Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in New Image from 'Dark Shadows'

January 12, 2012
Source: Bloody Disgusting

Dark Shadows

Just earlier today some new images from The Dark Knight Rises came from a huge preview issue of Entertainment Weekly, and now one more image has surfaced online, this one from Tim Burton's peculiar big screen adaptation of the 1960's gothic daytime serial Dark Shadows with vampires, ghosts, ghouls, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes and time-paradoxes. Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer are featured, and in a way, this gives us a different look at the film rather than the staged first look with the entire cast from last year. I still don't know what to expect from this film though. See the new photo below!

Here's the new image from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows from EW (via Bloody Disgusting):

Dark Shadows - Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer

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. Warner Bros. is bringing Dark Shadows to theaters everywhere on May 11th, 2012. Looking good?

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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments


Burton really has been miss on the hit or miss category...perhaps he will redeem himself?

Xerxexx on Jan 12, 2012


not by box office money.  I didnt like AIW at all, but it made over a  billion numbers.  He hasnt really had a flop in a good while.   I think he needs to do something original, but I dont wanna sit thru another Sucker Punch.

Frightened Inmate #2 on Jan 12, 2012


As long as Johnny Depp, is t he sucker doing the sucking 😉 I'll do the sitting 🙂 <3

GinaLisa04 on Jan 12, 2012


The Rum Diary was a flop.

Kelly J Bond on Jan 12, 2012



Jericho on Jan 12, 2012


The Rum Diary wasn't a Tim Burton film. 

Guest on Jan 13, 2012


Rum Diary was also very good...despite how much money it made.

Filmfan_1 on Jan 12, 2012


Isnt that the younger version of Barnabas? It is not Johnny Depp me thinks...

Chris on Jan 12, 2012


SO hard to see Depp in that picture. Looks cool. And Rum Diary was garbage..

GCC on Jan 12, 2012


He looks a boy! Can't wait to see this movie!!!

Anne_n_charleston on Jan 12, 2012


Jury's still out.  I want so much to like this movie, since I was (and am) a fan of the series.  I was a bit dismayed to hear Bonham-Carter say she thought it would be "funny."  I can't think of any DS fans who want to see it made into a spoof.  Depp, however, is also a fan, and owns the rights to the story, as I understand it, so hopefully he will keep the film true to its roots.

Rapierdiva on Jan 12, 2012


Eh...reserving judgement until this is in theaters is getting harder and harder.

DAVIDPD on Jan 12, 2012


I swear Depp is getting younger looking,this is a definite see.

tir na nog on Jan 13, 2012


Just when you think Depp can't look so different in ANOTHER of the wall gothic movie he shows up pretending to be Robert Pattinson. Crazy times.

Blargh on Jan 13, 2012


Looking forward to this!

Davide Coppola on Jan 13, 2012


This looks impressive, but Burton hasn't done a solid film in a good minute. We'll see if Johnny can steer this.

Johnny Neat on Jan 13, 2012


He looks like Jack White from the white stripes.

Danimal on Jan 13, 2012


Ethan, from what I understand, the story line is supposed to take place after the events of the 60's show, which would be more along the lines of the Dark Shadows: Revival from the 90's. I think Barnabas is too pale in this pick, in the series he was not so noticibly pale, and with Pfeiffer standing next to him (who is already pale as a ghost) it just looks rediculous.

Matthewsouth on Jan 13, 2012


Hmmm that looks nothing like Johnny Depp

Mr. Tibbs on Jan 13, 2012


Alice Cooler has a cameo in this. That is my singular reason for seeing this. That, and to see Tim Burton parody himself for the fifth time.

Gutsspill on Jan 13, 2012


*Cooper Much appreciated, auto-correct.

Gutsspill on Jan 13, 2012


Depp looks like he's ready to join the cast of Twilight. I'll reserve judgment until I see a trailer. 

Dangerous Don Danger on Jan 13, 2012


I was the same, then saw the trailer. He completely hams it up, it's great stuff.

Candle_Wick on Apr 25, 2012


johnny depp is coolest and sexist man alive just look at him specially as vampire he's awesome ,who the hell is he robert pattinson....just ugly one  

Johnny on Jan 15, 2012


are you serious Johnny Depp...get away from these make up wearing, emo looking roles and make a serious movie again! like Public Enemies.

Natemontalvo on Jan 29, 2012


Being an original Dark Shadows kid from the 60's when the show WAS new, I dont know if Tim Burton can pull this off or not. I'm not going to judge it until I see it, but time will tell. Dark Shadows from the 90's wasnt too bad, but I hope this new one will keep with the original "feel" of the original and not too updated and ruin it tryin' to be too modern-ish. Johnny Depp is good in other movies, but the make-up he's wearin' looks more "Circus Clown" -ish or too "Zombie"..and the hair style is all wrong too. Hey Tim, dont go and mess this up, because us original fans will be watching and waiting.

Daytripper66 on Apr 11, 2012


Finally watched the trailer for this yesterday. Looks very good, and damn funny. Great ensemble cast. I think Burton's back on track here.

Candle_Wick on Apr 25, 2012

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