Dark Shadows, created by Dan Curtis, was a popular TV-series that aired the in the mid 60’s to the early 70’s, depicting the life of the self-loathing vampire Barnabas Collins, and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Johnny Depp was a massive fan, as a child, of the Barnabas Collins, to the point that he actually wanted to be him.
Now, a couple of years down the road, Depp’s dream seem to come true, as Tim Burton will make a movie adaption of the TV-series, starting this April, with acclaimed names like Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green and Bella Heathcote, besides Depp as the vampire Barnabas Collins.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michelle Pfeiffer is also close to join the cast, as she’s currently in negotiations for the role of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. A role that Joan Bennett played in the original TV-series, portraying the reclusive matriarch of the Collins family and the one who runs Maine, the city that houses the Collins family.
The adaption of Dark Shadows is slated for a 2012 release, and I think it’ll be particularly intriguing to see what kind of vampire the talented Depp will throw at us then, don’t you think?