Tim Burton is looking to make the move into TV is a live-action series adaption of The Addams Family. This would be Burton’s first big live-action TV series, and he is currently negotiating to direct all of the episodes and executive produce the show.
Why are you doing this, Tim? What is your victory condition here, Tim? How do you intend to bear up under the weight of previous television shows and movies here, Tim? – Bear in mind that I can readily believe that you have answers to these questions, Tim. I am merely concerned that you may have not asked these questions beforehand, and that would be sad.
Did that get your attention? – Because it certainly got mine. As did the possible cast: Will Smith as… no, not the elephant; as the Good Dad; and Tom Hanks as the villain. Which I must admit: I have no idea who that would be, because we didn’t watch Disney movies growing up and I’ve been hit or miss with filling in the gaps. All I really know about Dumbo is that the elephant can eventually fly and that there are crows in it, including one with a supremely unfortunate name. I’m going to enjoy watching Disney finesse that one away, let me tell you.
This is maybe the first year that both kids are really grooving on the subject of Halloween: the eldest wanted to make sure that he was in on decorating the lawn and the youngest actually expressed an opinion on his costume. So, of course, it’s time to get them properly indoctrinated and so forth. They are both below the age of ten, I’m looking more for spooky than scary, and of course I’m going to show them The Nightmare Before Christmas as soon as my wife and I decide that they can handle it. The very question! What’s the point of Halloween if I can’t show them Tim Burton’s best movie ever? Continue reading Looking for some good spooky movies for my kids.
And before you say that it’s going to suck, consider this: Tim Burton produced. This will not necessarily keep it from sucking, but at least you’ll know going in that it won’t be because the people making it just didn’t give a tinker’s dam.