Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Is Tim Burton Really Bringing Dark Shadows Back?

If the news is true that Dark Shadows is being resurrected to the big screen, we fans have the one and only Tim Burton to thank for it. Rumors have been circulating that Mr. Burton has had this project on a back burner of that fascinating mind for a while

I can't believe there are people out there that don't know what "Dark Shadows" was, but then I forget that not everyone is a fossil like me. Dark Shadows was actually a soap opera that began back in 1966People called it "Gothic" because a lot of it was played out in gorgeous old Gothic mansion called "Collinwood Manor".



Back then we had things like "Creature Feature" and "Chiller Theater" on Friday and/or Saturday nights that played all the great old black and white scary movies made by the likes of Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee, but until Dark Shadows there was nothing like this on TV before and and we LOVED it! All of a sudden we had vampires, werewolves, witches, ghoses and zombies and all kinds of good stuff that all of us kids hurried home from the bus stops to plop down in front of our TV sets to see. We even by passed the cookies and mild so we wouldn't missed a minute! Dark Shadows was so popular there were a couple of movies made and even a revival of the series in the 1980's starring Ben Cross and Michael T. Weiss.

And now, according the rumblings, it might be coming back, with Johnny Depp in the lead, playing Barnabus Collins, our favorite long-suffering vampire. Rumor has it that filming will begin next April or May with a release date of sometime in 2011. Needless to say, I, for one, will be waiting!

4 comments:

우현 said...

---Can't the 'daring and original'
Burton find anything more worthwhile than serving up
Boomer generation retreads
and run of the mill cultural
incest?

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Well I wish it's true and it would be great if johnny depp get the role of the principal character, thanks for the news.

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I like the Tim Burton's films because he likes to produce bizarre movies, with other strange sense, that's incredible because I've never watched Dark Shadow.

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