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Tim Burton goes back to adapting Mai the Psychic Girl?

05.17.2010

While countless projects enter Hollywood only to be forever condemned to Development Hell, a few swirl around the River Styx long enough to eventually rise to the surface and escape into production.

For example, Latino Review says that Tim Burton has dug up his long-intended adaptation of MAI THE PSYCHIC GIRL, a violent manga by Kazuya Kudo and Ryoichi Ikegami. Burton has been pursuing and developing the property for ages, and even had an eye on Winona Ryder to star back in the 90s.

In the story, Mai is a young girl with amazing telekinetic talents who is hunted by separate factions seeking to control her abilities, as well as dangerous competitors with similar powers.

Latino Review claims that Burton "is supervising the screenplay and has put this on the front burner", although he already seems to have a loaded plate with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, DARK SHADOWS and the SLEEPING BEAUTY spinoff MALEFICENT, among others.

Extra Tidbit: The last I heard of the project was literally a decade ago, when Sony had THE BIG HIT director Kirk Wong attached.
Source: Latino Review

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7:47PM on 05/21/2010

Underage girl with psychic powers?

Better it be him directing this than Roman Polanski. :|
Better it be him directing this than Roman Polanski. :|
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9:34AM on 05/18/2010

nudge, nudge

Hey Tim, remember Ed Wood? I really liked Ed Wood.
Hey Tim, remember Ed Wood? I really liked Ed Wood.
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6:47AM on 05/18/2010
Actually, this could be quite awesome. It's certainly got more of darkly supernatural/sci-fi feel to it than Burton's usual work. Out of all the suggested future projects of his, this one actually sounds the most interesting. I hope he goes forward with it! They're gonna have to change the name, though. It's awful.
Actually, this could be quite awesome. It's certainly got more of darkly supernatural/sci-fi feel to it than Burton's usual work. Out of all the suggested future projects of his, this one actually sounds the most interesting. I hope he goes forward with it! They're gonna have to change the name, though. It's awful.
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9:13PM on 05/17/2010
Some studio is gonna lose their drawers on this one...Come on Tim "Dark Shadows" got game! I'm tellin' ya.
Some studio is gonna lose their drawers on this one...Come on Tim "Dark Shadows" got game! I'm tellin' ya.
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