Johnny Depp Eyes Dark Shadows
08.17.09 by BJSprecher
Time to get ready for even more vampires at the cineplex. After Hollywood's long zombie fixation, Twilight brought the children of the night back into vogue and now vampires are crawling out of the woodwork. HBO has True Blood, Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant opens in October, and news recently broke that Robert Downey Jr. is in consideration to play Lestat in a relaunch of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. Now, Johnny Depp might be playing a vampire as well in a Tim Burton-directed remake of the creepy 60s TV series Dark Shadows, which was basically a soap opera with a twist: the lead character, Barnabas Collins (played by Jonathan Frid), was afflicted with vampirism. Depp said:
I was obsessed with Barnabas Collins. I have photographs of me holding Barnabas Collins' posters when I was five or six.
When asked about the possibility of making a Dark Shadows movie, Burton said:
That's the plan. There was something very weird about (Dark Shadows), it had the weirdest vibe to it. I'm sort of intrigued about that vibe. It's early days on it, but I'm excited about it.