Acclaimed director Tim Burton has just been given some new responsibilities. According to the Associated Press, he will head the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Jury. It was recently announced that the Gothic filmmaker would be the one to the lead the judging process at this year’s festival, and in typical Burton fashion, he was low key but thankful for the honor.

Some of Burton’s most well known films include his 1989 version of Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Ed Wood, which have all led up to his latest feat Alice in Wonderland. The Cannes Film Festival will run from May 12th to May 23rd, and will feature a jury of nine members, which will be led by Burton. The rest of the jurors have yet to be named, but they’re expected to be announced fairly soon. At the moment, Burton is still in shock over his new gig and calls it a great honor.

After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I’m finally ready for this,” he said in a statement. When you think of Cannes you think of world cinema. And as films have always been like dreams to me, this is a dream come true,” he said.

Congratulations to Tim on his new title as Head of the Jury, I’m interested to see who else will pop up alongside him at this year’s festival.

Who do you think will join Burton on the Cannes’ jury?