The first trailer for Tim Burton’s new film, Big Eyes, dropped yesterday, and I have to admit that I am in love with it, totally. Burton has a unique skill in bringing quirky, offbeat niceness to the screen in a way only he can do, and Big Eyes, looking to be the directors most normal film yet, looks superb.
Burton has nailed it by casting the always brilliant Christoph Waltz and the fragile and adorable Amy Adams in the lead roles, and I imagine the film mostly rests on their capable shoulders. The trailer itself is utterly charming, but not over nice to the point of making you want to vomit. There is a real Burtonesque to the trailer, some great gentle comedy, and some heart warming moments of humanity and love, and Big Eyes, on the strength of this trailer, really does looks great.
Big Eyes is directed by Tim Burton, based on a screenplay written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The cast includes Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Terrence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman, and Danny Huston.
Big Eyes arrives in UK cinemas on Boxing Day.
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.