Are you heading to Fantastic Fest this year? If you are you may have a shot at seeing Tim Burton’s next film Frankenweenie!
The festival will run from September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Frankenweenie will open the fest on the 20th.
Scroll down to see still from Frankenweenie as well as the Mondo poster for Fantastic Fest.
From the press release:
From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. Frankenweenie releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.
For further information on Frankenweenie go to http://disney.com/frankenweenie/.
Look for more programming announcements for Fantastic Fest in the weeks ahead.
I’ve been down on Burton lately, but that’s because his recent films haven’t really been all that great. I’m hoping Frankenweenie is a return to form for him.
SOURCE: Fantastic Fest