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Well folks, for those of you who thought that a project being worked on by the dynamic duo of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton wasn’t going to happen… well guess again bitches.  Their newest collaborative effort Dark Shadows, based on the television series that aired in the 1960’s through the 70’s with a remake in the 90’s will begin filming tentatively in April 2011.  Depp has had this project on his wish list for a while now and is also a producer on this badass vampire flick about Barnabas Collins a vampire, played by Depp who is locked away by his father later to escape; later to deceive his living relatives.

The script is being handled by novelists, Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).  Grahame-Smith will be taking the regns from John August, writer of Big Fish who penned the first draft.

Depp is letting absolutely NOTHING get in the way of this project, even if it means passing on the new Kathryn Bigelow project, Triple Frontier/Sleeping Dogs about drug trafficking.  In the end, Mark Wahlberg may be replacing Depp since they begin shooting for Triple Frontier in January and may conflict with Depp’s dark Shadows Project.  So what do you guys think about this Dark Shadows project?  Will it be another hit for the eccentric duo??

Source: SlashFilm

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