Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Photos From Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, Set In...

Tim Burton's upcoming Dark Shadows movie will follow Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), a vampire who has been buried for over 200 years trying to integrate with his family in 1972 and deal with the vengeful vampire who buried him, Angelique (Eva Green).


Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith told Empire, "Tim and Johnny took a long time explaining exactly why it had to be 1972. 1969 was too early and 1973 was too late. 1972 is right at the time when the hippie movement and all its peace and love is dying out and being replaced by this me-me-me generation in the '70s who are all about showing their wealth and having everything."

Dark Shadows will be released on May 11, 2012.

Visit empireonline.com for additional photos.

1 comment:

  1. I can see that the movie will have a little more gore than the series. This was the case with the first two Dark Shadows movies, "House of Dark Shadows" and "Night of Dark Shadows". Both of these had the original cast and were made on the early 70's. Because they did not have the confines of daytime television they were both far more gory than the show.

    Hopefully choosing to set this movie in the 70's will lend itself capturing some of the original charm while bringing some new angles to keep the story relevant to our current time.

    I love Barnabas and can't wait to see what they come up. Check out my own song called "Barnabas Collins" here: