First Full Trailer for Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' with Johnny Depp
"Fight on, Barnabas!" Warner Bros has finally unveiled the official trailer via Apple for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, his fantastical new take on the gothic horror 60's TV series featuring the vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Johnny Depp this time. We've been waiting a while to see this, as numerous set photos and official photos have hit over the last year while it was shooting, but now we actually get to see how it looks and wow is oddly very comedic. The cast includes Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller and Bella Heathcote. Take a look!
Watch the first official trailer for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, in high def from Apple:
A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of 200 year old vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts as master of Collinwood Manor in Collinsport, Maine.
Dark Shadows is directed by imaginative filmmaker Tim Burton, of films including Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland.. He's directing from a script by author-turned-writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) based on the cult ABC TV series created by Dan Curtis. Warner Bros is bringing Dark Shadows to theaters everywhere starting May 11th this summer. So how does that look?
Reader Feedback - 76 Comments
What sorcery is this? REVEAL YOURSELF, TINY SONGSTRESS.
DF on Mar 15, 2012
that had me too!
beevis on Mar 15, 2012
I have to admit, that part actually made me laugh pretty hard lol
LosZombies on Mar 15, 2012
stolen almost in it`s entirety from the movie enchanted
Loser on Mar 16, 2012
party pooper xp
Cabrala92 on Mar 20, 2012
I get it but...that music killed it for me.
Buzzfunk on Mar 15, 2012
Wow I was not expecting that at all but yet I love it! I went from not caring about this to CANT WAIT it seems more like Old School Burton to me I cant wait!
N. on Mar 15, 2012
i thought for sure it would be another crappy edward scissorhands and now im 'applying my foot to my posterior profusely'
Jericho on Mar 15, 2012
YES I CANT WAIT!!! I love Tim Burton!!
Comicfreak37 on Mar 15, 2012
Hmmm... definitely not what I expected (comedy) but I'm still excited. Also, the music for this trailer is a bit much in my opinion...
Zeus on Mar 15, 2012
Jezebel on Mar 15, 2012
Oh Eva Green, why?!? Why must you have Johnny Depp when you can have me! Because I love you!!
bat0u on Mar 15, 2012
The most incredible thing about this is that Helena Bonham Carter looks decent when dressed normally.
Omar Manigque on Mar 15, 2012
Zeus on Mar 15, 2012
She always looks like Tim Burton is her stylist whether in the movies or the red carpet. This is one of the few exceptions.
Omar Manigque on Mar 16, 2012
Looks funny, although it's strange that it's a comedy, as the TV series wasn't (as far as I know).
dangeer on Mar 15, 2012
Oh god... I didn't know the premise... I wish I never did. This looks horrible. Also the trailer is literally nothing special. It is so generic and awful.
DaftBot on Mar 15, 2012
AgentKidSociety on Mar 15, 2012
Okay I must admit, I had no idea what this was supposed to be about...but it looks pretty damn funny. Also, Eva Green is just gorgeous...so yeah.
Chris_G on Mar 15, 2012
My parents are going to be disappointed I think? They were both big fans of the TV series. But I'm actually very happy with this. Reminds me Burton's bizarre family humor in Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. Color me pleasantly amused.
serke on Mar 15, 2012
Keewatin428 on Mar 15, 2012
Uhhhhhh......I'm....not sure how I feel.
Cinephile3 on Mar 15, 2012
*Beats head on desk repeatedly* It's called DARK SHADOWS...not CHEESE SHADOWS! Tim Burton, while I normally love your stuff, please go burn in Hell for this abomination! What would have been a wonderful opportunity to reincarnate Barnabas and the rest of the Collins has been squandered for the sake of cliches and cheap laughs. This hsould have been creepy and intriguing, NOT a comedy. I will not be watching this, period. (I never say I won't watch soemthing, so this is pretty drastic for me)
Matthewsouth on Mar 15, 2012
Janderson on Mar 15, 2012
not what i expected, but seem fun
Truong18 on Mar 15, 2012
How come every revisit to old tv shows has to be done as a comedy? This, 21 Jump Street, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, I Spy, Dragnet, Dukes of Hazzard, etc.?
tommyturner on Mar 15, 2012
I agree. That's a really good question. It's like they think, based on the concept, it'll be really cheesy. So they preemptively make it a cheesy movie... Possibly for a larger audience? But do they consider the audience they're losing from doing this? Ugh. It could've been a decent horror franchise, but instead it's another forgettable missed opportunity. I don't know why I keep getting my hopes up.
