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Old 07-09-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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Tim burton recently brought out a movie called Corpse Bride which had skeletons as main characters and is also the director of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" which also featured skeletons. But other than that I haven't heard anything about it
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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Any idea where you heard this?

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Old 07-09-2006, 04:07 PM   #4
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IMDB knows nothing of it and googling doesn't provide any useful info either. It's probably just speculation since people have been talking about Grim and Tim together for years.

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Old 07-09-2006, 04:37 PM   #5
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But has anybody taken all the cutscenes from the game and made a movie out of it
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:21 AM   #6
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It wouldn't make much sense would it, much of the story occurs in the normal game mode
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:48 AM   #7
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There is a movie series called "Day off the dead", that humourously is based on eight underworld in GF's concept. There is a demo movie of it, linked from one of Grim Fandango's fan sites.


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Old 07-10-2006, 01:20 PM   #8
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Tim Burton is known for doing film noir and also slightly twisted films; he has covered the aspects of death in both The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, he could probably do Grim Fandango very well I'd bet.


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Old 07-10-2006, 02:05 PM   #9
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If he did do Grim Fandango, he probably would heavily adapt it so we couldn't even recognize it as Grim Fandango.

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Old 07-10-2006, 04:41 PM   #10
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:05 PM   #11
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Wow, that's a great find... if it goes ahead it may give Grim Fandango sales the boost they deserve

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Old 07-10-2006, 05:14 PM   #12
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If this is true this should really give a boost to the community
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:33 PM   #13
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I REALLY hope that is true, but I'm going to remain sceptic until something official is announced. Anyone can create Wikipedia articles.


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Old 07-10-2006, 08:13 PM   #14
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I hope that happens... though it doesn't look like we'll see it for a while, considering he's working on another project set for release for 2007.


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Old 07-10-2006, 08:38 PM   #15
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I REALLY hope that is true, but I'm going to remain sceptic until something official is announced. Anyone can create Wikipedia articles.
which is why i don't think this is true


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Old 07-10-2006, 08:51 PM   #16
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I don't know... the Movie Center thing with quotes from Burton seems real enough...


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Well I don't think it'd be too different if they are keeping the name Grim Fandango and the same setting. Could easily become the best video game movie ever though. Maybe even lead to a rerelease of the game? Special edition? Nah, not getting my hopes up just yet.

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Old 07-11-2006, 02:29 AM   #18
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Oh, silly me. I didn't even notice the Movie Center article. That makes it seem a lot more credible, but it's still not certain.

I don't know Burton very well, but I heard he has the habit of changing the source material to fit his vision. If he were to make this movie, what changes do you think he may make?

Also, I wonder if he's planning to make it stop-motion, computer animated or what. Maybe live action?

EDIT: If the movie is going to be made (notice how sceptic I still am), I hope Burton plays the game and not just reads the script. I heard he made Batman without having read any of the comics.

Imagine what a movie would do to our community. Numerous people would go see the film because it was made by Burton, there'd be thousands of new fans, LucasArts would probably re-release the game in some sort of special edition style, they might even start considering a sequel if it was a success.

And then we could start being elitist "You aren't a true fan if you've only seen the movie!" bitches to everyone who stumbles upon these forums.


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Old 07-11-2006, 02:35 AM   #19
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It would be awesome if he consulted the other great Tim and got him involved. (Schafer for those not in the know.)

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Old 07-11-2006, 02:38 AM   #20
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Definitely. Maybe I'm being an idiot, but I can't get rid of the mental image of Burton getting rid of the film noir and replacing it with gothic horror. Am I stereotyping him too much? Schafer could keep him under control.


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Old 07-11-2006, 02:41 AM   #21
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Definitely. Maybe I'm being an idiot, but I can't get rid of the mental image of Burton getting rid of the film noir and replacing it with gothic horror. Am I stereotyping him too much? Schafer could keep him under control.
Maybe, but he'll probably stick to the source material for the character design, but will twist and exaggerate the backgrounds, still, I hope it comes out.


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Old 07-11-2006, 05:02 AM   #22
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If a movie is going to be made I hope it is either A: a perfect screen adaptation of Grim Fandango with all the bits we love or B: something loosely based on the GF concept that is different enough to be considered separate from the game universe. I would hate to have something which tries to be A but ends up being B. Sort of like how Curse of Monkey Island tried to continue the Monkey Island series but is not considered to be a 'real' part of the series.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:10 AM   #23
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I hope they stick to the game, but cut out the puzzle bits, fun to play, probably not fun to watch.


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Old 07-11-2006, 08:12 AM   #24
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I had a look at the source of this article, the blog from Movie Center; it doesn't look entirely reliable. It would be great to have a Grim Fandango film but I don't think it looks hopeful. Could be wrong though...


