Johnny Depp Hopeful Dark Shadows Movie Will Shoot This Year
02.28.10 by BJSprecher
This year was already shaping up to be a busy one for actor Johnny Depp, but now it appears that it's going to get even busier. Depp is currently in Venice for the start of principal photography on his new movie, The Tourist, with Angelina Jolie, even as his latest collaboration with director Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland, opens this week.
Depp will follow up The Tourist by reprising the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is slated to begin shooting this summer in Hawaii. And Depp recently confirmed in a brief statement to ScreenCrave that he expects to star in another Tim Burton movie by the end of the year, a big-screen adaptation of the '60s goth soap opera Dark Shadows.
I see it going this year, I hope it does. I do yeah. We'll work like dogs to get there.
Assuming there are no major problems with the Pirates production, Depp should be free in time to meet the projected "September/October" start date producer Graham King gave for Dark Shadows back in December. Depp's production company is producing the adaptation with King's GK Films and Warner Bros.
Dark Shadows is something of a passion project for Depp, who admitted to being "obsessed" with the vampiric main character in the TV show, Barnabas Collins (played by Jonathan Frid), since he was "five or six." Writer John August, who has worked with Depp and Burton twice previously on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride, is writing the screenplay.