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Sweeney Todd Trailer Online!
Gorgeous. But where's the singing?

05 October 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Yahoo Movies

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The first trailer for Sweeney Todd, the latest team up from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, is online here. It looks great, very moody and with plenty of opportunity for Burton's signature sinister storybook aesthetic. But, erm, isn't this supposed to be, y'know, a musical?

Warner Bros seem to be keen to not let on to the fact that people are going to be breaking into song at moments of high emotion, presumably for fear that you might think it's just for girls. It's a shame since reaction to a musical sequence shown at the Venice Film Festival was resoundingly positive. We get a moment of Depp carrying a note, which he seems to do well, but it's really just a hint.

The rest of it looks good and bursting with Burtonism. All the trademarks are there, it looks gorgeous, Depp's doing some kind of nice, less camp spin on Captain Jack and Helena Bonham Carter looks like she might be great fun as the haggard Mrs Lovett.

Sweeney Todd is the story of a man who's convicted of a crime he didn't commit and, while he's incarcerated, learns that his wife has been raped and committed suicide, leaving his daughter with the man who raped her. He returns as the barber Sweeney Todd, who slits the throats of his customers and gives them to Mrs Lovett to turn into pies. Cheery, ain't it? Bring the family.

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Alan Rickman
Oh? my God! I want to see it! His magnificent, velvet vote is a love from the first sound. More

Posted by Bony at 17:37 on 21 December 2007 | Report This Post

johnny depp
oh yes wot a yummy man cant wait yum yum yum film looks good 2. More

Posted by wilkinson540 at 21:30 on 18 October 2007 | Report This Post

'Fancy a shave?'
This looks like Tim Burtons wetdream. I'm really looking forward to this. More

Posted by Patrick Evans at 16:25 on 09 October 2007 | Report This Post

being a Burton and Depp fan this looks great,back to dark and moody brilliance (?) and there is a bit of singing in the trailer,although I'm not sure if Depp might be a bit like a goth Dick van Dyke with that accent.But never mind neither rarely make a bad film so I'll be watching it... More

Posted by andybarge at 18:31 on 07 October 2007 | Report This Post

Burton's Back
Question for EMPIRE: You ask, where's the singing? Erm, well, what was that thing Johnny Depp did in the trailer, then? Remember, he will have vengeance... Looks very cool. Burton is a visionary and Depp appears to be doing a slightly more demented version of Jack Sparrow, only believable for the role of Todd. I'm hoping for a Sleepy Hollow feel with a bit of Corpse Bride thrown in. Oh, and please oh please oh please let Danny Elfman be doing the music. Can't wait. More

Posted by Movie Mogul at 14:57 on 07 October 2007 | Report This Post

Johnny and Burton
from they first collaboration they make gold,and after that it`s movie history... I can wait to see this one!!! More

Posted by strma at 19:02 on 06 October 2007 | Report This Post

amazing More

Posted by ilovekaren at 12:13 on 06 October 2007 | Report This Post

Well, Tim Burton's films always look gorgeous, and have more imagination than 90% of the rubbish that's in the cinemas...but he's very hit and miss with me. Miss more than hit actually. Still, if the reviews are good I'll probably watch it. Even if it is a musical... More

Posted by coljohnmatrix at 11:44 on 06 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Burtonesque Gothfest
It looks excellent. I honestly can't wait for this. More

Posted by Gimli The Dwarf at 07:50 on 06 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Burtonesque Gothfest
Looks like a Greatest Hits compilation from Burton & Depp. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing! More

Posted by Biggus at 22:37 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Burtonesque Gothfest
My oh my!! that looked really wicked! looks like it`ll be well worth the long, long waiting. Then again: it`s a Burton so I didn`t expect otherwise. Can`t wait for January to come ] More

Posted by TheGodfather at 22:19 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Burtonesque Gothfest
Ooooooooooh! I can't wait to see this. It's so dark and creepy and exciting. True they should have advertised the singing but I'd say we'll get another trailer nearer to the films release that will give a bit more detail. Again this boasts the signature of Tim Burton what with the dark, gothic atmosphere thats so eerie it gave me shivers. Oh and two superb actors in the leading roles should ensure this being the high standard that has been excpected with previous Burton "works"! More

Posted by Filmfreak666 at 22:03 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

'I'm a cockney nut job'
Johnny Depp in this reminds me of the Hitcher in The Mighty Boosh! related&search= More

