Johnny Depp in New “Dark Shadows” Set Photos – First Look!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Some of the best movie roles and epic characters have been blessed by the work of Johnny Depp.

Now, Depp embarks over to the dark side with the remake of the 1960’s television series “Dark Shadows”.

Curiously, the series was actually considered a soap opera when it first aired.

Warner Brothers has released the first glimpse of Depp on the set in full Barnabas attire and we got to say… they look a little bizarre.

Not that there is anything wrong with that - we’re just saying we were expecting more of a “Twilight” effect rather than the Michael Jackson effect.

Johnny Depp on set of "Dark Shadows"
The movie is directed by Tim Burton and will star Depp so you can only imagine what the end result will be – but expect your classic dramatic horror mystery thriller.

Filming is currently underway and the final product is due for release in May 2012.

The current “Dark Shadows” movie is described as,

“A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts and is based on the popular "Dark Shadows" TV series.”

You see, sometime around 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins and their young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool England to start a new life in the United States. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that plagued their family.

Twenty years has passed and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) is now the master of Collinwood Manor. Barnabas is rich, powerful, and a confirmed playboy...until he makes the critical mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green).

Barnabas Collins
A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death - turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive.

Twenty years later, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his crypt and materializes into the very changed world of 1972.

Of course Johnny Depp will be playing the role of the now infamous Barnabas Collins, Chloe Moretz will take on the role of Carolyn Stoddard, Helena Bonham Carter will portray Dr. Julia Hoffman, and Michelle Pfeiffer will play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.

For those not familiar with the original series, here is a glimpse of Barnabas returning to Collinwood after being gone for 20 years.

Okay, so in today’s standards that may seem little dull, but in its day “Dark Shadows” was ground breaking stuff.

Imagine – vampires on TV!

Anyway, if anybody can pull it off it is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.

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