Johnny Depp Takes to the Dark Shadows

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Johnny Depp can do no wrong, and he seems to bring his A-game to just about any project he tackles. His latest is a feature-film adaptation of the ’60s vampire soap “Dark Shadows”, a subject Depp has been obsessed with since he was a child, according to Variety. Vampires seem to be on a resurgence of late, with a number of big names (like Ridley Scott, for one) grabbing their share of the re-emerging genre. With Depp’s name attached to the movie, not just as producer but star, is there any doubt “Dark Shadows” will bank at the box office? And if not, there’s always a “Pirates” 4…

Here’s more about “Dark Shadows” from Wikipedia:

Dark Shadows is a Gothic television soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis, who tells of a dream he had in which a girl takes a long train ride to visit a large mansion. The story “bible”, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was considered daring (and unprecedented in daytime television) when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when, a year into its run, vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Jonathan Frid, appeared. In addition to vampires, Dark Shadows featured werewolves, ghosts, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, both into the past and into the future, and a parallel universe.

There was an attempt to revive the TV series in the early ’90s on network TV with Ben Cross and Joanna Going, but that didn’t go anywhere.

Johnny Depp Takes to the Dark Shadows

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  • carol ann peck

    i yhink johnny deep will be a good vampire for dark shadows. i am a fan of dark shadows. would like to see johnny deep at the festival.

  • carol ann peck

    i yhink johnny deep will be a good vampire for dark shadows. i am a fan of dark shadows. would like to see johnny deep at the festival.

  • Debi S.

    As a fan of the original show I think it would be great to see a “Dark Shadows” movie. While it will be odd to see anyone other than Jonathan Frid play Barnabas, I thinK Johnny Depp is a great choice for the part. I’m curious …. will there be a Quentin?

  • Debi S.

    As a fan of the original show I think it would be great to see a “Dark Shadows” movie. While it will be odd to see anyone other than Jonathan Frid play Barnabas, I thinK Johnny Depp is a great choice for the part. I’m curious …. will there be a Quentin?

  • Alyce

    It would be great to have a Dark Shadows Movie as long as they don’t go crazy and take it too far from the original series. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I can see Johnny Depp as Barnabas though a more mature man probably would fit it better because of Johnathan Frid but it can work. I can’t think a very tall actor at this time to play Quentin. Any Suggentions?

  • Alyce

    It would be great to have a Dark Shadows Movie as long as they don’t go crazy and take it too far from the original series. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I can see Johnny Depp as Barnabas though a more mature man probably would fit it better because of Johnathan Frid but it can work. I can’t think a very tall actor at this time to play Quentin. Any Suggentions?

  • panchyprsss

    OMG! Tim Burton as director and Johnny Depp as Barnabas! Can’t wait! HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS is my all time favorite vampire flick (sorry Bram Stoker’s DRACULA), but the dark magic of Burton’s directorial touch and Depp’s fine acting could translate into a truly great, gothic horror masterpiece! Did I already said ‘can’t wait’?

  • panchyprsss

    OMG! Tim Burton as director and Johnny Depp as Barnabas! Can’t wait! HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS is my all time favorite vampire flick (sorry Bram Stoker’s DRACULA), but the dark magic of Burton’s directorial touch and Depp’s fine acting could translate into a truly great, gothic horror masterpiece! Did I already said ‘can’t wait’?

  • Kathy

    Robert Pattinson is almost a dead ringer for David Selby!

  • Kathy

    Robert Pattinson is almost a dead ringer for David Selby!