The first trailer has arrived for Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo which blends a Greatest Showman style circus tale with the directorial stylings of Tim Burton. Based on a storyline written by Helen Aberson. The film stars Collin Farrell, MIchael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin.
This live-action film reworks the tale of the bullied elephant with big ears. Farrier (Farrell) is a former horse showman and war veteran who’s taking care of his two kids after his wife passed away. Their world changes after circus owner Max (DeVito who seems to have kept his costume from Big Fish) buys a pregnant elephant who gives birth to Dumbo with his giant ears.
From The Jungle Book to Beauty and the Beast to Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Aladdin project, Disney is ransacking their extensive back catalogue for any beloved cartoon that they can drag into the three-dimensional world. Next up is Dumbo, the heart-warming tale of an ostracized elephant who finds that his oversized ears allow him to reach for the skies. At D23 we learned who was behind the project, and got our first glimpse at what the production could look like. (more…)
It is, unfortunately, awfully difficult to revisit Tim Burton’s Batman with an impartial eye in the wake of Christopher Nolan’s genre-defining Dark Knight trilogy and now, of course, Affleck’s Batman. However, you don’t get Nolan’s Batman – heck, the very idea of Batman, his modern age personification, might never have been realized had it not been for 1989 Batman. Despite Frank Miller’s The Dark Night Returns and other defining Batman comics of the time, for most children of the 80’s, and for fans of yesteryear, their idea of Batman was predominately localized to Batman 66 reruns and Hannna Barbera’s Superfriends. Burton’s Batman came along and forever changed the identity of the caped crusader. Burton effectively echoed the visual style of the original Bob Kane comics while conjuring up a Gothic world of his own. His vision for Gotham and its ranged cast of characters is impeccable. It set the standards for Batman and modern comic book films.
Batman 1989 holds a very special place for many a Bat-stalgic heart, and to it, are open wallets. While there is a treasure trove of goods, old and new, commemorating the landmark superhero film, consider what the fine folks at NECA Toys are offering. For one of the biggest superheroes of all time, NECA decided to go, well, big. (more…)
Tim Burton has delighted audiences for years with his imaginative style of movie making. His Batman movies Kicked off a franchise that drastically went downhill after his departure. While his movies tend toward a darker side, there’s always a hint of mirth that lightens the seriousness of the situations Burton’s characters find themselves in. Now his latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children finds the answer to many fans questions about what Burton’s version of the X-Men might have looked like back in the 90’s. Check out this latest trailer and see for yourself. (more…)
You would be forgiven for thinking that Beetlejuice 2 is a done deal and must be somewhere near a finished product. Since 2012 there has been talk all over the internet about a return for Beetlejuice. Simply searching for “Beetlejuice 2″ brings up a litany of results. They include convincing posters for the movie, quotes from Winona Ryder and Tim Burton stating that the film is going ahead and even an IMDB page with the two main cast members confirmed.
There is now official news on the movie! Twenty-eight years after the release of the first Beetlejuice film, Tim Burton has updated fans on what is actually happening with Beetlejuice 2. Unfortunately it is not good news for fans of the ghost with the most…
In 2015, Zach Neil and Brian Link opened a bar in New York based on the filmography of Will Ferrell. From day one, ‘Stay Classy New York‘ was a quirky place that, many may assume, would come to depend on its Tuesday free pizza parties and Sunday boozy brunches to keep a continuous crowd coming in after the novetly wore off. But the Friday night Anchorman parties and the Smelly Pirate Hooker cocktail have proved quite consistently popular. (more…)
The latest trailer for Johnny Depp‘s return to the land of wonder in Alice Through the Looking Glass took a Guardians of the Galaxy musical cue and set the whole thing to Pink‘s incredible take on Airplane‘s classically trippy song, Go Ask Alice. The new trailer first made its debut during a Facebook Live chat with director James Bobin and Johnny Depp. Check it out after the jump. (more…)
Time travel. Kids with superpowers. Gothic setting. Franchise potential. Based on a best-selling book. Is there a box that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children doesn’t check? The movie based on the 2011 New York Times best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs – his first book by the way – will be released later this year as a big budget movie with an all-star cast, and now we’re getting our fist look at the film in a new trailer. We here at Nerd Bastards listed the film as one of the 10 Non-Comic, Non-Sequel, Original Films Worthy Of Your Time In 2016, so does this trailer live up to our expectations? (more…)
It’s been almost 30 years, but every now and then we still get some news about a Beetlejuice sequel still being in the mix. Like the titular bio-exorcist, no matter how many time you think you’re rid of this idea that they’re still going to crank Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian or something, almost three decades after the fact, it still comes back up in rumor control. So here we are again, and no less than Tim Burton is fanning these flames with the promise that Beetlejuice might still happen, and that two key figures are still up for a comeback. (more…)
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Fans of Tim Burton‘s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland should be chortling in their joy at all the news coming about the sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass. Based off of Lewis Carroll‘s Through the Looking-Glass, which was itself a sequel to his earlier Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass promises to deliver even more madcap antics and zany characters than its predecessor. Returning for more adventures in Wonderland are Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Alan Rickman, in what would prove to be his final role. Watch now below as Walt Disney Pictures has just released a new TV spot for the film!