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John August to Write "Frankenweenie" and "Preacher"

Posted: January 22nd, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
John August to Write "Frankenweenie" and "Preacher"Submit Comment
John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) is set to write "Frankenweenie" for Tim Burton and Disney after first tackling the comic book adaptation "Preacher" for Sam Mendes and Columbia.

"Frankenweenie" is based on a comedic horror short that Burton made in 1984 while a film school student. The story tells of a man who brings his dog back to life after it is killed by a car.

While the original "Frankenweenie" was a live-action project, the new one will be made using stop-motion animation and be in 3-D. Like the original, the feature version is to be shot in black & white. Burton is producing, and many of the animation artists and crew from the director's "Corpse Bride" will be involved, with the studio aiming for a 2011 release.

"Preacher" is based on the popular 1990s DC/Vertigo series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. It tells the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher, given immense powers, who teams up with a former girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and sets out on a journey across America to find God -- who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven -- and hold him accountable for his negligence.

Source: THR


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Post_Man_87 writes:
on January 22nd, 2009 at 6:59:30 PM

Preacher is one of the best comics ever but I don't see it being a huge film successes if they don't make at least 3 movies.
synthetic1985 writes:
on January 22nd, 2009 at 10:28:43 PM

hopefully burton will get elfman to score it...nobody could describe burton's art the way elfman's music does
BlueMobius writes:
on January 22nd, 2009 at 10:41:04 PM

You know, you're right, Elfman would be a nice change of pace from other Burton movies...I'd love to see those two finally team up.
manichispanic writes:
on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:11:30 PM

preacher NEEDS to be at least three movies. i love the comic. i was excited when it was going to be made into a tv show on hbo, i thought that would do the story justice. but i don't want the story to be crammed into one movie
synthetic1985 writes:
on January 22nd, 2009 at 11:47:18 PM

BlueMobius....yup yup...they already agreed they can't make movies without each other...batman forever was a perfect example...but then again burton only produced in that one
Heretic175 writes:
on January 23rd, 2009 at 11:13:01 AM

i just started reading the preacher series and to be honest the religious nut jobs in this world wont let it be what the comics were, not a chance, its goin to be unfaithful to the original idea, HBO should have done it, since they have the balls to do it right, if it gets made it wont get picked up, if it gets picked up it will be edited to sh*t
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on January 23rd, 2009 at 12:27:31 PM

Preacher sounds f*cking stupid! but Frankenweenie (the original) was great! cant wait to see it re-done :)
i3u7n5 writes:
on January 23rd, 2009 at 4:26:28 PM

Preacher is amazing but I find it hard to believe any studio would put out a full an unedited movie version that was true to the comics. The churchies went berserko over Dogma which was like the MOuseketeer club compared to Preacher. I'd love to see it and Sam mendes is a great choice but I just cant see it happening.
Lordchristo writes:
on January 23rd, 2009 at 11:01:46 PM

A Preacher movie would rule. It would be like making 5 Dark Knights and rolling them into one (er, yeah, 3 would be best). And to all the morons who'll scream about how Dark Knight was the best thing ever. . . prepare to suck it in a couple of months when Watchmen comes out. Then think on a larger scale, and you have Preacher!

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