Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Dark Shadows Pic - Depp is all Vampire-y

Check out the new image from the set of the upcoming Dark Shadows, Burton's take on the cult vampire-ghosty-supernatural soap opera from the '60s (kind of True Blood's older, dustier cousin). It shows stars Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins and Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.

Synopsis: The story focuses on Barnabas Collins (Depp), who was transformed into a vampire by a jilted lover (Eva Green's witch Angelique) way back in the 1700s and buried. He's just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer's Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller's Roger - despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that this might be good. The series has a small, yet very loyal following, and I'm hoping that Burton can do the story justice and give us something with some depth, instead of the polished crap he's been cranking out the past several years. I'd love to see a solid return to form from him. I miss the filmmaker I fell in love with on Edward Scissorhands.

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