Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star in the first Big Eyes trailer

After watching the first trailer for Tim Burton’s latest film, BIG EYES, I thought to myself that it has been a long time since Tim Burton has directed a “normal” (whatever that means) movie.  So I went through his resume and realized that he’s never really tackled a realistic, straight forward narrative, with the possible exception of 1994’s ED WOOD.  But I think if ED WOOD is the closest thing you’ve done to “normal”, then you really haven’t done anything normal.  But Burton is venturing into new territory with BIG EYES, following the true story of a husband and wife duo and her strange (and very creepy) paintings of kids with big eyes.  Check out the trailer below.

The official BIG EYES synopsis: BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.  BIG EYES stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston and Terrence Stamp.  The Tim Burton directed film hits theaters on December 25th.

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