FrightTherapy on Mar 15, 2012
Sean on Mar 15, 2012
Boobies of Eva Green - I'm definitely in!
CookieMonster on Mar 15, 2012
It reminds me of the addams family. Mixed with maybe Deep Throat. I can see why he is somewhat in lust with her. Eva is the bomb.
suzyla on Mar 15, 2012
i'm in........looks really funny.
beevis on Mar 15, 2012
This looks aweful. No tact, no class, no subtlety. Count me out.
BanditoJuan on Mar 15, 2012
RJW4259 on Mar 15, 2012
Suggestion; someone lock Tim Burton in a casket and bury him for 200-years... Mars Attacks, Planet of the Apes... c'mon... he hasn't been relevant since Pee Wee's Big Adventure... Okay, I take that back. Edwards Scissorhands was great. Tim... get someone to co-write decent scripts with (for) you... this looks abysmal.
Christopher Buttner on Mar 15, 2012
Timmy, oh Timmy...
Crapola on Mar 15, 2012
Wow! Not at ALL what I was expecting. It was looking a lot like AiW and I imagined it would have the same tone as that film but I'm actually impressed. That was an enjoyable trailer. And Eva Green looks hot!
Traveler on Mar 15, 2012
It seems very formulaic like a movie out of the 90s. If the movie is a big hit then the 90s style of movie making hasn't died. I'm just glad it's not another sappy twilight style vampire movie.
BinaryChaos on Mar 15, 2012
Brilliant. Depp is brilliant. I'm amazed and surprised again. If Heath was alive, he'd be doing some of these roles.
vvs on Mar 15, 2012
Funny how opinions are not relevant either.
Bing12869 on Mar 15, 2012
THe ifrst 42 seconds look amazingly epic until the modern music creeps in and I think it lost me with the comedy! I just don't know. I want to love it but I don't know. Cut the silly music please!!!!
Mrfloosak on Mar 15, 2012
Getting a Beetlejuice vibe here. Cool.
Rogue627 on Mar 15, 2012
FUNNY! Yes! I can't wait to see this. So freakin beautiful 🙂
Davide Coppola on Mar 15, 2012
This movie totally went in a direction that I did not anticipate o.0 Hate to say it, but I think I might just watch it...
LosZombies on Mar 15, 2012
erm that was underwelhming to say the least, i might not like any of burtons past movies so ill get that out of the way. saw this and was wanting to say something positve finally but no. no thanks
chang chang on Mar 16, 2012
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton once some of the coolest most imaginative people in movies, now the sappiest most boring, tired and repetitive guys on earth. I have been a fan of Depp since his Jump street days but now I bid his movies adieu. But hey thats just me hope everyone else like it.
Loser on Mar 16, 2012
I guess younger audiences haven't seen many of their earlier collaborations. For the rest of us, it's retreading very familiar ground and characters.
Max Renn on Mar 16, 2012
I am a fan of the old school "Dark Shadows" and it will be interesting to watch, but like in one of the previous comments, not what I expected. But, I have to give it a chance, maybe
Malone03 on Mar 16, 2012
Adams Family 3.
Kaim on Mar 16, 2012
M.K. Nielsen on Mar 16, 2012
Dark Shadows was not a comedy. You kind of kill it by doing that. I probably won't see it.
jename2 on Mar 16, 2012
I must say Eva Green looks stunning as a blonde.
Cinematic Systematic on Mar 16, 2012
Reason to see this: 1. What else am I going to do? 2. Eva Green. 3. Eva Green. 4. Eva Green.
Quanah on Mar 16, 2012
Not bad! Not bad attall!
DAVIDPD on Mar 16, 2012
Looks like your average Tim Burton film, overrated and boring, but still no matter how bad it'll (you know it's gonna suck) it still will be a financial success, only because of Depp and the suckers that think Burton is still a good director.
A_A on Mar 16, 2012
Wasn't expecting this approach...I liked it, though. Seems like I am the only one who doesn't think Eva Green is pretty. Decent actress though. And for all of you who didn't like the music...it's set in 1972, geniuses, and Barry White is always good for a laugh.
kitano0 on Mar 16, 2012
Saw this being pumped big time on UK breakfast TV this morning!
