Tim Burton is currently attending one of the most awaited TV shows on Netflix, and next month one of his classic films will be shown on the streaming service. Director Edward Scissorhands will direct on Wednesday, a lively Adams family re-imagining about the family’s teenage daughter, who will be played by Gina Ortega. Burton fans hope the series will mark a return to his creative heyday in the ’90s.
This auspicious period gave rise to the movie Mars Attacks, among many other films that are still fresh in mind. From 1996. This star-studded sci-fi comedy is set to premiere on Netflix in the United States on Wednesday, September 1. For the full list of movies available on Netflix this month, click here.
Based on the collectible card game Topps from the 1950s, this yet irreverent retro alien invasion movie features one of the best actors of the filmmaker’s entire career. Others include Jack Nicholson (in a double role), Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening, Martin Short, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, Jack Black and Natalia Portman. The real stars of the series are the evil Martians, recognizable by their massive skulls and strange language (created by reflecting the sound of ducks in the corner).
Great Coincidence, Mars Attacks! It was released the same year as Independence Day, which probably explains its disappointment at the box office ($100 million), when it was released just a few months after the similarly successful movie. However, its popularity has continued over the years and it has become a cult film. In fact, the film received renewed interest early last year after Mars appeared in the ad for Wallmart’s Super Bowl 2020. This led to rumors that a sequel was being considered.
While you wait to learn more about Mercredi, which will also feature Luiz Guzman and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the roles of Gomez and Morticia, look out for Martian attacks! On Netflix on Wednesday.
Director Tim Burton attends a press conference prior to the premiere of his exhibition “Tim Burton’s World” on March 27, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. The exhibition, which runs through August 3, will include 500 drawings, paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, moving picture works and sculptural installations by Burton.
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