Tim Burton To Collaborate With Seth Grahame-Smith On A New Stop-Motion Film: ‘Night Of The Living Dead’
We all know Tim Burton has his list of go-to people every time he decides to spearhead a new Hollywood project. Recently, it appears as though Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has been added to that list of VIPs. (Or redundancy. Whatever you’d like to call it.)
In the past year, Grahame-Smith has written the screenplay for Dark Shadows, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, both of which were collaborations with Burton. He may be writing a sequel for Burton’s Beetlejuice, according to various rumors.
Apparently the next joint project is a stop-motion animation called Night of the Living. Grahame-Smith let this slip in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
Night of the Living is an idea I have had around for years that I’m doing with Tim Burton. When we were shooting Dark Shadows last year I worked up the nerve to tell Tim about it because I always thought it would make a good movie. When I saw what he had done with Frankweenie and Corpse Bride, it always struck me as a great idea for that form. I’m writing it at Warner’s Bros. for him (as a stop-motion monster movie).
We don’t have much else beyond that. Could be interesting, though, given what we’re used to getting from Burton films.
We actually haven’t seen any of the films on which they’ve worked together just yet, so perhaps judgment shall be reserved until Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter are released. This could be a good pairing… but, y’know, there’s no doubt that Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter work well with Burton. It just gets redundant.