Burton and Depp Shooting Dark Shadows Starting Next Year

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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  • Janny
    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
  • Dan W
    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.
  • Said
    Tim Burton and Johnny Depp make a Kick-Ass team!!!!
  • Said
    #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!!!
  • samuel j
    forget a new pirates movie, dark shadows sounds great
  • shadow
    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???
  • ebbie
    Ugh, not another Burton-Depp movie.
  • @#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 !!!!!!!!!!!!.
  • sorry about my typo's in my previous comment ,i just posted before this one!. I annoyingly tend to do that!.
  • 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.
  • Cody
    Hate Burton fuck Depp.
  • Tra la la la la di da
    Need more...sounds meh.
  • JP
    wasn't there makeup tests for this forever ago? Johnny Depp with sweeney todd esq hair and some mirrors in the shot?
  • loci
    More plastic hollywood gothic...plucked from the Burton film factory for retarded youth.
  • smacky
    thumbs down
  • RPD
    "Ah man, not another Burton / Depp movie?!" - Fixed...
  • NadaNuff
    Oh great, another vampire project. Been almost a week since they announced the last one.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    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's all good. The Mad Hatter might suffice as a new icon for angsty emo kids until this movie hits.
  • Six Three
    Hopefully these vampires will acctually act know......VAMPIRES!
  • Robbie
    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.
  • indyjack86
    pirates is supposed to start fiming this spring, which will give them plenty of time to shoot dark shadows... just so ya know
  • KelliAnn Cullen
    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.
  • Phontsolo
    Hmmm, Burton and Depp making a vampire movie? Sounds terrible!! Um NO it doesn't! Sounds great!
  • Cineprog
    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 :)
  • guh
    i'm down for anything that involves both depp and burton
  • Fisherr
    That's great news, Burton and Depp are an awesome team.
  • PA
    How do you find out where they're shooting this and go about working on the set?
  • Kris
    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?
  • N
    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.




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