Thursday, May 20, 2010


Forget Team Edward and Team Jacob! 
According to movie execs, director Tim Burton and film star Johnny Depp are making a feature film version of the classic 1960's gothic TV soap opera Dark Shadows, and producer Graham King now confirms that the film will shoot in the fall, with Depp to play broody vampire Barnabas Collins.
"We're actually going to shoot that film early September with Tim Burton and Johnny," King said in a group interview Friday in Los Angeles.

Burton finished Alice in Wonderland, which also stars Depp which opened March 5th. King is already prepping production on Dark Shadows with screenwriters so that it is ready for Burton to shoot this fall.

"We've been working on the script a lot, even when he was working on Alice," King continued. "We've been given a script. John August wrote the first screenplay. We're making some changes, but the film's going to be in production, as I say, September of this year. We were hoping for a Christmas release date, who knows."

Dark Shadows was a daytime soap opera on ABC from 1966 to 1971 featuring Jonathan Frid as Collins. NBC tried a weekly prime-time series reboot in 1991. The original was famous for its gothic tone and setting. Oh! I can hardly wait!