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter big screen adaptation? If so, and you have some ideas for posters of your own, you might just impress Tim Burton enough to win a private midnight screening in your hometown.

20th Century Fox has challenged fans to depict their allegiance to either our 16th President, or the villainous vampires he tried to protect us from. The top five entries will be presented to the famous director, who will then pick the grand-prize winner.

Fans can also vote on submissions or view and share the artwork to help pick the best candidates.

All styles of art are encouraged including cartoon, photo, paint, sculpture, graphic design, etc. Whether your submission is real or imagined they leave the interpretations up to you, the artist.

CONTEST RULES

  • Submit your own pro-patriot or pro-vampire artwork to the gallery at www.Facebook.com/Vampirehunter
  • All Submissions due by May 12, 2012
  • Popular vote will decide the top five finalists
  • The winning finalists will be selected by Tim Burton
  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive a private midnight screening
  • Four runner-ups will receive a Tim Burton signed movie poster

New Trailer Released For Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The new trailer, which originally debut at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, has finally made its way online. The film, based on the novel of same name written by Seth Grahame-Smith, follows our 16th president and the truth about the life he lived… as a vampire hunting bad-ass.

The film adaptation is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov produced by him and Tim Burton. In the film, President Lincoln’s mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

The cast of the film includes:

  • Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln’s wife.
  • Rufus Sewell as Adam, the lead vampire villain.
  • Jimmi Simpson as Josh Speed, Lincoln’s friend and assistant.
  • Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Lincoln’s mentor in vampire hunting.
  • Anthony Mackie as William Johnson, Lincoln’s valet and friend.
  • Robin McLeavy as Nancy Lincoln, Lincoln’s mother.
  • Alan Tudyk as Stephen A. Douglas, an American politician from Illinois.
  • Marton Csokas
  • Cameron M. Brown as Willie Lincoln, Abraham and Mary’s son

You can watch the new trailer below and the film is set to hit theaters June 22.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Viral Marketing

So the marketing department has fired off a few viral things of their own for the upcoming film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I’m sure the 16th president wasn’t much of a social gamer on Facebook, or much into online ciphers with GPS caching scavenger hunts. What was more within his reach however were parcels delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

Bound in rope and wrapped in really good stock paper, various websites like Coming Soon and Crave Online received packages containing what seems to be a preserved journal from what we can presume at this point is the late former president of the United States. At least that’s what we hope, and that Lincoln doesn’t stalk the night, living in the hollowed out statue of himself. Included with the monogrammed leather bound journal was a photo of Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Todd Lincoln, and a silver bullet USB drive; possibly made with steampunk technology, everything is powered by steam! When I first saw these images, my immediate reaction was to go, “Who’s Al?” and be annoying about it. It’s got to be a good life when marketing peeps send you free swag like that.

On this stylish USB drive; manufactured in the past but popularized in the coming future where everyone will want one; contains a featurette for the upcoming movie. So it’s a trailer with interspersed commentary from the production crew.

The one thing that really caught my attention was when director Timur Bekmambetov explains that Lincoln was the Batman of his time. I didn’t think of that until now. It all makes sense. Lincoln has a parent he loved dearly, die before his eyes. Check. Lincoln knows that this is a direct result of underworldly elements that believe themselves to be above the law; and humanity. Check. Goes over the edge with control issues by training himself physically and mentally to be the best. Check. Finds specialists to teach him how to be better at it. Check! Vows to rid the world of anymore suffering due to the element that killed his parent. Check! Iconic costume and trappings that everyone can immediately identify. Stovepipe hat on. Axe sharpened. Double check! The white house even has a secret underground bunker, just like the Bat Cave!

The portion then that annoys me is how Tim Burton, producer of this film can say, “It’s an amazing story. I just felt like it’s something I haven’t seen before.” When in fact he has, having directed The Dark Knight himself.

It all ends with the cute joke, “Are you a Patriot or a Vampire?” encouraging viewers to go to the movie’s official Facebook page.  Which reminds me a lot of “You’re either with us, or against us.” No, not said by a unreasonable bully with psychological problems or control issues, but by a former President of the United States of America.

The featurette actually looked better than the official movie trailer itself. I was actually amped watching this and can’t wait to finish reading the book; half-way through right now.

The film is set for release by Twentieth Century Fox on June 22nd, based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith.

You can go to Coming Soon and look at images of their official Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter propaganda here.

Check out the new featurette below.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer Enslaves My Imagination

What seemed to have started as a novelty novel series, has turned into a new well for Hollywood to dip it’s quill into. Twentieth Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter! The film is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s book by the same name. Continue reading

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children?

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Tim Burton is a master of twisted tales and he might be bringing another one to the big screen if he gets a chance to develop Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which features children that are slightly more than ‘peculiar.’

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