Tim Burton is never one to shy away from the bizarre and unexpected. While he has been able to push many boundaries, sometimes getting the studio on board is his biggest problem.

"My favorite one was when I tried to convince the studio to make my idea of a musical version of 'House Of Wax' with Michael Jackson," Burton tells Yahoo! UK. "It was many years ago but that's the one that springs to mind. They did not go for that one at all."

"House of Wax" was originally released in 1953 as a horror movie (it was a remake of 1933's "Mystery of the Wax Museum"). The film centers around a Madame Tussauds-esque wax museum and the spooky turn it takes after being set on fire. It was remade in 2005, starring Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton.

Though Jackson had limited experience as an actor, Burton wasn't the only big-name director who wanted to make a film with him. Jackson made his screen debut in the 1978 film Sidney Lumet film "The Wiz," playing The Scarecrow. He also starred in the short film "Captain EO" for director Francis Ford Coppola. In 2002, director Barry Sonnenfeld hired Jackson to cameo as Agent M in "Men In Black II." Even Martin Scorsese got into the Jackson business: He directed the video for "Bad," which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a new documentary from director Spike Lee.

For more, head over to Yahoo! UK.

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  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Thriller. (C) 1982 MJJ Productions Inc. #VEVOCertified on October 29, 2010. www.vevo.com www.youtube.com

  • Michael Jackson - Beat It

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Beat It. © 1982 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Billie Jean. © 1982 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing They Don't Care About Us. (C) 1996 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Remember The Time

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Remember The Time. (C) 1992 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Black Or White

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Black Or White. © 1991 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Earth Song

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Earth Song. © 1995 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing The Way You Make Me Feel. © 1987 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Bad

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Bad. © 1987 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson's Vision)

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson's Vision). (C) 2010 MJJ Productions, Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Man In The Mirror. © 1987 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing You Are Not Alone. © 1995 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - This Is It

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing This Is It. (C) 2009 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Rock With You

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Rock With You. © 1980 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Dirty Diana. (C) 2009 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Michael Jackson - Jam

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Jam. (C) 1992 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Scream

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Scream. © 1995 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Ghost

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Ghost. (C) 2000 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  • Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing She's Out Of My Life. (C) 1979 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough. (C) 2001 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  • Michael Jackson - You Rock My World

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing You Rock My World. © 2002 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Heal The World

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Heal The World. (C) 1991 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Who Is It

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Who Is It. (C) 1993 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Stranger In Moscow

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Stranger In Moscow. (C) 1996 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Give In To Me

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Give In To Me. (C) 1993 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (Live)

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Dirty Diana. © 1987 MJJ Productions Inc.

  • Michael Jackson - Cry

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Cry. (C) 2000 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  • Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Michael Jackson - Human Nature

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Human Nature. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment

  • Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me

    Music video by Michael Jackson performing Another Part Of Me. (C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment