Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Promo For The Night Before
Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get Christ-messy
Exclusive Look At Empire's Amy Schumer Photoshoot
The Trainwreck star hits the silver screen
New Trailer For Ricki And The Flash
Meryl Streep rocks while her family rolls
Diane Keaton Joins The Young Pope
She'll star alongside Jude Law in the TV series
Exclusive New Look At Sanjay’s Super Team
And Pixar director Sanjay Patel talks about his new short
Exclusive: Three New Batman V Superman Pics
Empire offers a fresh look at Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor
Empire Debuts New Deadpool Images
Wade Wilson prepares to break your firewall too
Rachel McAdams In Early Talks For Marvel's Doctor Strange
She's considering a lead role
Richard Linklater Considering The Rosie Project
He may direct Jennifer Lawrence in the book adaptation
Bret McKenzie Writing Bob: The Musical's Songs
Tom Cruise still circling the lead and Michael Chabon may script it
Morgan Freeman Heads Down To A Sunless Sea
He's signed up for some more action
Lori Evans Taylor Given Bed Rest
Horror spec script snapped up by MGM
The Vicious Brothers Directing Horror Pic Temple
From a script by The Guest's Simon Barrett
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 June 2015
New Poster For Johnny Depp's Black Mass
Capping on the dock of the bay
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Eyes (2014)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tim Burton Grooms Mai The Psychic Girl
Possible future Burton project, part 874

18 May 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Latino Review

submit to reddit

The list of projects that Tim Burton might tackle next is getting longer and longer. We could start making them up at this point, and nobody would notice. But according to a trusted source at The Latino Review, Japanese manga Mai, The Psychic Girl has been added to the Burton rolodex.

The comic series, written by Kazuya Kudo and drawn by Ryoichi Ikigami, is about a powerfully psychic 14-year-old girl being pursued by the shady Wisdom Alliance, which already has four psychic kids backing up its plan for world domination.

Mai was one of the first manga to be translated into English in the late 80s, pre-empting the Akira-led explosion in Western popularity in the 90s and beyond. Burton had a film in preparation once before (Sparks even finished a soundtrack) but it ultimately came to nothing. It's taken this long for Burton to re-acquire the rights from Sony.

"Burton is supervising the screenplay and has put this on the front burner" says LR's mysterious fount of knowledge El Taco. So let's recap: Burton now has Mai, the Psychic Girl; the Sleeping Beauty reworking Maleficent; the Johnny Depp-starring goth soap opera Dark Shadows; a stop-motion Addams Family; a full-length extension of his Frankenweenie short; and, maybe, the monster-mash Monsterpocalypse on his agenda. And he's supposed to be producing Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with Timur Bekmambetov.

That's a lot of spinning plates. Which will he drop first?


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

A New Look At Get Him To The Greek
Interviews & clips from the comedy
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

He'll always be my favourite director
Many didn't like Alice In Wonderland. I for one will adore the film for the rest of my life and can't wait for his next movie Tim is an absolute gift to the world More

Posted by monkeyhumour at 11:07 on 21 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What next?
Wait a minute, Tim Burton can't possibly make a million films at the same time! If all the rumours are anything to go by he should be making Dark Shadows, Addams Family, Frankenweenie, Mai the Psychic Girl and the others all like next year! Lets get some hard evidence! Rumours are balls. If however he is making all of these at the same time...I'll eat my hat and go futterwacken myself...vigorously... More

Posted by Edward Nygma at 22:30 on 18 May 2010 | Report This Post

What next?
Burton nails Alice in Wonderland? More

Posted by reinhardt76 at 15:01 on 18 May 2010 | Report This Post

Grooms?
Have I come over all "Daily Mail", or does this title seem unnecessarily tasteless? It certainly casts unfavourable aspersions on poor Mr Burton. More

Posted by gusbuster at 10:07 on 18 May 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

Sven Hansen-Løve Talks Eden
The house DJ on France’s answer to 24 Hour Party People

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

David O. Russell Talks Through First Joy Trailer
The writer/director breaks down the Jennifer Lawrence Oscar hopeful

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)