TIM BURTON TO RE-INTERPRET SLEEPING BEAUTY


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tim BurtonTIM Burton is looking to re-interpret Sleeping Beauty into a new story.

The US director would like to put a twist on the fairy tale — about a sleeping princess rescued and awoken by a handsome prince — by telling it from the perspective of the film’s villain, Maleficent.

Within the tale, Maleficent — the self-proclaimed ‘Mistress of Evil’ — curses the infant Princess Aurora, the story’s protagonist, to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall eternally asleep before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.

It is likely that the film will include some 3-D effects, as Sweeney Todd director Tim has recently said he’d like to incorporate the futuristic technology into his future projects.

“I like the 3-D aspect of it, I think it fits the material very well, and it doesn’t give me a headache like it used to,” he said.

“I think it’s good for anything. There are other uses than having spears stuck into your face – I think there are more visceral, emotional uses, especially if you use lots of textures.”

The director has recently finished remaking another children’s classic, Alice In Wonderland, into a half-live-action and half animated movie which is due for release on March 5 in Europe.


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  • Caitlin

    this is exciting, I love Burton and Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney film! On that note Maleficent curses her to die on her 16th birthday, the fairy Merriweather changes it so she eternally sleeps unless kissed by her true love :)

  • erin

    Tim Burton is one of my all time favorite directors. I hope that his version of Sleeping Beauty will be really good. I can’t wait!!

  • Emma

    I WANNA SEE PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bob

    I love Sleeping Beauty and i want to see it when it come out. yay princesses!

  • That1chix

    Dude,
    I can’t wait! I wonder if he’s gonna make Aurora seem like a dumb blonde tho…
    Either way it’ll definitely be different in a good way

  • GoodwitchPA

    I wonder if he’ll call Gregory Maguire. Could be fun….

  • laura

    oh no…please dont ruin my ultimate favorie movie by making it into a dark-gothic-burton film..its fine the way it is…

  • Alex

    AAAAWWWWWWEEEEESSSSSSOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEEEEE

  • Ryan Taylor

    Tim burton is my hero. I love his vision and the way he tells a story. I am so excited.

  • Angelique

    Sounds good but what about Dark Shadows? Please don’t put that on the back-burner again!

  • Dave

    I admire Tim Burton. I’ve liked all his films except I was a little disappointed with Charlie and the factory. He once admitted that he wasnt a fan of the Willy Wonka franchise. Other than that, his other movies were great. I’m looking forward for Alice in Wonderland & Sleeping Beauty.

  • Blake

    Think Johnny Depp will star? Or possibly Helena Bonham Carter?!?!? lmao

  • http://www.pickleballequipment.net Nancy

    I am glad to hear Tim Burton is doing yet another film! I love his twist on his “fables” and can’t wait to see Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp. Both are so talented and creative.

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