Tim Burton has been selected to head the 2010 Cannes Film Festival jury, its organizers said on Tuesday.
"After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I’m finally ready for this," the 51-year-old director said in a statement.
Burton’s “Ed Wood” made its debut at Cannes in 1995.
"When you think of Cannes you think of world cinema,” he said. “And as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true."
French actress Isabelle Huppert led the jury in 2009.
The two-week festival, now in its 63rd year, runs May 12-23.