It's hard to imagine the Oscars without its jaw-dropping ending!
Sadly, this meant the comedian couldn't close the show with
Man, this would have been SO different!
To celebrate the anniversary, screenwriter Caroline Thompson sat down with Variety and revealed some REALLY interesting facts about Burton's classic!
"So in my original treatment, there were actual musical interludes, including lyrics. One of the songs was called I Can't Handle It. It became a straight-up movie instead, and I think it's better served for that."
We can't even imagine what that would have been like! Well, somewhat like A Nightmare Before Christmas we guess…
Thompson also explained the origin of the unusual protagonist:
"One night over drinks, Tim told me about this drawing he'd made in high school of a character who had scissors for hands, and I instantly knew what to do with that image. So I wrote a 70 page treatment in about three weeks and gave it to him. And that's basically the movie we ended up with."
Edward may have been Burton's design, but the screenwriter had a very different muse:
"Edward's character was based on my dog. People love their dogs, so just think of him as the best dog you ever had!"
Now that we think about it, Depp did look pretty mangy… LOLz!
Do you think Edward Scissorhands would have been as successful if it was a musical?