Tim Burton Talks BEETLEJUICE 2 and BIG EYES

     May 4, 2012

tim-burton-beetlejuice-2-sequel-slice

Doing early press for the black and white, stop-motion animated 3D film Frankenweenie, due out on October 5th, questions for director Tim Burton naturally turned to what he might decide to focus on next.  While we will post that portion of the interview on May 9th, I can say that the nearly 30 minutes of footage that we saw was as adorable, twisted and witty as you would expect, and I can’t wait to see the full-length feature.

When asked about whether or not he’s started to think about what his next film will be, Burton said that he’s going to take a break because he thinks it’s embarrassing that he has three movies coming out this year.  He also talked about the fact that Seth Grahame-Smith is working on writing Beetlejuice 2, and that he might be interested in getting involved depending on what he thinks of the script, and that Big Eyes is in the works, but that you never know what will be ready to go next.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

tim-burton-beetlejuice-2-sequelQuestion: This is a very busy time for you, with two movies coming out this year that you directed (Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie) and one that you produced (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter).  Have you started to look forward yet?

Tim Burton:  No.  I think I should [take a break].

Will you have any involvement on Beetlejuice 2?

Burton:  Seth [Grahame-Smith] is writing something.  I just told him, because it was something where I liked the character, he’d probably have a better response.  He has ideas about it, so I just wanted to let him respond to it and see what he comes up with.

Is that something you’d be interested in doing, if you like what he comes up with?

tim-burton-beetlejuice-2-sequelBurton:  If it was interesting.  Although, I don’t know if I would ever know a good script if it bit me in the face.  But, I know what I like, so we’ll see.

There was a rumor about you possibly doing a Pinocchio movie with Robert Downey, Jr.  Is that just a rumor?

Burton:  I’m very busy, aren’t I?  It’s kind of embarrassing that I have three movies [this year].  I’m sick of me, already.  We’ll let these come out, and then I’ll go away and you guys can deal with other people.

Is Big Eyes going to happen?

Burton:  Oh, I don’t know.  There are a lot of projects in the works.  But, when some things are 10 years in the making, you’re not quite sure when it’s happening.

beetlejuice-2-sequel-tim-burton

Around The Web

Latest News

NOSFERATU Remake in the Works with THE WITCH Director Robert Eggers

Eggers took home the Best Director prize at Sundance for scaring the hell out of everyone there.

Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon in BOURNE 5

Production is expected to begin later this summer. 'Bourne 5' opens on July 29, 2016.

VACATION Review

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein’s reboot is a trip worth taking.

Bryan Cranston Is a Blacklisted Screenwriter in New TRUMBO Images

Helen Mirren and Diane Lane also star in the drama about the man who won two Oscars under a pseudonym.

THE NIGHT BEFORE Red-Band Trailer: Seth Rogen Celebrates NSFW Christmas

Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, and Michael Shannon also star in Jonathan Levine's new comedy.

New SICARIO Trailer Ratchets Up the Tension

'Sicario' will make its U.S./North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2015.

Jeff Nichols’ Sci-Fi Film MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Pushed to 2016

Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Adam Driver lead the original story, which was initially set for release this November.

First Images for Charlie Kaufman’s ANOMALISA and DEMOLITION Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Kaufman makes his stop-motion animation debut, while Gyllenhaal fronts an intense drama from the director of 'Dallas Buyers Club'.

TIFF 2015 Lineup Includes THE MARTIAN, SICARIO, THE DANISH GIRL, and More

Ridley Scott's sci-fi film will world premiere in Toronto along with a new documentary from Michael Moore, the Bryan Cranston-fronted 'Trumbo', and more.

Tig Notaro, Eugene Mirman Lead FUN FUN FUN FEST Lineup

The Austin, TX festival kicks off in November.

Page 1 of 4,06312345...102030...Last »