Dark Shadows to Start Shooting Next Year
Posted 11.05.10 by Ryan
Earlier this year, Johnny Depp announced that he hoped to start shooting Dark Shadows, an adaptation of the 1960's TV show, sometime "this year." Turns out, he was close.
Deadline reports that Depp and director Tim Burton will start shooting the adaptation next April, a move from its initial January start date. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was hired to take over the script for screenwriter John August in July.
Dark Shadows was originally a gothic soap opera that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971 and centered around vampire Barnabas Collins, originally played by Jonathan Frid. Depp has reportedly been interested in playing Barnabas for a long time.
Currently, Dark Shadows has no solid release date.