Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dark Shadows and Harry Potter

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Dark Shadows: the next Tim Burton/Johnny Depp (and most likely Helena!) Film
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Dark Shadows Next For Burton and Depp?

The publicity juggernaut for Michael Mann's Public Enemies has thrown out this little nugget from Johnny Depp, reported over at Bloody Disgusting. Dark Shadows could be the next Tim Burton/Depp collaboration following Alice in Wonderland.

"It's happening", says Depp. "The script is very close. We'll probably attack it next year."

Dark Shadows was a show that ran on the ABC network for more than 1200 episodes between 1966 and 1971. It featured ghosts, vampires, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes, time-shifting and a good deal of melodrama, with the cast often playing more than one character.

It cheerfully plundered gothic literature and horror classics, scenes were generally in the can after a single take, and the special effects would have made Ed Wood wince. Depp has apparently been a huge fan since childhood. There was an unsuccessful attempt at a revival in 1991.

So, perfect material for Burton then, although his naysayers may point out, not entirely unfairly, that this is not exactly new territory. A camp gothic extravaganza starring Johnny Depp, directed by Tim Burton. Who would've thunk it?

Owen Williams

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