Producer Graham King says:
"We're actually going to shoot that film next September/October with Tim Burton and Johnny. We've been working on the script a lot, even though he's working on 'Alice.' We've been given a script. John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride) wrote the first screenplay. We're making some changes, but the film's going to be in production, as I say, September or October of next year."