Tim Burton remade Planet of the Apes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and now he's remade his own Frankenweenie, a 1984 featurette about a boy named Victor Frankenstein who reanimates his dead weenie dog, notable for resulting in Disney firing Burton.
Burton's new Frankenweenie will be a full-length, black and white stop-motion picture. He directs the movie, scheduled to hit theaters October 5th, 2012.
The plot is described as such:
After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.