Tim Burton and Johnny Depp to team up for “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” Remake

One of Hollywood’s best director/actor duos are at it again. Read on for details.

News got out today that Johnny Depp is set to star in a remake of the Vincent Price classic, The Abominable Dr. Phibes. The remake will also be directed by Tim Burton and most likely have Helana Bonham-Carter in it somewhere (my guess is as Phibes’ assistant, Vulnavia.)

It’s no secret that Tim Burton is a fan of Vincent Price. One of Burton’s first shorts, Vincent, is about a boy who wants to be just like Vincent Price. Price was also cast in Edward Scissorhands as the inventor who made Depp’s Edward come to life. This was also Price’s last major film role before his death in 1993.

This will be the ninth pairing for Burton and Depp and has the potential to be one of the best ones yet.

Also, I’d like to wish a happy birthday to the late, great Vincent Price. He would have been 102 today.

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Source: http://www.naughtybutnicerob.com/

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  12 comments for “Tim Burton and Johnny Depp to team up for “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” Remake

  1. Ian
    July 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Tim Burton is the biggest asshole in Hollywood today!! And Johnny Hair-gell!! . .. Byrton seems to think HE’s Sir Larry Fucking O’livier or something!! ABOMINABLE!!!

    • joe gideon
      April 22, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      Saw your immature rant on Youtube Finlay; clean it up!

  2. Ian
    July 21, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Tim Burton is the biggest a-hole in Hollywood today!! And Johnny Hair-gell, .. . Burton seems to be under the delusion that HE’s the greatest actor since Sir Larry Frigging O’livier or something!! Truly ABOMINABLE!!!!

  3. john roach
    July 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    why? why on earth would they do this? just so kids on facebook (who’ve probably never even seen the original) can post pictures with the caption “still a better love story than twilight”? yes, i realize that if burton didn’t, rob zombie would… but at least then NOBODY would take it’s release seriously! can’t we leave one classic film un-shat-upon by the modern standard of mediocrity? we understand there’s still a little bit of money out there that you haven’t made yet but just let it go, man-

  4. Kris Kringle
    July 26, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    I swear, Tim Burton is the biggest a-hole in Hollywood today! And Johnny Hair-gell, .. . WHAT is with Burtons fixation with HIM?? .. he seems to be under the severe delusion that HE’s the greatest actor since Sir Larry Frigging O’livier or something!! I mean who would ever have thought that 21 Jump Street and Cry Baby heartthrob would be playing Dr. Phibes, Barnabus the vampire and a dirty old pirate ( “Ar!!!!” )!! Truly abominable indeed!!!

  5. Wicked Philomena
    September 10, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    Now here is were I can draw a line at having Burton tamper with this type of film. In a way it’s naturally very kitchy, with such odd sketch workings, but Vincent Price muted that mostly with his well rounded personality and Shakespearean input into his dialogue. Simply put, I find it best that this shouldn’t be adapted into some dilute, laughable solution for the masses of the 2010’s era. Just leave it be as the film my mother saw as a child, a naturally horrifying, nightmarish one that would last in her memories. Simple as that!

  6. Philip Deslut
    September 16, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    oh god WHY
    arent they both box office poison

  7. chris
    September 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Shitting on my childhood memories.

  8. Ian
    October 10, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    That 21 Jump Street and Cry Baby heart throb playing Barnabus the vampire, a dirty old pirate and now Dr. Phibes!! . .. who would ever have thought ?!!!!

  9. Ian
    October 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    And that asshole Burton, what is his fixation with this guy? HE seems to be under the delusion that he’s the new Sir Larry Fucking O’livier or some shit!!! Truly abominable indeed!!!!

  10. Ian
    December 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    If they were going to do a Phibes remake then they should’ve at least cast another actor with a creepy and ghoulish presence and vibe like price had, .. . not some typical Hollywood total puppy dog.

  11. JoeKeys
    March 19, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Please tell me no…not Helena Bonham Carter as Vulnavia….even the thought sickens me. That roll requiers a beautiful woman of class and style…much younger than her. Not to insult her looks, but I don’t believe she would have been right for the part even when she was younger!

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