”Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” is one of the 10 movies we can’t wait to see
RELEASE DATE Sept. 23
WHY WE CAN’T WAIT Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are always a winning combination (see: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). So are Tim Burton and stop-motion animation (see: The Nightmare Before Christmas).
THE PREMISE After a ritual performed in jest, nervous bridegroom Victor (left, voiced by Depp) finds himself married to an undead bride (right, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter) instead of his fiancée (Emily Watson).
SOURCE A 19th-century Russian-Jewish folk tale
THE BACK STORY Despite the need to attract a family audience, Warner Bros. didn’t balk at some of Burton’s more gruesome touches, like the bride’s worm buddy that wriggles out of her eye socket every now and then.
BURNING QUESTION Did Burton spread himself too thin trying to complete this movie and Charlie at the same time?
COME FOR The director’s pop-gothic vision
STAY FOR Depp’s light touch