New Dark Shadows Featurette Introduces the Whole Family
05.02.12 by Ryan
It may be hard to believe for those who obsessively watched the Dark Shadows TV series in the late 1960s/early '70s, but there were some that missed the gothic soap opera starring the late Jonathan Frid as the vampire Barnabas Collins. With director Tim Burton's big-screen adaptation set to open in less than two weeks, audiences unaware of the series may start to think of Dark Shadows as the "Johnny Depp vampire movie."
In order to introduce the other characters, Warner Bros. has released a new featurette that reveals the entire strange Collins clan: Michelle Pfeiffer as family matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard; Jonny Lee Miller as her brother, Roger Collins; Chloe Moretz as Elizabeth's rebellious daughter Carolyn; Gulliver McGrath as 10-year-old David Collins; Bella Heathcoate as David's governness Victoria; Helena Bonham Carter as resident psychiatrist Dr. Julia Hoffman; and Jackie Earle Hayley as caretaker Willie Loomis. Then, of course, there's Depp as Barnabas, who rises from his 200-year-old grave and unites them all and saves the family business. As Pfeiffer says in the featurette's opening seconds: "The Collins family is odd." No kidding.
Dark Shadows was adapted by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and co-stars Eva Green as Angelique Brouchard and Thomas McDonell as young Barnabas.