Monday, July 2, 2012
Frankenweenie (2012) is an upcoming 3D black-and-white stop motion-animated film, directed by Tim Burton, and it is a remake of the Burton's 1984 short film of the same name. The screenplay was written by Burton's long time collaborator, John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride). The film will be the first stop-motion film to be released in IMAX 3D.
The voice cast includes Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, and Martin Short. Just like in the 1984 version, it is a parody of and a homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's book of the same name. In the film, young Victor (voiced by Charlie Tahan) conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.