Burton to Direct Dark Shadows Feature
Though the idea of a Dark Shadows feature film has been on the table for some time now, producer Graham King has confirmed that Tim Burton will begin shooting in early fall 2010, with Johnny Depp slated to play lead vampire Barnabas Collins. For those not familiar with the series, Dark Shadows is a gothic soap opera from the 1960s. Its over 1000 episode run and catering towards both a male and female audience made it a hot commodity, with a 12 episode remake in 1991 and another failed reboot attempt in 2004. Having seen parts of both series, I can safely say that its combination of drama and cheesy horror makes this a great match for Burton’s direction.
Plus, it will be nice to see a non-pussified vampire for a chance.