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Burton and Depp Shooting Dark Shadows Starting Next Year

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December 7, 2009
Source: SciFi Wire

Tim Burton - Dark Shadows

Ah man, not another vampire movie?! Don't worry, this one will be a bit different than we've seen recently. Although we've heard this before (see here), producer Graham King confirmed again with SciFi Wire that Tim Burton's Dark Shadows movie will shoot next year. "We're actually going to shoot that film next September/October with Tim Burton and Johnny [Depp]," King told them. Depp will play the 175-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins, who is in search of fresh blood and his lost love. Dark Shadows is based on a horror TV show that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. Tim Burton is directing a script written by John August.

"We've been working on the script a lot, even though [Tim's] working on Alice," King added. "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 or October of next year." August previously wrote the Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Corpse Bride scripts for Tim Burton. Burton is currently finishing up Alice in Wonderland, due out next March, and will then jump onto Dark Shadows. So if Depp is shooting this next September, does that mean he'll still have enough time to shoot another Pirates of the Caribbean, too?

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1

BEST NEWS EVER.

Johnny Heartless on Dec 7, 2009

2

is his lost love portrayed by kristen stewart? cause that would sure draw money at the box office, especially if there are flashbacks to his younger self portrayed by the main twilight vampire guy ... too easy

Janny on Dec 7, 2009

3

Even though Tim Burton and Depp are part of this, it's still a vampire movie and I won't pay a penny to see it. I'm tired of vampire movies. Even before all this twilight BS I've had enough of vampires. Hollywood should just let the genre die already.

Dan W on Dec 7, 2009

4

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp make a Kick-Ass team!!!!

Said on Dec 7, 2009

5

#3, they can't... im not sayn i dont want them to, i mean i hate twilight.... with a Passion!... but they cant, they wont its somethin they cant die (like vampires XD) becuase its a classic story, a story everyone knows since they were children... thats why it wont die, every generation there will be a new movie of vampires so not to sound like an "ASS" but Deal With It!!!

Said on Dec 7, 2009

6

forget a new pirates movie, dark shadows sounds great

samuel j on Dec 7, 2009

7

Tim and Johnny need to stop sucking each others dicks. My favorite Burton films didn't have Johnny in them and where both original screenplays. You have pull in the industry Burton why are you continuing these remakes???

shadow on Dec 7, 2009

8

Ugh, not another Burton-Depp movie.

ebbie on Dec 7, 2009

9

@#6, I sorry, but i gonna have to disagree with you there!. Those of us who are pirates of the caribbean fans, need another pirates of the caribbean movie!. The last two movie kinda, were not original like the first movie!. So we need another "original" pirates of the caribbean movie like curse of the black pearl !!!!!!!!!!!!.

Sean on Dec 7, 2009

10

sorry about my typo's in my previous comment ,i just posted before this one!. I annoyingly tend to do that!.

Sean on Dec 7, 2009

11

Yeah, I think it's time for Burton to give the Depp a rest. Saying that I'd watch a hamster dressed as a vampire if I'd sniffed enough glue crack on my eye sausages. Gllog.

Crapola on Dec 7, 2009

12

Hate Burton fuck Depp.

Cody on Dec 7, 2009

13

Need more...sounds meh.

Tra la la la la di da on Dec 7, 2009

14

wasn't there makeup tests for this forever ago? Johnny Depp with sweeney todd esq hair and some mirrors in the shot?

JP on Dec 8, 2009

15

More plastic hollywood gothic...plucked from the Burton film factory for retarded youth.

loci on Dec 8, 2009

16

thumbs down

smacky on Dec 8, 2009

17

"Ah man, not another Burton / Depp movie?!" - Fixed...

RPD on Dec 8, 2009

18

Oh great, another vampire project. Been almost a week since they announced the last one.

NadaNuff on Dec 8, 2009

19

Hot Topic employees all over America just nerdgasmed. It's been too long since Edward Scissorhands. I mean Nightmare before Christmas. I mean Sweeney Todd. I mean...it's all good. The Mad Hatter might suffice as a new icon for angsty emo kids until this movie hits.

SuicidalOptimist on Dec 8, 2009

20

Hopefully these vampires will acctually act like......you know......VAMPIRES!

Six Three on Dec 8, 2009

21

Burton, you've GOT to find a new leading actor. We've seen Depp plenty enough in your movies and not all of them were a success imo.

Robbie on Dec 8, 2009

22

pirates is supposed to start fiming this spring, which will give them plenty of time to shoot dark shadows... just so ya know

indyjack86 on Dec 8, 2009

23

I loved watching Dark Shadows. I think Mr Depp will make a fabulous Barnabas. He is such a genius actor. In every role he potrays he simply wow's the audience. He is truly gifted. I will look forward to seeing this come to life ont he big screen.

KelliAnn Cullen on Dec 8, 2009

24

Hmmm, Burton and Depp making a vampire movie? Sounds terrible!! Um NO it doesn't! Sounds great!

Phontsolo on Dec 8, 2009

25

Dark shadow looks a intresting film i like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp they will set out a film schedule for Depp to film pirates of the caribbean 4 and Dark shadow 🙂

Cineprog on Dec 8, 2009

26

i'm down for anything that involves both depp and burton

guh on Dec 8, 2009

27

That's great news, Burton and Depp are an awesome team.

Fisherr on Dec 8, 2009

28

How do you find out where they're shooting this and go about working on the set?

PA on Dec 13, 2009

29

I could understand the complaining if the Depp/Burton team was crap, but they've done nothing but great movies. Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd, etc. are all fantastic movies. Maybe you can argue Charlie and the Chocolate factory wasn't up to par, but the rest are good. As long as they continue to make good movies, whats there to complain about?

Kris on Dec 21, 2009

30

I think Burton is too close to Depp and can't really think objectively. It would be nice to get some new blood (excuse my horrible pun) for a change.

N on Dec 25, 2009

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