Rising to the occasion: TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE to premiere at the Venice Film Festival!

If the young man to the left looks somewhat alarmed, it could be because he has just heard the film in which he stars, TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE, will have its world premiere three weeks ahead of its North American release date, during the 62nd Venice International Film Festival! No need for stage fright, Victor; we’re sure the unique stop-motion animated film will receive a warm reception. CORPSE BRIDE will be screened out of competition . . . and presumably at a somewhat earlier hour than last year’s 2 a.m. showing of FINDING NEVERLAND!

The 62nd Venice International Film Festival is scheduled to take place on the Lido di Venezia from August 31 through September 10, 2005. There is as yet no specific date for the CORPSE BRIDE screening. Johnny Depp has NOT been confirmed as attending the festival, since he will be shooting PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3 at the time. However, Johnny has often spoken of his love for Venice and has visited the film festival many times, so we hope he will return to delight his European fans. The Zone thanks emma for bringing the good news! You can read the full list of films showing, both in and out of competition, on the News and Views forum.