Your First Look at Johnny Depp on the Dark Shadows Set

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Here’s your first look at Tim Burton’s long-in-the-making “Dark Shadows” big-screen remake, starring Johnny Depp as tortured vampire Barnabas Collins. The gothic tale, about the life of Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts and other assorted supernatural shenanigans, is due out May 11, 2012.

The huge notable cast includes Depp, Chloe Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Thomas McDonell, Jonny Lee Miller, and Bella Heathcote.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW

According to these images, though, ol Barnie (as he likes to be called, I hear) might eventually shrug off all that tortured stuff, because this doesn’t just show Depp (in heavy make-up and all) strolling around in the sun on the beach, but that’s actress Bella Heathcote, playing Barnabas’ love interest Victoria Winters walking hand-in-hand with him.

Depp as Collins, though, er, is this a comedy or something?

Via Celebuzz / Fearnet

Bella Heathcote and Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows (2012) Movie Set Image

Bella Heathcote and Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows (2012) Movie Set Image

Bella Heathcote and Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows (2012) Movie Set Image

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  • Anonymous

    Seriously, Michael Jackson? I know set photos are nowhere near what the final image on the screen will be, but bad bad idea

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    This a burton movie? with depp and bonham?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Yup.

  • TommyTekkno

    im a big fan of the original dark shadows show from the late 60’s. This picture seriously has me disappointed. I hope he doesn’t look like the joker in the whole movie.

    • Kurve_Music

      My feelings exactly.. I sincerely hope this is not a light hearted approach to the film concept. Dark Shadows featuring Willy Wonka. Not a good start.

  • Voice

    From the looks of it, Depp seems to be portraying the role of Eddie Munster, the later years.

  • Wolfdaddy21

    Got to hope this is not what the finished product will look like( most likely not) unless it supposed to be sunblock… I cannot for the life remember if Collins was immune to sunlight??

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      Maybe the make-up protects him from the sunlight? that way he can walk out during the day.

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      Maybe the make-up protects him from the sunlight? that way he can walk out during the day.

  • Shazam!

    I’m getting a little tired of Burton films. As of late his characters come off looking more like someone playing dress-up or avant garde theatre than an actual character that’s supposed to live in the same world as others. Breaks the illusion for me.

  • itsjusttrue

    You know there is no way its going to be this bright. Before you judge and get all bent out of shape wait until you see color corrected, sfx added scenes/clips. Because guess what. Movies look different once they have been fully color corrected.