Does Tim Burton do anything original anymore? (The Adams Family)

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  1. todd stone

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    http://perezhilton.com/2010-03-18-tim-burton-brings-the-addams-family-back
     
  2. Jose Martinez

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    My question exactly.

    Wow, he's going to do another re-imagining of another story. How surprising. Can't wait.

    NOT!!!!!
     
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    I'm not sure why we should expect him to do something original because when he does no one goes to see it.
     
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    A stop motion Addams Family might actually make me interested in something Burton is doing again.

    As long as he's not writting the script.
     
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    His people are denying it.

    http://screenrant.com/tim-burton-addams-family-scottm-49317/

    But it could be like the studios "denying" Nolan's involvement with Superman. They just weren't ready to talk, though it was completely true.

    Now, when I first heard this, I groaned. There were already two movies made, so come on. But then I heard it was stop motion and based on the original Addams works, and it sounded potentially exciting. I'll hope it goes ahead.
     
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    I'm not sure I'd lay the blame for this on Burton. He probably can't get green-lit for anything EXCEPT remakes with the risk-averse accountants they have running the studios these days.
     
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    He could spend his own money on a personal film if he wanted (considering how much money has gone into his pockets due to remakes) but I doubt he does that (or anyone else).
     
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    I think the only person who finances (or partially finances) his own films is Mel Gibson.
     
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    Somehow I don't believe that. Burton has made a lot of money for various studios, so if he had a personal story to tell, I'm sure there will be studios that want to be involved. Now, I think Burton made a lot of great movies, but even I think this is a bit overboard. The current projects he's linked to are a remake of Frankenweenie, an adaptation of Dark Shadows, an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty called Maleficent and then there's this Addams Family remake/reboot/re-imagening, or whatever he wants to call it. Is it too much to ask for a creative individual to maybe come up with something himself? I know that a lot of his movies weren't original (either based on books, comics, previous movies or trading cards) but at least we got Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice. I also think Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are great actors, but there is such a thing as overusing them.
    Anyway, just a personal rant. And I don't even know if this rumor is true or not.
     

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