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Burton talks Alice, TDK

10.16.2008

This weekend Tim Burton will be receiving the "Immortal Award" at Spike TV's Scream Awards and JoBlo.com will be there to bring you all the scoop from the event. But in preparation for the big day, Burton opened up to the Los Angeles Times about ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Johnny Depp, THE DARK KNIGHT and the chances of him directing a SANFORD AND SON movie. Seriously.

On ALICE IN WONDERLAND: The story is obviously a classic with iconic images and ideas and thoughts. But with all the movie versions, well, I've just never seen one that really had any impact to me....The goal is to try to make it an engaging movie where you get some of the psychology and kind of bring a freshness but also keep the classic nature of 'Alice.' And, you know, getting to do it in 3-D fits the material quite well. So I'm excited about making it a new version but also have the elements that people expect when they think of the material.

On Depp playing another oddball in a Tim Burton movie: He loves doing that. That's never a problem. He doesn't like to be the same way twice. That's good, it always keeps it fresh and all. And he likes the material we have here and he gets it. It's nice to have people involved that are fans of the material and all.

On THE DARK KNIGHT: I haven't seen it yet. I'm just, you know, busy. I do want to see it. I've heard it's very good. And I'm sure it is very good. Mostly everybody that I know that has seen it has said that it's very good and I take their word for it.

On "Sanford and Son": What you grow up with is what influences you. I was definitely of a generation where the things I grew up watching still have impact on me [but] I don't open up old "TV Guides" and sit there and think, "Hmmmm, 'Sanford & Son', that's the the movie I want to do."

You can read the full article at the LA Times and head back here next week to read all about the Scream Awards with video, pictures and more!

Source: LA Times

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