Dark Shadows is an upcoming fantasy/comedy film directed by Tim Burton is about to hit the cinemas on May 11th 2012. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter, Dark Shadows is based on the gothic series that came out during 1966 – 1971. Audiences will be able to watch this new film in IMAX theaters as well as in conventional ones. What makes Dark Shadows a movie to watch out for? Here are a couple of things you should know and anticipate about the new film: Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp is the main character in this new Tim Burton film: Dark Shadows. Johnny Depp plays the character of Barnabas, a vampire who has a dark secret. Barnabas came to North America in 1752 with his family, The Collins. Sailing from Liverpool, England, Barnabas grows to be an extremely handsome, wealthy but a playboy in Collinsport, Maine. He then becomes the master of the magnificent Collinwood Manor. He meets a witch in the name of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green) and because of his reputation breaks her heart. The witch, heartbroken and angry turns Barnabas into a vampire and buries him alive for good measure. It is in 1972 that Barnabas accidentally becomes free off his coffin after 200 years. He then decides to return to his magnificent mansion but is greeted with an unpleasant surprise. Collinwood Manor is now in ruins and occupied by Barnabas’ dysfunctional descendants. Relatives that are all hiding dark and horrifying secret that is about to be revealed.
Dark Shadows features Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard (the witch that turned Barnabas into a vampire) and Michelle Pfeiffer as Barnabas’ cousin Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (the current matriarch of the Collins family). The rest of the of the cast are composed of Jonny Lee Miller as Roger Collins (Elizabeth’s brother), Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman (Elizabeth’s psychiatrist) Chloe Moretz as Carolyn Stoddard (daughter of Elizabeth) and Jackie Earle Haley as Willie Loomis, the caretaker of Collinwood Manor. Tim Burton is the director of Dark Shadows, he is accompanied by writers Seth Grahame-Smith, John August and Dan Curtis who was the writer of the series. Dark Shadows is produced by Dan Curtis Productions, GK Films, Infinitu Nihil, Tim Burton Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Brothers Pictures and The Zanuck Company.
MTV.com recently posted an early news on the movie Dark Shadows. They said:
“In a series of tweets (which have since been pulled down; lucky for us others cleverly snapped them up ), Entertainment Weekly senior writer Anthony Breznican, who has seen the movie, shared his thoughts and they reveal a more complex and ambitious film that is alternately dark and absurd (in what sounds like a great way).
“I’ve seen final cut of ‘Dark Shadows.’ Tone similar to Burton and Depp’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ — lots of humor, but with menacing, atmospheric edge,” Breznican wrote . “In ‘Dark Shadows,’ there’s an absurdist bent to the monster element. The creatures of the night are adrift in the self-obsessed world of 1970s … In typical Burton fashion, humans are scarier than the fiends. If u want ‘Interview w the Vampire,’ that movie exists. This is a more wry take.”
One thing is for sure, there is much to anticipate in this new movie Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp.
Be sure to catch it in theaters on May 11th 2012.
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