(Burton, Depp, and their spouses at the annual who can dress the stupidest contest.)
According to producer Graham King, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are planning to shoot their film adaptation of Dark Shadows next September/October.
For the uninitiated, Dark Shadows ran in a daytime slot on US network ABC between 1966 and 1971, where it stretched the boundaries of the format with storylines involving time travel, supernatural creatures and its iconic central figure, vampire Barnabas Collins.
“We’ve been working on the script a lot, even though he’s working on Alice. We’ve been given a script. John August wrote the first screenplay. We’re making some changes, but the film’s going to be in production, as I say, September or October of next year.” [Empire]
Everyone in a Tim Burton movie is already so pale, I don’t know how he’s going to communicate that one of them is a vampire. He’ll probably have to do lots other vampire stuff, like bite a telepathic baby out of the womb or not f-ck his girlfriend until marriage.