Goodbye sparkly emo Twilight vampires and hello weird and creepy Dark Shadows movie deliciousness! New Johnny Depp Dark Shadows movie vampire photos have hit the Internet and the delectable movie star looks fabulously wicked as blood-sucking Barnabas Collins in the upcoming film.
We are still waiting on the Dark Shadows trailer video to come out, but at least now we have a few yummy photos from the upcoming film to keep us occupied. DirectorÂ Tim Burton‘s adaption of the cult TV series is due to open on May 11th, but the premiere just can’t come fast enough!
In the Dark Shadows movie remake, Johnny Depp stars as the lead character of vampire Barnabas Collins. Immigrating with his parents from London, England to America in 1752, Collins grows into a rich and powerful playboy enjoying the fabulous life. Unfortunately for the master of Collinwood Manor, he makes the terrible mistake of breaking the heart of a witch (Eva Green). The witch curses him with a terrible fate by turning him into a vampire and burying him alive.
Centuries later, Collins is freed from his earthy tomb and suddenly finds himself in a very different world. After being buried for 200 years, Collins attempts to reintegrate into society in 1972, restore the faded legacy of Colinwood Manor and deal with the remains of his totally crazy and dysfunctional family.
In addition to Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, the film also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Lee Miller, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Chloe Moretz.
For those who never watched the original Dark Shadows TV series, which ran from 1966 to 1971, it was great cheesy fun with terribly bad acting. Director Tim Burton calls his film remake a “weird soap opera” and we are hopeful that means he’ll be giving us a lot of the fabulous camp that made the Dark Shadows TV series so entertaining. (And yes, we know the original series was not intended to be campy, it just was. Especially if you were born 15 years after it originally aired and watched it in re-runs with your mom laughing through half the scenes.)
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