A lot of updates! Let's break it up by people Helena first--
The Telegraph reports that HBC will star in a BBC film, Toast, about the writer, Nigel Slater. Slater will be played by Freddie Highmore, who worked with Helena on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, read more at the link!
Johnny Depp related news: The next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides, is going to be shot in 3D (not a big surprise) read more here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10121348.stm
And finally, Tim Burton rumors (?) and Dark Shadows update:
--Burton is said to be making yet another movie (first a Sleeping Beauty and an Addams Family adaption, Frankenweenie, Dark Shadows, producing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and then Monsterpocalypse was the latest rumor) this time it's one he wanted to make back in the 80's, "Mai, the Psychic Girl". Read more about Tim Burton's possible adaptation of the Japanese manga novels here: http://screenrant.com/tim-burton-mai-psychic-girl-ross-60405/
--Producer Richard Zanuck has confirmed the making of the Dark Shadows adaptation, though things are going along slowly, read everything he had to say at Movieweb.com