Johnny Depp Discusses Dark Shadows




Soap fans waiting on word about the upcoming Dark Shadows revival don’t have to wait any longer! While promoting his new film Alice in Wonderland star Johnny Depp had this to say about Dark Shadows:

Tim and I have tossed the idea for Dark Shadows over the years. It was a TV program in the States in the late 60s and early 70s that I remember watching as a kid. I was obsessed with this character, Barnabas Collins, who was a vampire. I came to find out many years later that when he was a kid, Tim ran home like I did to watch that Gothic soap opera. It was a very strange thing back then.We looked at ways to go, story-wise. We’ve started to come up with something interesting. If all goes well, I will jump into that toward the end of this year."

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6 Responses

  1. Avatar of Nyne
    Nyne

    *squee!*

    I watched it on SyFy with my brother every morning at 11A…he had all the episodes taped and stuff.  He got me hooked on it, and I watched the 90′s revival with Ben Cross and Joanna Going.  I’m very interested to see what Tim Burton and Johnny Depp do with it.

  2. Avatar of Johnathon
    Johnathon

    I have never seen this series, I really want to buy the DVDs, i just don’t have the time to watch it lol.

    With that said I do wonder why Dark Shadows is not on my screen RIGHT NOW! I mean come on the world is crazy for soapy vampire goodness, and you are telling me that the ORIGINAL Edward Cullen (Barnubus ) Doesn’t deserve to be on my screen sucking some unsuspecting girl dry?

  3. Avatar of jleasure
    jleasure

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!   I was a fan of the original during its first run.  Please Tim Burton leave Dark Shadows alone!  Barnabas was sophisticated and didn’t look like he just crawled out of a grave like Depp does on a good day!

  4. Avatar of SoCalLiasonite
    SoCalLiasonite

     I love the way Tim Burton re-imagines things! That being said I never watched Dark Shadows or the revival. Too young for the first one and never got the chance for the second. But from what I’ve heard I wouldn’t mind watching whatever they do with it. I imagine it being VERY different from the vampire movies and t.v. shows on right now.  

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