Chris Sarandon voiced Jack Skellington's character in the Tim Burton classic.
Most of us would do anything to forget our nightmares, but it isn't the case with Chris Sarandon. As the spooky season approaches us, people all around the world are already gearing up to watch Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas yet again. Last year, there were some rumors about a possible sequel or a live-action version of the Tim Burton movie and while most fans don't want to mess with the classic, the Jack Skellington might just disagree.
✦ Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993) ✦ pic.twitter.com/TSJnWjjj3w— 𝔥𝔬𝔯𝔯𝔬𝔯𝔤𝔯𝔞𝔭𝔥𝔰 (@horrormoon6) July 24, 2020
The actor behind the voice of Jack Skellington, Chris Sarandon has admitted that he would absolutely love to reprise his role as the Pumpkin King in a new movie. In an interview with Comicbook, Sarandon said, "I'd crawl on my hands and knees, from the east coast to the west coast, in the spring or the fall, to do it again. Of course, I would. I love that character and I love that I'm part of a legacy of that character as well."
When The Nightmare Before Christmas released in 1993, it did not become a major sensation, but over the years, the movie has earned a cult status among the fans and has been widely regarded as one of Tim Burton's best works. Previously, Sarandon has reprised his role of Jack Skellington in a variety of video games, but fans are yet to hear anything concrete about a long-awaited sequel.
Disney is reportedly discussing various options to continue ‘THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ with a sequel and a live-action remake potentially being discussed. (Source: https://t.co/eIKBbANXoP) pic.twitter.com/9N6bogAVR4— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 10, 2019
While there are currently no plans in place to announce a sequel, previous reports of a live-action sequel have stated if or when a sequel to the classic does happen, it will either be a follow-up or a remake of the original story. But if it's up to Tim Burton, he would very much not see a sequel being made out of his timeless masterpiece. In an interview with MTV News back in 2006, the director said, "I was always very protective of [Nightmare], not to do sequels or things of that kind."
I was today years old when I found out the skeleton pirate from James and the giant peach is jack from a nightmare before Christmas pic.twitter.com/L3rcoHeFGK— Yoshua (@yoshua_jc) July 27, 2020
He continued, "You know, 'Jack visits Thanksgiving world' or other kinds of things, just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it. Because it's not a mass-market kind of thing, it was important to kind of keep that purity of it. I try to respect people and keep the purity of the project as much as possible." For the past several years, the movie has been screened in Hollywood on Halloween night and Burton thinks it's perfect.
He said, "Well I really thought it was more of a Christmas thing ... but Christmas, Halloween — it kind of all blends together anyway, you know. They are my two favorite holidays so I thought it would be nice to kind of combine the two and make one great holiday. It kind of lasts that long anyway ... so, you know, take your time."
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