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Check Out Two More Official Set Photos from Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

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September 27, 2011

Dark Shadows

Just last week we got our first official look at the entire cast in full wardrobe for the big screen adaptation of Dark Shadows, the 1960's gothic daytime serial with vampires, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes and time-paradoxes. Tim Burton is at the helm of the film that seems to call back to "The Munsters" and "The Addams Family" and in a couple new official photos from the set (via Empire), we see the director hard at work with the cast, including a creepy, bloody-handed Johnny Depp. Also, in what may or may not be good news, this film will not be shot or converted into 3D. See the new photos below!

Here are the two new photos from the set of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows via Empire:

Dark Shadows Set Photo 1

Dark Shadows Set Photo 2

Based on the 1960's gothic daytime serial with vampires, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes and time-paradoxes, Tim Burton is directing this adaptation of Dark Shadows written by author turned screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). The film marks yet another collaboration between Burton and actor Johnny Depp, playing vampire Barnabas Collins, and the filmmaker's wife Helena Bonham Carter. The rest of the cast includes Chloe Moretz (Let Me In), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Michelle Pfeiffer (Stardust) and more. Dark Shadows is slated to hit theaters on May 11th, 2012. Looking good so far?

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  • Truong18
    johnny depp will make a good vampire.
  • Xerxexx
    Who's that next to Burton?
    • grimjob
      Don't know his name, but he was the main character in Hackers.
      • Anonymous
        Sick Boy....lol! 
      • Xerxexx
        Jonny Lee Miller!
  • Is Depp playing Pete Docherty? Should be cookie as ever, those crazy kids.......
  • GK
    Depp?  Looks more like Winona Ryder in that pic
  • I can see that the movie will have a little more gore than the series. This was the case with the first two Dark Shadows movies, "House of Dark Shadows" and "Night of Dark Shadows". Both of these had the original cast and were made on the early 70's. Because they did not have the confines of daytime television they were both far more gory than the show. Hopefully choosing to set this movie in the 70's will lend itself capturing some of the original charm while bringing some new angles to keep the story relevant to our current time. I love Barnabas and can't wait to see what they come up. Check out my own song called "Barnabas Collins" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jXQ652Q7LM

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