BREAKING NEWS: Johnny Depp to Star in Big Screen Adaptation of "Dark Shadows"

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HUGE news for the daytime television industry!

is reporting that ABC Daytime's cult classic vampire soap

Dark Shadows

is being made into a feature film with Tim Burton rumored to direct and Johnny Depp attached to star! Although Dark Shadows was short-lived (1966-1971) the show was groundbreaking due to its mix of the supernatural with the traditional elements of serialized dramam and was a forerunner to such supernatural themed soaps as

Port Charles



and even primetime's

Buffy the Vampire Slayer



To my knowledge, although some movies were later turned into daytime soaps-Peyton Place begat Return to Peyton Place- this will be the first time a daytime soap will be adapted for the big screen. Although to be fair, DS, was also made into a blink-and-you-missed it primetime serial for NBC starring Ben Cross as Barnabas and  Another World's Joanna Going as his gothic love Victoria, but I am betting it's the daytime original that is being used for basis.