Burton and Depp Shooting Dark Shadows Starting Next Year
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?