Best Netflix Movies on Mar 16, 2012
Dark Shadows purists will be disappointed with the comedy, but if you look at this and judge it on it's own merits and accept it as a one-off, it's looks like it could be entertaining. Not a big fan of Burton or the original series, so I'll wait for the dvd.
Dangerous Don Danger on Mar 16, 2012
funny, cocky, corny haha ill get stoned for it 😛
redskulllives on Mar 16, 2012
Actually think this can be quite fun, in that Beetlejuicy sort of way...
nat on Mar 17, 2012
stupid, dumb, and completely NOT the T.V. show serial I remember when it was on ,.....This will Bomb as a comedy.......I was hopeing for scary and horror.....but not this piece of trash
Frank Keen on Mar 17, 2012
Am I the only one who thinks Tim Burton should just stop already...
K1ng on Mar 17, 2012
Nope. He SHOULD. Definitely.
Adrian on Mar 17, 2012
Beetlejuice, meets Sleepy Hollow meets Sweeney Todd
Konan on Mar 17, 2012
meets the adams family
stfugtfo on Mar 18, 2012
Xerxexx on Mar 17, 2012
the people moaning and winging about the original show I watched it all. I seen all the movies. I must say of the movies this is probably the better as the 80s and 90s ones were pathetic. The last time they tried making Barnabas like blonde and shit. The show was ok and whether this is campy and funny or serious it at least makes Barnabas look freakin awesome and adds a lil spark of life to the TV series which at best could be quite boring and cheesy. I understand it was made long time ago so bats on strings was the best effects they could get but still stop hating so much. Its Michael Bays remaking Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles I am a bit more concerned about lol.
Cathrine LadySchlitz Marie on Mar 19, 2012
Lighten up kids, the 60s daytime series screams camp! Drop in some 70s kitsch, ramp up the drama and its time to disco on the dark side. Im hoping for a good time baby.
Steve on Mar 28, 2012
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED??? Tim used to bring a spark to his movies. This music sucks. Has he even been using Danny Elfman? Mr. Burton. Can you please get back to Edward Scissorhands, Beetle Juice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Big Fish. These were my favs by you. You start falling of when you made that aweful charlie and the chocolate factory. Please let Frankieweenie be at least decent. Seen the preview, wasn't so good so far.
Atyou on Mar 31, 2012
Where, oh where is Quentin? I remember this show from the early seventies (a soap opera i was actually interested in.) Depp playing Jonathon Frid works, I just wish they had played it strait (like Headless Horseman), rather than doing the Brady-Bunch parody approach (my same complaint for Land of The Lost, and Starsky and Hutch) Guess i have no sense of humor, (or more willing suspension of disbelief for cheese.)
Htgaines on Apr 4, 2012
I had been looking forward to this movie, but after the trailer..... UGH!
Les on Apr 6, 2012
I BUILT THIS 1970 FORD MAVERICK, SOLD IT TO A GUY IN ENGLAND, THEN HE SOLD IT TO A MOVIE STUDIO THEN IT WAS USED IN THE MOVIE WITH JOHNNY DEPP, DARK SHADOWS.TO SEE THE MOVIE TRAILER: trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/darkshadows/ mavstang50 ON YOUTUBE !
andrew on Apr 16, 2012
you sold it to me it was a great car! they even made profit on it when they sold it on i replaced it with a 68 dart i bought in pasedena!!
gaz linacre on May 10, 2012
Oh well, thought this was to be a tribute to the television series, so much for the waiting guess I will catch it when it comes to AMC or Turner classic won't be paying to see this
Indy1104 on Apr 22, 2012
i love his movies,well most of them anyway...i hope he turns into a multi-millionair someday and buys a condo.He is by-far the Sexiest man still living
Hayspaisley on Apr 26, 2012
JOHNNY????? UR DRACULA NOW?????? FROM MOBSTER TO PIRATE TO FACTORY OWNER AND TO DRACULA.....FIGHT ON JOHNNY
Wan-da-man on May 16, 2012
somebody can tell me please the music name when goes in the train is so amazing thank you
Huleam25 on May 28, 2012
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