Tim Burton Talks Dark Shadows!


Excellent! We have a feeling he’s really going to make this one something special!

Tim Burton, who has an exhibit launching at the El Lay County Museum of Art right now in honor, opened up about his plans for the film adaptation of Dark Shadows, and thankfully will not be recreating the disaster that was Alice in Wonderland and doing it in 3D, but will instead go for a more dark, ethereal tone to honor the original!

He explains:

“I have no plans for [3D]. I loved doing “Alice” in 3D. Frankeweenie, gonna do that in 3D. There’s people like, ‘Everything’s gonna be in 3D,’ or ‘I hate 3D!’ I think people should have a choice. I don’t think it should be forced on anybody. At the same time, it’s great, some of it. It’s been hard to kind of come here because I’m just starting, and it’s a weird tone and it’s a lot of actors and, you know, we’re not starting with the simple stuff; we’re sort of getting right in there. You like to kind of sneak up on it a little bit, but this one we just kind of slammed right into it…I’m early into it because it’s a funny tone, and that’s part of what the vibe of the show is, and there’s something about it that we want to get. But when you look at it, it’s pretty bad. I’m hoping that it will be — it’s early days, let’s put it — I’m very intrigued by the tone. It’s a real ethereal tone we’re trying to go for and I don’t know yet.”


The show is certainly its own level of bizarre, so we imagine it must be difficult to tight-rope the line between camping it up and full-blown parody!

But if anyone can strike the right balance, it’s him!

We want to see him go old-school Burton and bring the GOTHIC big-time this time around! Especially with the amount of talent this flick’s cast has!

What do U think?? Are U looking forward to Dark Shadows??

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 3, 2011 8:20pm PDT

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