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"Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Mon 24 Jul 06:03post reply

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Tim Burtonís future projects: ďWell, Iím currently working on Sweeney Todd, which will be released in mid-2007. After that, Iím gonna start working on a new script that was sent to me recently: Grim Fandango. It sort of follows the style of The nightmare before Christmas and Corpse Bride. Itís about a surreal land of the dead, some sort of purgatory where everyone goes when they die. In that place, dead people have to make a four-year transition before they can rest in peace for all the eternity. I still donít know when weíre going to start filming this, though.


So, it seems quite probable... and a stop-motion Nightmare... and Corpse Bride-like Grim Fandango movie version doesn't sound bad at all to me...

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"Re(1):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Thu 27 Jul 04:36post reply

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So, it seems quite probable... and a stop-motion Nightmare... and Corpse Bride-like Grim Fandango movie version doesn't sound bad at all to me...

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I would have figured that a Monkey Island movie would have been more feasible due to the huge success of other recent pirate themed movies. Unfortunately, I've never had the chance to play Grim Fandango. But I sure do miss the days when LucasArts put out crazy/original games like Day of the Tentacle rather than milking the Star Wars franchise. But of course I can't blame LucasArts for the legions of Star Wars fans who actually buy all those crappy games.





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"Re(2):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Thu 27 Jul 08:07post reply

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But of course I can't blame LucasArts for the legions of Star Wars fans who actually buy all those crappy games.



Blame them! plus, lego star wars is fun.

also I don't like star wars to begin with.

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"Re(3):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Fri 28 Jul 19:35post reply

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Blame them! plus, lego star wars is fun.

also I don't like star wars to begin with.

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I don't like legos or star wars!

plus I don't even know what grim fandango is!

what am I doing posting on this topic?

I need to go to bed.

to be continued!





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"Re(4):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Fri 28 Jul 20:43post reply

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plus I don't even know what grim fandango is!

what am I doing posting on this topic?

I need to go to bed.

to be continued!



I guess you haven't played (m)any LucasFilm/LucasArts games on your PC, that's too bad! I stopped caring about PC games when the graphic adventure genre died.

So, what's the point in releasing a Grim Fandango movie now?





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"Re(5):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Sat 29 Jul 04:04post reply

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So, what's the point in releasing a Grim Fandango movie now?


"Ask me about Grim Fandango."
"Iiiii don't wanna' know about Grim Fandango."


What's the point in not releasing a movie with a creative concept, these days? Hollywood's scraping the barrel with rehash ideas like Miami Vice (my prediction - bomb of the summer).

Wasn't Grim Fandango a Tim Schafer product? That guy deserves crazy Hollywood money so we can get Psychonauts 2.





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"Re(6):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Sat 29 Jul 04:31post reply

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I don't like legos

Not even Fabuland?

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plus I don't even know what grim fandango is!

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"Re(7):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Sat 29 Jul 05:14post reply

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Whispers say Pollyanna is not in the Cool Kids Club anymore.


I don't know either !

But at least I love Fabuland.





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"Re(5):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Sat 29 Jul 08:08post reply

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So, what's the point in releasing a Grim Fandango movie now?


Depends... if it's just another production to cover up for the lack of creativity, the point would probably be ruining the franchise... u_u

But if Tim Burton's words were true, and it's just his genuine interest in making this movie, I believe he could make a really interesting work, as this kind of ambiance (did I make up that?) is indeed his specialty.
I'd personally like to see another story set in the same "universe" but with different characters than those of the games... but don't make me start daydreaming this soon, darnit! ( >o<)

And, well, there's Maw's point too. If it gives Schaffer's team money, so they make sth else good with it, that bad be not.





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"Re(5):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Sat 29 Jul 15:56post reply

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I guess you haven't played (m)any LucasFilm/LucasArts games on your PC, that's too bad! I stopped caring about PC games when the graphic adventure genre died.



I played many (maybe all?) of LucasArt's point and click games back in the day up until the point where computer games started using polygons. Grim Fandango, having polygons, was thus excluded.





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"Re(6):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Sat 29 Jul 20:41post reply

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I played many (maybe all?) of LucasArt's point and click games back in the day up until the point where computer games started using polygons. Grim Fandango, having polygons, was thus excluded.



I knew it couldn't be that easy to kick her out of the Cool Kids Club!

Yeah, I had that policy as well. The only 3D graphic adventure games I played are Monkey Island 4 and Grim Fandango. I played MI because I love the series and it was the remaining game I had to play. Sadly it's not very good. Tim Schaffer did an excellent job in his previous LucasArts games, so I had to give Grim Fandango a chance (that was 1 or 2 years ago ).

Tim founded Double Fine Productions when he did Psychonauts, so if someone would be making money with Grim Fandango, I guess that would be LucasArts and not him.





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"Re(6):Tim Burton to make Grim Fandango movie?" , posted Sat 29 Jul 20:51:post reply

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I played many (maybe all?) of LucasArt's point and click games back in the day up until the point where computer games started using polygons. Grim Fandango, having polygons, was thus excluded.


Having prejudices, a good habit it is not.

I'd really recommend you to play it, even if it's 3D (and not of Japanese origin, might I have to add? :p ).

It is a really good Graphic Adventure (perhaps a little bit too linear, with a Monkey Island-style linearity -chapter divided, I mean, more or less-), with a wonderful story, parody of Noir movies (just like Discworld Noir, yet another piece of art), and, specially, a really wonderful and beatuiful ambiance (I'll insist with it since no one corrected me :p) and style:
Gorgeous character designs, gorgeous bakgrounds, gorgeous music...

A little extract from the game manual, which has nothing much to do with the game per se, but which I loved:
A note to all those parents and similar who will complain about all the characters in this game being smokers:
One, this game pretends to be a trustful parody of Noir movies, in which everyone did smoke, and Two: all the characters in this game are DEAD. Get the point?


LOLness.

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Tim founded Double Fine Productions when he did Psychonauts, so if someone would be making money with Grim Fandango, I guess that would be LucasArts and not him.

Don't post at the same time! ý_u

But, yeah, I noticed that after writing that, but I decided to keep silent ^_^ Hope he kept some of the rights, somehow.





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"Adventurish" , posted Mon 31 Jul 04:30post reply

I heard Grim Fandango had a great soundtrack, is that true? What kind of music is it?

I really need to go back and find all those adventure games I never bothered with because I had no PC back then. I think the only ones I actually played were Full Throttle and the original Monkey Island. Oh yeah, and Legend of Kyrandia, how could I forget that.





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"Re(1):Adventurish" , posted Mon 31 Jul 05:23:post reply

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I heard Grim Fandango had a great soundtrack, is that true? What kind of music is it?



Some of the track names are spoilers, but here ya go:

Linky

I don't think that all of it is catchy, and some of it has a sound so garishly cliche that you wonder how it could be good, but in the context of the game it fits just right.





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"bizarreness unleashed" , posted Mon 31 Jul 05:24post reply

Oh, GOD, Ikari, tell me that's not a Yugioh avatar, please...






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"Re(1):bizarreness unleashed" , posted Tue 1 Aug 03:11:post reply

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Oh, GOD, Ikari, tell me that's not a Yugioh avatar, please...



I think you should know that Yugioh is the kind of stuff I tend to avoid. The one in my avatar is just a DJ from the beatmaniaIIDX games.

I'm thinking that it doesn't go along with the signature, but I can't put an entire visual band in an avatar...

Your avatar is plain awesome!

I also love this one.






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