Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and a new Dark Shadows

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 07, 2010 in News tagged with , ,

Actor Johnny Depp, left, and director Tim Burton.

While I’m getting heartily sick of vampires popping up all over, this sounds to me like a possible winner. Tim Burton’s adaptation of the 1960s TV gothic soap opera Dark Shadows is going ahead with  Johnny Depp  playing vampire Barnabas Collins (originally played by Jonathan Frid). Seth Grahame Smith (P and P and Zombies) will be writing the script.

I guess with Depp playing Barnabas, the character will be a little smoothed out around the edges.

The cast of the original Dark Shadows

Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins in the original Dark Shadows

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