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Tim Burton, Johnny Depp Reportedy Team Up for Dark Shadows Movie

Rumor has it today that we'll be getting more spooky, dark delight from the brilliantly talented duo Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Depp is reportedly producing and possibly starring as Barnabas Collins in a film adaptation of the 1960s "daytime supernatural soap opera" Dark Shadows. Tim Burton is attached to direct and screenwriter John August (a frequent Burton collaborator) will be brought in to write the script.

So far, the basic IMDB description of the movie version is this: "A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts."

I can't wait to hear more about the plot and find out which role Helena Bonham Carter will play! I just love these guys.


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Melly80 Melly80 8 years
I watched the Ben Cross version..loved it and am sure I'll love this version too
wilma1 wilma1 8 years
I'll go watch it and can't wait.I watch that show back in the 60s.I guess that is why I love Johnny Depp.He can suck my blood.The Hot and Sexy Vampire.
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
Coolio! I heard in an interview they were thinking about this. I look forward to seeing the results. Oh, and that Helena Bonham Carter line was priceless! LOL. But on a serious note, I do like her as an actress. Hehe. :)
duffy duffy 8 years
oh my god, I just screamed out loud!!! so excited!!!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I will watch any Johnny Depp film, however when the project also includes Tim Burton... I will DEFINITELY see the film. I cannot wait for more info on this project.
britnish britnish 8 years
i can't wait!
amkc amkc 8 years
I don't know which of these two men I love more - but I'd see anything they make.
scullylam scullylam 8 years
i'm glad this info is spreading. i heard this a year or more ago. anyway depp is a fan of the series and insisted on it to be created as a film so this film is going to be really good and if not, i'm still going to see it since the original series is really good. and dang, if they have vicki going back in time to the witch trials, awesome!!!!
darlene darlene 8 years
I'd see this
zombielove zombielove 8 years
JD can do no wrong acting wise. He has a way of morphing into the charcters he's playing and makes them believable.
katecat katecat 8 years
I'd let Johnny Depp suck my neck :)
Livvy-P Livvy-P 8 years
I used to love watching the re-runs of this when I was little!!! Oh wow - I will definitely see this! I just adore Johnny Depp. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a big screen 21 Jump Street, and JD as the seasoned detective Tom Hanson! ::swoon::!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I have never heard of Dark Shadows, but the plot description sounds great. I love any Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration, especially if it involves Helena Bonham Carter and composer Danny Elfman as well.
lucy76 lucy76 8 years
My grandma got me hooked on this show on VHS as a kid. I hope they keep some of the original scenes. I also hope that some network reairs some of the episodes in atticipation for the film.
Kurious1 Kurious1 8 years
Loved the original show. I can't quite see Johnny as Barnabus, but I'm sure he'll deliver a great performance. I'll definitely watch it.
dracodarling dracodarling 8 years
Loved that show! I use to watch it on the tv as a child even though it was about twenty or so years old. Then when they revised the show with Ben Cross; I was so entrigued by it. Interesting though the casting of Depp as Collins because I just don't see him as this character but more of the governess's love interest or Willie. Would be a great and different role of him! Collins was a noble gentlemen that was turned into a vampire by a mystical vampress named Angelique.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Ohh. I hope they keep the original music and the rotating credits. That was a cool show.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
when my mother was pregnant with me, she was addicted to watching dark shadows in the afternoons, and is convinced its why i turned out so "strange"
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I'd love to have a "run in" with a vampire Johnny Depp. Sex-ay!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I love Tim Burton and Johnny Depp - can't wait for this! :-)
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I'd see it.
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I love any sort of Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration. I'm excited :)
annebreal annebreal 8 years
If they keep it campy I will so see this!
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