CATEGORIES Horror, Music & Musicals, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, New Releases, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalThis week, we finally get to see what the ghoulish Sweeney Todd is made of; or, rather, what he's like in the mind of Tim Burton. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes out this Friday, and Moviefone has unleashed its latest Unscripted interview between director Tim Burton and star Johnny Depp. If talk of shoes, touching moments, and letter-writing weren't up your alley with Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank in the P.S. I Love You installment, this should entertain you a little bit more.
They've both faced a mountain of scary things, from the eerie Legend of Sleepy Hollow to, well, a murderous barber, but this time around, they're both scared. I guess there's just something about unscripted reality that's a bit more daunting. There's talk of flatulent horses, how the two met, fans, reality, and Depp's inspiration for the film. Johnny talks about Steven Sondheim's music, and how that brought the character to him, but unfortunately, he doesn't mention his eerier actor practices, which came out last December -- him listening to creepy music and slicing through the air as if he was slicing throats.
But the best should come on Friday, when the film hits theaters. If you've never stepped onto Fleet Street before -- Todd is a bitter man who was wrongly imprisoned and is determined to have his vengeance. Instead of going Dexter, Todd decides to open up a barber shop to kill his victims, with the help of Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), a woman who knows what spices complement human flesh.