Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sweeney Todd - Official Teaser Trailer

Tim Burton has adapted the Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon barber of Fleet Street' which first opened in 1979.
The movie is starring Johnny Depp in the role of Sweeney Todd, a crazy soul lost in a vengeance quest.

Here the trailer:

The plot:
"Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) returns to London after having escaped a wrongful imprisonment, only to find that his wife and child have suffered at the hands of Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman), the very man who imprisoned him. With the help of his former landlady, Nellie Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), Sweeney Todd launches a plan for vengeance that initially targets the individuals responsible for his misfortunes, but ultimately draws all society in his sights." (Source: Wikipedia)

Sweeney Todd, British version by George King in 1936.

There is an earlier adaptation of Sweeney Todd's story for cinema: a British movie was produced by George King in 1936.

This British version has fallen into the public domain.
Let's watch it:

Well the Bristish film is kind of old fashioned nowadays. I bet that Johnny Depp's talent will renew the interest in 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon barber of Fleet Street'.