One of the things that MTV is thankful for is Tim Burton, and in an interview with the director they managed to get updates on several projects, among them Dark Shadows and the feature length version of the director’s short film, Frankenweenie.
What follows is an excerpt from that interview:
MTV: It sounds like you’ll be shooting “Dark Shadows” with Johnny [Depp] soon?
Burton: Yeah, I’m working on the script, and, you know, it’s been kind of a long time coming, but I think I’m getting a script that I like. I don’t really like talking because I’m not really sure what’s happening yet but I’m excited about it. I think, yes, finally for me, it’s getting to be the right tone.
MTV: Have you and Johnny talked specifically about his take on Barnabas?
Burton: Yeah, we’ve been talking about it. I mean, He’s finishing up another movie, but we’ve had a couple of really good meetings. Yeah, you know, I’m excited.
MTV: Have you started shooting “Frankenweenie”?
Burton: We just started a couple of shots. It’s good. We’ve got a pretty low budget, but I’m excited about it. We’ve got a couple of shots that are done. Yeah, it’s just starting. It’s great.
MTV: Is it exciting to revisit that story?
Burton: We’re changing it a little bit. I wouldn’t do it if it felt like it was just doing the same thing. For me, it’s about trying to go back to the original drawings and kind of capture that spirit a little bit more of what the drawings are. It feels different even though it’s a similar story, but we’re kind of expanding it a bit.
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