Tim Burton On The ‘Beauty’ Of The ‘Twilight’ Phenomenon

A couple weeks ago, in an exclusive chat, Tim Burton told us that he plans to film his delightfully peculiar supernatural movie “Dark Shadows” next year. Adapted from a cult classic ‘60s soap opera, the film will star Johnny Depp as the lover/biter Barnabas Collins.

That’s right: Tim Burton is making a vampire flick, and making one at time when the blood-suckers, from “Twilight” to “True Blood” to “The Vampire Diaries,” are experiencing a pop culture resurrection. How does Burton feel about joining the vampire zeitgeist? How will his “Shadows” stack up against “Twilight”?

“You can’t predict when something is going to become a phenomenon, and that’s the beauty of it,” he told MTV’s Josh Horowitz at Comic-Con.

Check out the video to hear Burton discuss “Harry Potter,” why entertainment phenomena are so hard to forecast, and who he wants to watch “Twilight” with one day.