Tim Burton’s next story is currently being written through dozens of tweets by people like you and me.
Tim Burton is primarily known as the director and producer of films such as 1989’s Batman and the recent Alice in Wonderland remake, but he’s got writing chops too as seen with Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. However, Tim Burton is leaving the writing of his next story up to you, with a new experiment taking many people’s tweets and combining them together.
The project is called Tim Burton’s Cadavre Exquis. Cadavre Exquis means “exquisite corpse,” which is a technique that takes contributions from multiple sources to create the final product. These contributions must typically follow specific rules.
The only rule for Tim Burton’s Cadavre Exquis is that you must write out a tweet based on the previous tweets accepted into the story. Anyone can contribute, even Kanye West. The story currently follows a character named Stainboy that encounters a mysterious pile of goo.
As of this writing, the Cadavre Exquis is 21 tweets long. You can add your own vision for Stainboy and the goo’s future here, but the experiment will only run until December 6. If your tweet is accepted, you’ll get your name in lights on the Cadavre Exquis website along with being part of something cool.
Source: Burton Story