After the success of Alice in Wonderland, 3D inflation aside, Burton’s next project is going to be a full-length feature film version of his 1984 short Frankenweenie in 3D. I’m pretty excited for the prospect, because I’m hoping Burton won’t be able to use Helena Bonham Carter or Johnny Depp.
It’s totally going to be a low-budget vanity project for fun, which is just the sort of thing Burton should be doing. Like someone digging out old home movies, I’m sincerely hoping Burton rekindles his creative flame and finds that sick inspiration that brought us Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
And yes, I think there’s plenty of material to make Frankenweenie a full length feature. Is the 3D necessary? Well, no, but with the craftwork of Burton and Henry Selick, the final product gets that added dimension of creepiness. And besides, I just watched a short film about a bunch of hipsters in a park bitching about their relationships which was inexplicably in 3D, so fuck, this can’t possibly be worse.