New Dark Shadows DVD Collections Go on Pre-Sale Ahead of Big Screen Adaptation


Who says soap operas aren't profitible? Starting April 10, Dark Shadows: The Complete DVD Collection will be available for purchase. Fans can relive all their favorite moments of the gothic soap just in time for the big screen adaptation starring Johnny Depp. The collection will feature bonus interviews with the stars of the sudser and creator Dan Curtis. To pre-order the DVD's click here!

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

HUGE news for the daytime television industry! IESB.net 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 Passions and even primetime's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. 

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.