Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dark Shadows: First official pic of the ghoulish cast, including Johnny Depp’s ‘real’ appearance.

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There was the usual knee-jerk’ reaction all over the internet last week when an, out of context, long range snap of Johnny Depp on the set of Dark Shadows appeared. “fans” of the show were not impressed with what they assumed was the appearance of Depp’s vampire character Barnabas Collins. But now thanks to an Entertainment Weekly photo we get to see not only Depp but Helena Bonham Carter and the rest of the main cast in a ‘family’ shot.
TV show - 1966

Dark Shadows is a personal favourite of depp’s and he convinced his number one director, Tim Burton, to make it with him. It’s an update of a TV show from the 1960s involving vampires, werewolves and all sorts of mythical creatures of the night.
The offending snap from last week...

The film has an all star cast (Well it is a Burton / Depp film after all): Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins; Chloë Grace Moretz as Carolyn Stoddard; Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman; Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard; Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard;  Jackie Earle Haley as Willie Loomis; Jonny Lee Miller as Roger Collins and Christopher Lee.


  1. Finally, something to reaaaally (it should be pronounced like Bubbles in AbFab would say it) look forward to! As a devoted Burton-fan I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I needed to experience great news : ) However, I have to confess that I know very little of the original.

  2. I don't think I've even heard of the show, let alone seen it. Still if it was one of Mr.. Depp's favourites and good enough for Burton then it's good enough for me. I can't wait, their films are always a lot of fun.