"Like doing THE SOUND OF MUSIC but with lots of blood"–Tim Burton discusses his upcoming film SWEENEY TODD with MTV

In an interview with MTV’s Larry Carroll, Tim Burton described his vision for his upcoming film of SWEENEY TODD. He sees his version of the Stephen Sondheim musical as “a hard R-rated horror flick.” Tim said, “You can’t really skimp on that stuff–it’s got to be what it is. It’s not going to be a G-rated movie, no.” After laughing, Tim added, “It’s kind of like doing THE SOUND OF MUSIC but with lots of blood, so I don’t know how that’s going to work out. We’ll see. I’m excited to try it.”

Tim also confirms that his Sweeney Todd, Johnny Depp, will be doing his own singing in the movie. “It’s going to be the [actors singing]. That’s important. It’s a movie, it’s not a Milli Vanilli record.” When MTV asked if the director was concerned about gambling his multimillion-dollar movie on a singing voice he’s never even heard, Tim replied, “No. I go over to his house and we sing show tunes every night. It’s a ritual with us,” he laughed. “Johnny is great,” Tim added. “I’m always looking for some new kind of challenge, and this certainly is that. We are laughing about it already, and we haven’t even started yet.”

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