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December 8, 2009

Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp will team for a feature film version of the classic 1960s soap opera “Dark Shadows.”

The film will shoot in the fall, with Depp set to play the vampire Barnabas Collins, according to producer Graham King.

“We’re actually going to shoot that film next September/October with Tim Burton and Johnny,” King confirmed in an interview Friday in Los Angeles.

To guarantee a fall release, King is already prepping production with screenwriters.

“We’ve been working on the script a lot, even though he’s working on ‘Alice,'” King said. “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 …”

From 1966 to 1971, “Dark Shadows” was a daytime gothic soap opera on ABC, featuring Jonathan Frid as Collins. NBC attempted a prime-time series reboot in 1991 that stared Ben Cross.

  • Dec 08kat_riina says:  

    great!!! can’t wait for the movie!

  • Dec 08Carolina says:  

    I cannot wait to see Johnny as a vampire!!

  • Dec 17aGa says:  

    Ohhh.. I’m soo waiting this movie, but I can’t watch it because I’m form Lithuanian….[if u know where it is]
    I LOVE HIM!!!

  • Dec 18Betty says:  

    I just posted Depp’s birth chart because the debut of the Alice in Wonderland trailer hit during a bi-quintile aspect for talent and genius. This year it’s out with the old and in with the new. Read more at:

  • Dec 21danny says:  

    I was just talking with a friend the other day how cool it would be if Johnny would play a vampire and then I see this news. \:D/ I’m super excited to see how it goes :D

  • Jan 02Michaela Meyers says:  

    I’ll definitely be there!!! Can I buy my ticket yet?

  • Jan 14carolina sabelli says:  

    jonhy te felicito por la trayectoria que tenes gracias a sparrow sali un poco de la tristesa que tengo y me iso olvidar un rato de los problesmas que estamos padesiendo los argentinos!!!!! te ammmooooo!!!!!! venderia mi alma al diablo si me consede el deceo de conosete …….

  • Jan 14carolina sabelli says:  

    hermanos de puerto rico los envidio no temos la dicha de que jonnhy venga a nuestro suelo argentino… subro por no tenerte seca y no poder optener un autografo tuyo te amoooo !1!

  • Jan 16Begoña says:  

    all of my live thinking in Jonnhy and now my daughter born the same day that Jonnhy… he is the best boy in my life…..

  • Jan 16Begoña says:  

    he is the best actor in the world, i knew him in 21 jump street, and then, i see all his films. because i think he is the best in the world… my life turn around him…. i think he is a very good vampire…. and all he wants is posible

  • Jan 22juv says:  

    i love johnny
    i love tim

  • Jan 23sandra says:  

    Dark Shadows love the original cant wait to see johnny in this.

  • Jan 24Bridgette S. says:  

    I think it is AWESOME! I was an avid watcher of the original series! When I was a kid I couldn’t go without watching “Dark Shadows”. I am amped up to know that my favorite actor will be playing Barnabas!

  • Jan 26Doug says:  

    Please make it with the style and not junk. Ask Johnathan Frid for some advise after all he is the inspiration. He would probably be glad to give it.

  • Apr 21Erin says:  

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!! <3

  • Jun 08Lali says:  

    happy birthday dear johnny!!! you are the best.. i love you and i love your work… from argentina to your heart

  • Aug 02Ana Gabriela says:  

    OMG, I can’t wait to see Johnny as a vampire… it’s gonna be AWESOME.
    I love Johnny… I love Tim (:
    They’re the best team :D
    I love you Johnny Depp!

  • Sep 04ozlmylcn says:  

    I love this pair of films…Always do a good job….i love johnny i love tim :D

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