This project has been floating around Hollywood for awhile now, most recently with Sam Mendes attached as director, though he ditched it shortly after Jarhead hit the streets. The musical, which came out in 1979 and won 8 Tony Awards, tells a pretty twisted tale just perfect for Burton. Benjamin Barker (a/k/a Sweeney Todd) returns to London seeking revenge on the folks who sent him to prison on bogus charges. In doing so, he sets up a barbershop in which he kills his customers, then rids himself of the body parts through his unassuming partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, who uses them for delicious meat pies.
Not surprisingly, Depp will play Sweeney Todd himself, though there's still no word on whether or not they will use John Logan's existing script or re-write it completely. Yum, this one sounds like fun - what do you think?
[via Coming Soon]