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Johnny Depp Talks His New Vampire Film, Dark Shadows

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Watch out, Edward Cullen! If anybody can provide the Twilight vampires with competition…it'd be Johnny Depp!

As is pretty much always the case, Depp will team up with director Tim Burton on Dark Shadows, a film adaptation of the 1960s vampire soap opera, which begins shooting this February.

Depp will play 175-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins. Here's what he's had to say about the character:

"Tim and I have tossed the idea for Dark Shadows over the years. It was a TV program in the States in the late 60s and early 70s that I remember watching as a kid. I was obsessed with this character, Barnabas Collins, who was a vampire. I came to find out many years later that when he was a kid, Tim ran home like I did to watch that Gothic soap opera. It was a very strange thing back then. We looked at ways to go, story-wise. We've started to come up with something interesting."

We'll keep our eyes and ears open for more updates on this film.

Between this movie, The Tourist, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp is really on a roll lately although then again, when isn't he?

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21 comments to “Johnny Depp Talks His New Vampire Film, Dark Shadows



  1. 1

    Clearly there haven't been enough vampire shows recently



  2. 2

    I know there have been a lot of vampire shows and movies lately. but I have a good feeling this one will be different than them all and most likely better.



  3. 3

    This is my dream come true!!!!!!!! Please make it happen!!!!!!!!!!!



  4. 4

    If anyone has seen Dark Shadows, they will know that this is definitely not a Twilight type vampire movie. It was really different in that it used any type of character , werewolves, zombies … you name it …. and time. Perfect for Johnny Depp.



  5. 5

    I LOVED Dark Shadows as a kid. These two making it into a movie is going to be great…



  6. 6

    Johnny Depp looks like he spends a lot of time looking in the mirror.



  7. 7

    Depp will make it different and unique like he always does but can you all agree about the overwhelming amount of vampire movies….aren't you sick of them all?



  8. 8

    Good choice for Barnabas. Cannot wait for this to come out.



  9. 9

    Who's going to play Angeligue?



  10. 10

    DarkShadows, ha ha the whole crew will have to start drinking heavily to be like the original. They were all drunk, and flubbed lines, etc…. it was funny to watch.



  11. 11

    I just twatjaculated… And I named it Depp



  12. 12

    I loved Dark Shadows when I was a kid too. And I love Johnny Depp and I am not a kid anymore. Can´t wait to see the movie!!!!



  13. 13

    Love him and not the "I want t be Mrs. Depp," kind of love. I am glad he has done well for himself and his family. Keep it up Johnny! You're one of my favorites.



  14. 14

    I am the same age as Johnny Depp and I too looked forward to"Dark Shadows" every day after school. I remember peering behind a recliner to watch it cause I was so enthralled yet so scared to watch it! I think that show alone made me a horror movie fan to this day. CANNOT WAIT to see this and what they do to it. My mom's friend named her daughter Angelique after this show too!



  15. 15

    Oh my gosh, I remember running home from school as a kid to watch Dark Shadows! There is just no comparison btwn DS back in the day and this Twilight (vampire light) stuff today. Hmmmm, I wonder who will play Angelique? maybe Angelina?



  16. 16

    too much makeup base johnny



  17. 17

    this movie has nothing to do with the twilight trend, depp has said for years that he wanted this role and it was only a matter of time



  18. 18

    I used to run home from school to watch Dark Shadows too !
    and yes there are way too many vampire things happening but with Tim & Johnny it is sure to be the best of the best. I'll run to the theatre too !



  19. 19

    i love Burton and Depp! can't wait



  20. 20

    They do make a great team.



  21. 21

    EVERYTHING HE DOES IS PERFECTION.