Posted by stevos at 20:28 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Looking Good!
Does Johnny look a tad bit like Michael Keaton in that pic or is it just me?? More

Posted by Sphinx at 19:52 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Looking Good!
Me too Jim R! (22nd Lol) I'm really looking forward to this film now. Sonderheim is a great writer and his music is always really complex but clever so it will be great to see how this does on teh big screen! More

Posted by danwink at 18:44 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

We can certainly be sure that it will be better than Planet of the Apes(remake). It looks beautiful, in a Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas way. More

Posted by Deviation at 18:43 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

trebuchet ms"]It's out January 23rd 2008 on UK shores, just in time for my birthday (22nd) yae !! More

Posted by JIm R at 17:53 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

this looks amazing, the perfect christmas film methinks, is it out in time for xmas over here? More

Posted by adambatman82 at 15:35 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Very happy to see that the news item has been edited a little since I first posted! uch more positive... More

Posted by MadMatt at 15:20 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

i really am impressed with this if only it was just a quirky revenge movie rather than a musical More

Posted by alimac at 15:03 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

can't wait
it will be awesome!!!!I just know... More

Posted by Akalabeth at 14:45 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

God, That's Good!
Words cannot express how ridiculously excited I am about this film. Tim Burton + Johnny Depp + Alan Rickman + (murder + cannibalism) x songs = LOVE More

Posted by Slythy at 14:08 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

That really did look very, very good. Can't wait to see some musical numbers now! More

Posted by britesparc at 10:36 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

My favourite musical, dark twisted with a touch of humour turned into a film by one of the best double acts in hollywood what more would you want out of a film. Hopefully the film will be as polished and exciting as both the stage version and the trailer !!!!!!! Bring on the 25th of Jan More

Posted by dcpnefc at 10:04 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Johny Walken
Apart from the terrific sets and the always appealing Burtonism: Where's the singing? Why does Johny Depp look like a younger Christopher Walken (as seen in "Sleepy Hollow"). The trailer looks like a high-polished stinker to me. Cold fish! More

Posted by SirFrank at 09:36 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

he sounds exactly like Captian Jack! More

Posted by Hughezy at 09:20 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Singing? There's lots
Depp's 'Epiphany' sequence - very good. The very end of 'My Friends' and snippets from 'A Little Priest'. It looks good. "More pies... More pies... More. Hot. Pies!" More

Posted by PuceWallpaper at 09:01 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Oooh lovely!
L: The Bantam Menace That looks BLINDING!!!!!! I've always been a fan of Mr Burton, and this looks very good. It also makes me wanna know what he could do with a really juicy established horror story like Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein or Dracula. mean you don't think the legend of sweeney Todd is a juicy established horror story!!!??? More

Posted by Mrs.Doyle at 08:36 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Oooh lovely!
That looks BLINDING!!!!!! I've always been a fan of Mr Burton, and this looks very good. It also makes me wanna know what he could do with a really juicy established horror story like Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein or Dracula. More

Posted by The Bantam Menace at 02:08 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

Looking good
Despite the grim settings, it's absolutely gorgeous to look at - love the look, costumes, make-up, sets, etc. Can't wait for this! Saw the musical on stage recently, a fantastic version of it, so really hoping the film lives up to it. Love the poster too - thanks for that Empire! More

Posted by Acho at 01:20 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

I aint a huge burton fan but that looked fucking sweet More

Posted by alimac at 00:20 on 05 October 2007 | Report This Post

At long, long last a trailer.   It was worth the wait, it looks bloody fantastic. It has tim burton written all over it, which is no bad thing in my book More

Posted by rosielee at 23:23 on 04 October 2007 | Report This Post

I just can't wait to see it!! 5 Years ago I saw the musical on stage and felt in love with the story, the weird characters and the powerfull music. I remember to think that would be the perfect story for a Tim Burton 's film (my favourite director). The casting it's perfect expecially Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Lovett (not so different in the look from the one played by Angela Lansbury)! More

Posted by hobi_lele at 23:06 on 04 October 2007 | Report This Post

Looks fucking sweet! And I'm sure I heard singing in the middle of it?! More

Posted by skeletonjack at 22:19 on 04 October 2007 | Report This Post

"As long as you're a Tim Burton fan"? What's that supposed to mean? It looks brilliant to anyone who has functioning eyes, surely?! Can't wait! More

Posted by MadMatt at 22:16 on 04 October 2007 | Report This Post


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