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During the mid-2000s, Burton was scheduled to direct a film based on Ripley's Believe It or Not!, with Jim Carrey as Robert Ripley and a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film went over budget, and it was scrapped by Paramount Pictures. Burton moved on to direct Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Why It Was Cancelled

  • The film went over budget.
  • Tim Burton moved on to direct Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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