Burton’s Frankenweenie Redo Secures Writer

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that John August (Corpse Bride, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, et al.) is poised to pen the long anticipated remake of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which will be a full length stop motion 3D film as opposed to the original live-action short. The original, which is included in the DVD and Blu-Ray releases of Nightmare Before Christmas is a take on the classic Frankenstein story in which a boy re-animates his departed pooch. The new film is set to be released some time in 2011.

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