Let’s hope Tim Burton knows how to say merci beaucoup.
The celebrated genre filmmaker will be honored with the prestigious Lumiere Award at the 14th edition of the Lumiere Festival in Lyon, France–an event that stretches from Oct. 15-23, according to a report on Deadline.
Burton will be singled out, according to the festival organizers, for the “heroes, monsters, monstrous heroes and heroic monsters” that populate his cinematic world.
Burton’s 40-year career includes such genre hits as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Dark Shadows (2012).
Burton’s most recent directorial effort will be the Wednesday Netflix series slated to debut this fall. The series stars Jenna Ortega in the titular role, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzman as Gomez, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, George Burcea as Lurch, Victor Dorobantu as the disembodied Thing and Christina Ricci in an undisclosed role.
The show–based on the classic ’60s TV series The Addams Family–follows Wednesday at Nevermore Academy, where she “attempts to master her emerging psychic abilities, thwart a monstrous killing spree and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago,” according to the synopsis.
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