The vampire craze almost seemed to be dead, when Johnny Depp and Tim Burton showed up and saved the day. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have finally teamed up for the remake of the very renowned television series known as “Dark Shadows” according to the Deadline. The eminent daytime soap ran from 1966 to 1971, the very popular Jonathan Frid starred as the vampire named Barnabas Collins. The other famous characters from the soap were ghosts, werewolves, witches and creepy zombies.
This television soap is going to be Johnny and Tim’s eighth movie together, and both of them are huge fans of the series. A lot is expected from the two famous stars, and many are hoping this soap to be better than the original from 1960s. Seth Grahame Smith, who is the author for the best-selling novels, The Pride and the Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, has been signed up by Tim Burton to work on the screenplay of the movie.
Rumors have it that the schedule for the release of “Dark Shadows” might be affected, because Johnny Depp is also busy in Kathryn Bigelow’s next drama, namely, “Triple Frontier” co-starring Tom Hanks. The vampires, werewolves, frightening witches and the bloodcurdling monsters, this daily soap has a lot to offer to its viewers and has a strong potential to compete with the famous Twilight movies. Johnny Depp in his interview said that to play as Barnabas Collins has always been his childhood dream, and will use all his artistic skills to come up to the expectations of the “Dark Shadows” fans.
So, if you used to be a great fan of the well-admired daily soap, and want to see some more of it, then you must not miss this series. The announcement of the remake of the famous daily soap has definitely shown some signs of life and most probably it will be impressive, so, just go for it!