He turned it down.
I'm not a huge Burton fan, but he was at the height of his powers in 86. That would have been interesting.
When Cronenberg met Martin Scorcese, Scorcese said that the young director looked like a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon. The cameo was Cronenberg's way of winking at this assessment.
Those are good friends to have.
He wanted people to take it seriously.
Academy Award Winner Howard Shore (The Lord Of The Rings) composed the music and Pulitzer Prize Winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) wrote the libretto. The original production was directed by David Cronenberg in 2008
Two moved the body while one pumped the blood.