Check out the trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp (you were expecting Robert de Niro?) . . .

Check out the trailer and some pics from Dark Shadows, a gothic-horror tale / comedy centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins based on the cult TV series of the same name.

The movie is directed by Tim Burton and  stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcote.

Release date is May 11, 2012.

 

 

 

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family.

Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet–or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green).

A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin.

The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Looks like fun. Burton has two promising looking projects out this year. This and Frankenweenie.

  • Mr Review

    This is one of those shitty send up movies, like The Dukes Of Hazzard, The Brady Bunch and The Green Hornet, not to mention the new 21 Jump Street. Ironic when you realise that the original starred Johnny Depp.

  • Parasitecorpse

    Has the same humor all his originals did, beetlejuice being the number one. I think my faith in burton will be restored this year.

  • Vrorst

    Not for nothing but it looks to be a campy movie! This is absurd and assine.

  • alanonetron

    i hope its good, burton peaked in the 90s and hasnt recovered along with elfman scoring some shoddy scores (cough terminator 4). burtons forte’ is his quirky dark comedys. 

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