dark shadows

Take this with a grain of salt, but in the below video frequent collaborators Johnny Depp and Tim Burton wax on the possibility of Depp appearing in the gaining momentum Beetlejuice 2. The original Beetlejuice predated Burton’s partnership with Depp, but considering that this coming Friday’s release of Dark Shadows marks their eighth time working together, is it even possible for Burton to work without Depp anymore?

Who knows? Let’s watch the video.


So what kind of part might Johnny Depp play in Beetlejuice 2? Maybe he’ll be Beetlejuice’s brother, or the dad of a new family that moves into the Maitland house. Anyway, let’s hold all guess until screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith turns in at least one draft of the script.

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Two new featurettes for Tim Burton’s upcoming comedy/horror film Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp, have been clawing their way across the interwebs. Each solicit two different concepts: the weird, melodramatic, family soap opera, and the vampire horror. Neither of which sell me on the film. For me, it’s just more drivel from the Burton/Depp outfit.

Perhaps this films odd-ball charm does something for you. If quirky fish-out-of water stories, pasty-ass white people (I never thought anyone could be this white) and a grown up Chloe Moretz, excites you, then go – enjoy these featurettes.

Here’s a long winded synopsis:

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet–or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter CarolynStoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Dark Shadows is set to hit theaters May 11th.

iTunes has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for the next Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film, Dark Shadows, which is essentially a reboot of the 1960s TV series.

The cast and crew give us a little clue into what the movie is about beyond the wacky things that we see in the trailers with no explanation, and take us down the memory lane of vampires in classic films.  (Minus Twilight, ’cause that shit doesn’t count.)  The featurette includes some new footage and puts the spotlight on some surprise cameos of notable people from the cinematic history of vampires.

Dark Shadows will be released in theaters on May 11, 2012.  It stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath.

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Dark Shadows star and fellow Canadian Jonathan Frid has passed away at the age of 87, according to Digital Spy.

“The 87-year-old actor reportedly died of natural causes at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario,” says the website. “Frid also starred in 1973 television movie The Devil’s Daughter and 1974 film horror Seizure. He filmed a cameo appearance – his final acting credit – in Tim Burton’s forthcoming film remake of Dark Shadows, which stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas.”

Frid spent much of his career outside of Dark Shadows on the stage, from production on Broadway to across North America. But needless to say he will always be associated with the vampire patriarch of the Collins clan from the gothic nighttime soap produced by ABC through the 60s and 70s. And naturally, the remembrances for Frid, and his place in pop culture history, are rolling in.

“The death of Jonathan Frid today at age 87 has left all of us at MPI deeply saddened,” said Malik Ali, CEO of MPI Media Group, home of the Dark Shadows Series on DVD “As a gifted actor in the role of Barnabas Collins, Jonathan was the heart and soul of ‘Dark Shadows’ and, as recently as last week, was graciously taking part in activities surrounding the series. He never tired of meeting fans and was always excited to hear about new ‘Dark Shadows’ releases. Most recently, Frid filmed a cameo appearance for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s upcoming ‘Dark Shadows’ movie, along with fellow original cast members Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby and Lara Parker. MPI remains committed to preserving Jonathan’s legacy, and that of everyone who helped make ‘Dark Shadows’ an enduring and beloved phenomenon.”

Rest in Peace Mr. Frid.

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It’s no secret that Danny Elfman and Tim Burton are inseparable when it comes to crafting films.  Virtually every time Burton directs a new movie, he brings on Elfman to compose the score for it (in addition to Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter to star in it).  And every time, Elfman delivers an amazing piece of musical mastery.

The latest in the endless line of Burton-Elfman productions is the much-anticipated Dark Shadows film which will be released on May 11th of this year.  In order to promote the movie (and probably to generate pre-orders of the music), the powers-that-be have elected to allow you, the common people, a chance to listen to the score before it is officially for sale.

You can head over to WaterTower-Music.com and give it a listen, or wait it out until May 8th arrives and the soundtrack is available for purchase.


Thanks to the folks at slashfilm for the heads-up.

We really need to start calling Tuesday “Trailer Tuesday”; it’s always the best time to release a trailer you’ve seen a hundred times… just with a half second of new footage added each month.

Universal Pictures has released the third trailer to Mirror Mirror Snow White and the Huntsman. In a post-Twilight Saga feature, Kristen Stewart plays the revamped fairy tale character of Snow White as she battles the evil (but more sexually appealing) evil queen, played by Charlize Theron. Trained in the art of war by the Huntsman, (Chris Hemsworth), the two form an alliance in hopes of changing the kingdom and defeating the damn sexy tyrannic ruler.

Expect to see Snow White and the Huntsman in theaters on June 1, 2012.

The newest trailer from the 931764th Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration, Dark Shadows, was also released.  Based on the ABC series of the same name from the mid 60’s and starring fellow actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz and Bella Heathcote, the film takes a more comedic take than the television series did.

Dark Shadows hits theaters May 11, 2012.  Expect it to be the bigger hit between the two films; it’s going to be riding that weird vampire fangirl wave sweeping the country for the last few years.  (Yes, KStew was involved in Twilight, but the creaming happens for everybody in the series but for her.  So… yeah.)

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As Spring settles in for its short stay, Summer films begin their PR rounds in movie theaters and on TV. The next three films have released detailed film plot’s and longer commercials set to air on Television nationwide. Dark Shadows, Snow White & The Huntsmen, and Prometheus are only a glimmer of what is to come in what will be one of the standout summers for films.


Yes, yes, the “teaser” that was released the other day on a preview for The Ellen Show was pretty damn underwhelming.

Now, we have the full trailer for Dark Shadows, yet another Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film.  Apparently Depp has wanted to revive the old TV series for quite some time and finally got Burton on the wagon last year.

Check out the trailer below; it’s definitely a Burton film.

What do you guys think?  This will be hitting theaters on May 11.

Hit the jump for an official synopsis:


We now have some footage (key word: “some”) from Tim Burton‘s next flick, Dark Shadows.  On Thursday March 15, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be premiering the full theatrical trailer, and the bits that we have for you guys today are from the promo for Thursday’s episode.  Basically… we’ve got a teaser of the trailer.

The film opens on May 11 and will star Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (of course).  It’s not like the other actors involved in the project matter; Burton’s got his two strong regulars and that’s all that’s important, eh?  (The other actors are Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, and Gulliver McGrath).

Check out the preview below!

Hit the jump for the official synopsis.


I’m really underwhelmed with Dark Shadows, so let’s look at our first image from The Lone Ranger to start off. Featured here are Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Ranger himself. What do you think?

Not gonna lie, and I doubt I’ll be the first or last to say this, but does Depp as Tonto come off as slightly racist to you? The makeup and costume look great, don’t get me wrong, but were there no American Indian actors available or willing to take the part?  I know the original part wasn’t very considerate to American Indians so maybe no one wanted the part, but you don’t cast Johnny Depp when you’ve run out of options. I don’t know, nowadays when a white actor plays an ethnic role you can’t help but get a little squeamish about whether or not it’s appropriate.

Otherwise, I think Hammer looks great! As of right now Disney‘s The Lone Ranger is set to release May 31st, 2013.

More Depp after the jump!