Tim Burton to Direct Amy Adams/Christoph Waltz in "Big Eyes"

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/tim...hing-brush-strokes-on-deal-for-painting-saga/
    Great leads + story that sounds like HUGE departure from Burton's recent work???...
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  2. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    This sounds too good to be true. I bet Waltz and Adams drop out and Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter take their places. :o
     
  3. Sawyer High King

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    I think at a certain point, Depp and HBC have to be like "Tim... it's okay. You can see other people. It's not cheating."
     
  4. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    There's more than two roles in this film i'm sure, there is still room for them :o
     
  5. Sawyer High King

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    Even if there is room for them, Waltz and Adams pretty clearly seem to be the leads.
     
  6. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Didn't dispute that...
     
  7. mongoose-mania Gentleman

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    I'm very excited about this. The project has been around for a while, and Burton was originally signed on as producer, but I'm glad to see he'll be directing. He's at his best when he makes smaller, character-driven movies.
     
  8. kvz5 HBIC

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    Burton, Christoph, and Amy?! Wow.... :bow:
     
  9. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Wow this sounds awesome, I hope nothing changes and this happens exactly as stated above. This might be the film to bring Burton back to his Big Fish styled way of making films, and get him away from the franchises.
     
  10. dude stannis Registered

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    Cool. It'll be interesting to see him do a small story again.
     
  11. Octoberist point blank

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    What a great cast.

    Nothing against Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds, but this is an improvement. Which is sad to see Reese and Ryan becoming stagnant in their careers. They need to pull a Matthee McConenghy to reboot their careers; they're not old!
     
  12. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    Well didn't Reese have another kid not too long ago? That's why she hasn't been around lately. As for Reynolds, Green Lantern didn't do him any favors. :o
     
  13. HBarnill Registered

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    Witherspoon is an untalented celebrity who wishes she was as good as Adams. In fact, she's working on a romantic comedy right now. She's done for.
     
  14. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Good news. Burton casting completely different leads will automatically make this movie better than any other he's made since Big Fish.:up:
     
  15. nite-owl Registered

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    Finally a Tim Burton project that I can look forward to.
     
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    Waiting for the inevitable "Adams, Waltz out, Depp, Bonham-Carter in" press release.
     
  17. DACrowe Registered

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    Well, Sweeney Todd is a masterpiece.

    Still, I agree. The plot alone sounds closer to Big Fish and Ed Wood. And given three out of Burton's last four films? That is good news.
     
  18. kvz5 HBIC

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    It's so gonna happen. :oldrazz:

    On a serious note, I'm very excited with this.
     
  19. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Witherspoon is actually very talented with the right project, the woman didn't win an oscar for nothing.
     
  20. Bowie Registered

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    Her co-star in the film she won for was more deserving.

    That said, she's definitely no hack. Just needs a new agent, I think.
     
  21. Bim Registered

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    Solid leads and the story is appealing to me. Definitely looking forward to this one :woot:
     
  22. Homer J. Fong Not a golem

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    I like Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, I'll defend them (to a point - they're not great, but they're not junk either), and I'm the one person who doesn't complain that he keeps working with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter - but I am really excited to hear about a Burton project that isn't a beloved property or franchise. This sounds great - strange, yet more grounded than usual for him. It sounds both right for him and out of his wheelhouse. Plus, Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, and the writers of Ed Wood? Can't wait.
     
  23. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    I'm gonna go ahead and disagree 100%.
     
  24. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    How on earth did I miss this announcement??!! :wow:

    Consider me super excited for this one...

    - Burton
    - Adams
    - Waltz
    - The writers of Ed Wood (Arguguably one of Tim's best movies?)

    Sounds amazing. Just cast Michelle Pfeiffer in a supporting role again Burton and there will be nobody more excited for this project than me.
     
    #24 Pfeiffer-Pfan, Apr 7, 2013
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    Excellent to have 'Waltz to the death' :oldrazz: in this movie. One of my favourite actors. I like Burton. Add Adams into that mix and this is unmissable.

    I'd definitely like to see her pop up in another Burton flick.
     

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