Alice in Wonderland , Frankenweenie and Tim.

Tim Burton — who is currently finishing his work on the movie musical "Sweeney Todd" — has signed with Disney to direct three-dimensional versions of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Frankenweenie", according to reports.

Walt Disney Studios signed on with the director for the two-film deal. Production on "Alice" is slated to start in January 2008 with a scheduled completion in May. Richard Zanuck, Joe Roth with Suzanne and Jennifer Todd produce.

Burton's new take on the Lewis Carroll classic will combine the worlds of live-action and the performance-capture animation used in films like "Beowulf" and "The Polar Express." Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) pens the new script.

The director will then revisit his previous short film "Frankenweenie" — centering on a young boy's re-animation of his dead dog — for a full-length feature. This film will use stop-motion animation (as seen in Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Corpse Bride").

Both movies will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D. Burton's "Nightmare" has already been shown in that format. The deal reunites the one-time animator (who worked on "Fox and the Hound") with his former employer.

"Sweeney Todd" hits theatres nationwide Dec. 21. Johnny Depp stars in the lead with Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and more in the cast.

Info taken from Playbill.com


Personal Note from Reavel about this movie issue:

I couldn't believe this when I found this news. Tim Burton making Alice in Wonderland... that will be awesome. Now the only thing that worries me is the 3-D issue. I just hope the 3-D thing don't get the movie busted. Don't think Tim will let that happen, but we never know. Still it is like a dream since Tim haves this spectacular ideas for this kind of films. I know this will be a little tense on the media and for him cause people and the fans of both Alice and Tim will wait just THE BEST to come out of this. Hope Disney doesn't put too much only the money. Haha! Well they know Tim work so hope they don't get on the way.

Now for the Frankenweenie movie I am happy cause that is one of the oldest projects of Tim and now he haves the opportunity of making a full length movie that is just amazing. Oh! and don't forget it will be done on the Nightmare before Christmas style so that makes it more interesting to watch and check out. Hmm!! Next year is full of movie surprises for what I see. Looking forward to next year.

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