Unless you’re Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter or a blind hairdresser, its highly unlikely that you've exchanged text messages with Tim Burton in the past.
However, that has all changed now, as the Academy Award winning director - responsible for the likes of ‘Beetlejuice’ and the recent reworking of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ - is offering an open invitation for you to bombard him with your musings as part of a crowd-sourced story project.
Cadavre Exquis (based on the Surrealist parlour game ‘Exquisite Corpse’) is billed as a “story-making adventure” which takes place in the fantasy world of Twitter and sees users of the ubiquitous micro-blogging platform adding additional lines of text to an ongoing narrative.
The best tweets received between 22nd November and the 6th December under the hashtag ‘#BurtonStory’ will be added to the overall story. Burton himself set the process in motion by tweeting a brief opener re-introducing the character Stainboy (pictured) who first appeared in a series of flash animation shorts in 2000.
The promotion is a direct tie-in with a simultaneous exhibition on Tim Burton developed by The Museum of Modern Art in New York