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Artist Andrew Tarusov has taken Disney’s iconic characters and reimagined them with Tim Burton‘s gothic aesthetic. Tim Burton’s Disney What would Disney princesses look like in the world of Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas or Pinocchio in Frankenweenie or Bambi in Corpse Bride? That’s what Tarusov was asking himself when he got to work on his […]
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- Chelsea Regan
Tim Burton and Disney have a long-standing relationship. He was, after all, notoriously fired by Disney while making the 1984 black & white short Frankenweenie, which would later become a feature-length Stop-Motion adventure for the studio. Before that, he worked as an uncredited animator on the 1981 classic The Fox and the Hound and the live-action 1982 sci-fi cult classic Tron. He has since reunited with the studio to direct the live-action blockbuster smash hit Alice in Wonderland in 2010. And in 2018, he will bestow the world with his live-action/CGI adaptation of Dumbo. But now, one enterprising artist as set out to discover what 10 classic Disney animated movies may have looked like with Tim Burton steering the wheel.
Andrew Tarusov, an artist and animator from Moscow, has designed a special set of movie posters. These ten images even include Dumbo as they set out to reimagine and recreate some of the greatest animated movies of all time. »
Despite being attached to a remake of Fantastic Voyage and still having hopes of resurrecting Pacific Rim 2, Guillermo del Toro has added another project to his slate, with Deadline revealing that he’s set to develop and potentially direct an adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! pic.twitter.com/yu31FkCz4K
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 14, 2016
Del Toro is said to be a huge fan of the book trilogy, which is witten by Alvin Schwartz with illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The first volume was published in 1981, and was followed by two sequels in 1984 and 1991.
- Gary Collinson
Generations of readers have been spooked by Stephen Gammell's illustrations and haunted by Alvin Schwartz's words from the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy, and now Guillermo del Toro is looking to bring these timeless tales to life on the big screen.
Del Toro shared word of the adaptation on Twitter, writing, "I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!" Proving his love of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books, the tweet is accompanied by a photo of del Toro with framed drawings by Gammell (see below).
While the full extent of del Toro's involvement with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation has not been revealed, The Hollywood Reporter mentions that he could end up in the director's chair for the project.
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- Derek Anderson
An adaption of the scariest reading experience of your childhood is getting closer to the big screen. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has been in development for a couple of years now. Recently, screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Frankenweenie) was brought on board to write a version of the script and that script has now caught the attention of Hellboy/Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro who has boarded the project as producer and director.
The book of scary short stories is most notable for the illustrations by Stephen Gammell which got the book banned from many libraries across the Us. Luckily, here in Canada, we didn't have that trouble and the book quickly became a fascination of mine.
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The honor has been given in recognition of his humanitarian efforts, civic service and his role in fostering a community of writers. August will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Feb. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
“John is the writer we’d all want to be: wildly intelligent, deeply practical, effortlessly inventive, and generous to a fault,” said WGA West President Howard A. Rodman.
“Whether he’s creating apps, campaigning for marriage equality, mentoring younger writers, podcasting with Craig Mazin, sitting on our Negotiating Committee, or constructing a school in Malawi, John has made service to the larger community a part of his second nature. Protip: when you find yourself in difficult straits, ask yourself ‘What would John August do? »
- Dave McNary
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