Edward Twitterhands

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

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