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Old 07-12-2006, 02:18 AM   #25
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I agree. Speculating is fun, but it's no use getting too excited before there is any real proof. We'll only end up really disappointed. Burton's quote says that the script was sent to him. By who? LucasArts? Ahaha.


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Old 07-12-2006, 02:58 AM   #26
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You know, if I had pick of the directors I would choose the coen brothers to direct it. Millers crossing and all that.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:27 PM   #27
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Hm...I still doubt that the wiki article is genuine. I mean sure it's possible, but as Naomi said: "anyone can create wikipedia articles." But it would be splendid if there was a movie, so I hope it is true!



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Old 07-12-2006, 03:58 PM   #28
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Would Burton have to buy the rights for Grim Fandango off LucasArts or how would that work?


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He might, but LA could also see this as a business investment and just let him have it.


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I really hope this is true. I saw the same story on gamespot.
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Sounds much more credible, link plz?

Edit: I checked it out here, sadly they're also using The Movie Center as a source.

Double Edit: This site has his address, it may be outdated but it's worth a shot.


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Old 07-13-2006, 07:37 AM   #32
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No way, Denzel Washington as Master Chief?! Well, Burton's agent and LucasArts can't stay silent forever. (God have mercy on us if they can.)

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Old 07-14-2006, 10:35 AM   #33
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Oh come on, i think this is just another rumor if burton does this movie i bet it will suck!!! think about it most comics that go movies usually are severly changed (spiderman 1 the green goblin wasnt suppose to die he just had this huge accident or sumthin and got minor amnesia) plus if they are going to do it, it better be computer animated becuz if they did live action it wud be a big upset! well if its computer animated they shud get the original vocal cast (Tony planna and such) but u never know
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Actually, I wouldn't mind if it was live action. But I think plastacine would be the best way to go. And Burtons movies definately do not suck! You seen sleepy hollow, edward scissor hands and batman? All excellent movies! And thats the thing about taking games and comic books and making them into a movie. You have to ADAPT them.

Look at the first Harry Potter movie. That was practically identical to the book down to the last detail. The result? It was an alright film, nothing special. The fourth movie, however, was changed ALOT from the book. And the result? A damn good film!

And those comic book films (apart from the incredible Hulk which does suck). Yes, they have all been heavily adapted from the original material but the results were brilliant! And tonnes of new fans! And a new lease of life for the comic *coughs* or Grim Fandango *cough*
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I hope, if this rumour is true, they'll keep all the voice actors from the game.
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I hope, if this rumour is true, they'll keep all the voice actors from the game.
Good point. It would never be the same Manny without Tony Plana's voice! (Unless they're using completely different characters, then it won't really matter)


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Velasco's voice actor is dead, so they'd have to replace at least him. Or they could take a few lines from the game because I doubt they'd give that character much attention in the film. There's just not enough time to go to such depth in a movie.


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Oh come on, i think this is just another rumor if burton does this movie i bet it will suck!!! think about it most comics that go movies usually are severly changed (spiderman 1 the green goblin wasnt suppose to die he just had this huge accident or sumthin and got minor amnesia) plus if they are going to do it, it better be computer animated becuz if they did live action it wud be a big upset! well if its computer animated they shud get the original vocal cast (Tony planna and such) but u never know
Actually Burton sticks pretty heavily to the source material. Just look at the Batman movies, the only times they ever ****ed it up was the nipple suit and that Harvey Dent was played by a black man in one of the movies and a white man in Batman Forever. But other than that they stick to the story/continuity pretty well.


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I just realised something! You may remember, back in February at the Department of Death we recieved an email about a Grim Fandango 2 project. Here is the first part again if you've not seen it before:

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A good friend and computer animation colleague of mine who recently began working for the LucasArts studio in Singapore informs me that they're involved in a Grim Fandango sequel project, albeit in the development phase. Tim Schafer is apparently developing a story, and a team is putting together the project for a 'pitch' of sorts to LucasArts management. The only downside is apparently this pitch will be up against another project and only one will be put into production. Let's cross our fingers for GF2!!

This inside info is of course unofficial and best kept anonymous, but my own personal enthusiasm for the game encouraged me to share my excitement for a sequel with your GF community!
When it happened everyone was pretty skeptical about it so I asked Jake about it and he told me this:

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i have no clue if its true

Jake says:
i really doubt it

Jake says:
unless its an animation project not a games project

Jake says:
lucasfilm has attempted animated films before, like the monkey island movie that was in production at ILM before they shut down their feature film animation department in the late 90s

Jake says:
the concept art for it has slowly been leaking out of that one artists site

Jake says:
i know there was also some preproduction done on an animated sam and max film but it got canned at the same time as the MI movie

Jake says:
neither of those got past concept art
...Could this mean that the team I was informed about were infact working on a Grim Fandango pitch to send to Tim Burton? :O


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Rumor mills are so much fun...so much to talk about with so little credible information!



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