Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, a feature-length, 3-D film, will be released on March 9, 2012. The stop-motion adaptation of Burton’s 1984 short has Allison Abbate (Corpse Bride, The Iron Giant) and Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) attached as producers. Frankenweenie has been in production in London, and may even be released in Black and White.
Few details have been released on the exact plot of the remake, but the storyline will likely follow the original, which focuses on a boy who brings his deceased pet dog back to life – only for his creation to turn out to be a monster. The film’s release date mirrors the timing of Burton’s recent blockbuster “Alice in Wonderland,” which opened during early March 2010, and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide. No other film has been set for a March 9, 2012 opening, nor has a cast been announced.