This one's been been in the works for a little while and I'm sure most of you have heard all about it by now. Thought I'd start up a thread and see who's psyched for this one. Based on what I've seen and read, I think this could be a great return to form for Burton after what's arguably his worst flick by far. The poster: [c][/c] The cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Steve Buscemi, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny DeVito The plot: "In the heartwarming film Big Fish, director Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands) brings his inimitable imagination on a journey that delves deep into a fabled relationship between a father and his son. Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall-tales about his oversized life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from a small-town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, blizzards, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his father’s great feats and great failings." The filmmakers: screenplay by John August (Charlie's Angels, Go, Titan A.E.) based on the novel by Daniel Wallace. Directed by Tim Burton...and you know everything he's done so no need to list any of 'em. Not surprisingly the music comes from Danny Elfman. Cinematography by the talented Philippe Rousselot (Interview with the Vampire, A River Runs Through It), costumes by Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Sleepy Hollow, Beloved), production design from Coen-fave Dennis Gassner (Miller's Crossing, The Truman Show, Bugsy)...and some guy called Stan Winston worked on the visual effects...which look amazing. How do I know?? The trailer: http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/bigfish.html Lastly, I'm willing to be that Big Fish is the first film to be Rated PG-13 specifically "for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference". It's the singularity that makes me laugh. A fight scene and A suggestive reference! The release date: 12/10/03 (LA, NY and Toronto), 12/19/03 (limited), 1/16/04 (wide) Can you tell I'm looking forward to this one?