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Tim Burton Developing New Stop Motion Film Night of the Living

It really is hardly a secret that there have been a number of important collaborators in Tim Burton’s circle over the years that he works with repeatedly. Aside from the obvious names, there now appears to be a new addition to Burton’s troupe – author/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. Most famous for writing books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Grahame-Smith is now firmly established with the Burton brand, getting penned the screenplay for the upcoming Dark Shadows even though also working on a Beetlejuice sequel script (Burton also produced the film adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Now, the author is looking forward to but yet another collaboration with Burton called Night of the Living. Although there are not any plot details at the moment, we do know that it will be completed in stop motion and that it is described as a monster film.

Tim Burton’s function within the medium of stop motion spans a number of films including The Corpse Bride and the upcoming Frankenweenie, so another return to the animation style is no surprise and a monster movie is certainly inside his wheelhouse. Even although Burton and Grahame-Smith’s operate together has but to be noticed, the Dark Shadows promotional materials looks promising to me and the two seem like a natural fit. Night of the Living won’t necessarily turn into Burton’s next directorial work, though, because writing hasn’t been completed however. What do you think – do you welcome one more stop motion film from Burton? Do you believe the material is as well worn out coming from him?

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