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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