Many readers may have seen a version of Sweeney Todd in one of his many incarnations in theaters, often as a musical, and on television. Now an exciting production that reunited Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, early 2008 on the big screen. Some of the world’s most talented actors join in with what surely is a classic version of these macabre stories.
Dream Works Pictures collaborates with Warner Brothers Picturesour Sweeney Toddto manufacture and manufactureExecutive, manufactured by Patrick McCormick, by Richard D. Zanuck, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and John Logan. Based on the book of Hugh Wheeler and originally introduced by Harold Prince, this wonderful production developed from the musical version of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. John Logan wrote the script that Tim Burton addressed. In addition to Depp, the roleplayer also includes the beautiful Helen Bonham Carter, Sinister Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jayne Wisener and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film is not yet nominated. For a complete list of cast, crew, and the behind the scenes please visit http://www.sweeneytoddmovie.com/. This is the result of wide release in January 2008, with limited runs in the USA starting in December 2007.
Sweeney Todd Plot
To give you an idea of Sweeney Todd, some productions have used the title Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber or Fleet Street. It appears that Benjamin Barker was incorrectly caught in Victorian England for a crime he did not commit to revenge. Barker (played by Depp) becomes Sweeney Todd and opens a Fleet Street barber shop. While in prison, his wife and child experienced violence on the hand of the terrible judge (Alan Rickman) and added fuel to Barkers’ fire. He gives his clients such full jerseys that when they enter the store they are never seen again; At least in the same form they entered. Thanks to Sweeney Todds accomplice, one day frightening Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) ends them in meat pie. To join this perfectly-played match, Timothy Spall is the judges and Coach as Sacha Baron Cohen as Barkers competition. In the regular style of Burton-Depp collaboration, Sweeney Todd is both terrific and fun.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp
Fans of Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Corpse Bride will not walk to Sweeney Todd. For those who are new to the partnership, you’re in a good surprise as these two brilliant and unorthodox unite again make a great entertainment.