Wednesday, September 27, 2006
God That's Good!
WHEEEEEE! What a bloodbath this will hopefully be! Gee, that sounded kinda morbid....good stuff. The new film version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, to be directed by (my personal favorite) creepy, freaky, fun for the whole family, Tim Burton, is set to start filming February 5th, 2007, at London's Pinewood Studio's (which will serve as the main shooting ground for Fleet Street). Burton is no stranger to this space, filming much of "Batman", "The Planet Of The Apes", and "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" on the same stage.
Also familiar to Burton is his leading man, Johnny "the chameleon" Depp, who will now show off his musical theatre chops as the demented barber out for revenge against the deviant judge who imprisoned him in order to satisfy his lust for his wife (and later his daughter). This will be the sixth Tim Burton film that Johnny has starred in since "Edward Scissorhands". If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
No word yet on any other cast members, but there have been rumors on possible consideration for Emma Thompson, or Toni Collette in the role of equally demented (but best character ever) Mrs. Lovett, who just wants the love of a good man... and to chop up the remains of Sweeney's victims and serve them as meat pies to her customers (What some people will do for a buck, eh?).
I'm counting on this movie to be spectacular, otherwise I will be crushed. This is number 3 on my top five list of favorite musicals, don't let me down like "Rent" did. Sorry "Rent", you tried and had a few good moments, but overall....yah, you know what you did wrong.