BREAKING NEWS–Tim Burton press conference at Venice Film Festival may include Johnny Depp

The news coming in from Venice just keeps getting better and better! In conjuction with the Venice Film Festival’s Tim Burton Day on Wednesday, September 5th, Tim Burton will be holding a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Italian daylight time–and Burton fansites are reporting that the director will be accompanied by the stars of SWEENEY TODD, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Longtime Zone readers will recall that was the case in Toronto for the CORPSE BRIDE premiere: Burton, Depp, and Bonham Carter held a joint (and very witty) press conference to promote the film. We hope this rumor proves true; since all three will be in Venice for Burton’s Golden Lion ceremony that evening, it does seem credible. The Venice Film Festival will offer a live feed of the press conference on Wednesday; here is a link to their site: For our U.S. readers, the press conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time and 4:30 a.m. Pacific–please join us on the Zone for some morning revels.

Many thanks to emma for breaking the story about the press conference, GAO for news from Japanese fansites, and AnaMaria for help with time conversion. –Part-Time Poet