This weekend Tim Burton brings the cult classic series, ‘Dark Shadows’ to the big screen.
Johnny Depp Photo Gallery
As the tagline for the movies says, “Every Family Has it’s Demons”, and this one has many.
‘Dark Shadows’, is about a young, powerful, rich man Barnabas, who falls in love with a gorgeous beauty Josette, but ends up breaking the heart of Angelique, who just so happens to be a witch.
Dark Shadows Trailer
Angelique turns him into a vampire and then buries him alive. Two centuries later Barnabas is freed from his grave, but into a very different world then he remembers, 1972.
He returns to his home, Collinwood Manor to find it in a shambles and that the members of his family who are there, are extremely dysfunctional, and all have secrets that they are hiding.
With an all star cast that stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas, along with Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Alice Cooper, and Jonny Lee Miller, fans of the series will be living a dream come true.
One of those fans whose dream comes true, just so happens to be the star of the movie, Johnny Depp himself.
Depp, 48, said that since he was a child he has loved the show and used to rush home after school to watch it.
“I’ve wanted to play this role ever since I was a wee tyke, As a child, I certainly had a fascination with monsters and vampires. And I was a real fan of the show.” Johnny said in a press conference.
He finally got his chance, and he loved every minute of it.
Johnny said he is always grateful to be cast in one of Burton’s films.
“When we work together, I mean, it’s not like I’m sort of expecting, ‘Well whatever Tim’s doing next…’ You never know. I’m still like excited when I get the call that says, ‘Hey man, what about this?’ I’m still as excited as when they called and said, ‘Hey, you’re Edward Scissorhands,'” Johnny said.
Johnny said that the idea of this movie with Tim Burton happened after he told Tim he was a fan of the series.
He said that when he was filming Sweeney Todd, he told Tim, let’s do a vampire movie, and here they are now.
Michelle Pfeiffer also told Tim what she wanted, she said she called him after so many years and said;
‘If there’s anything I want to throw my hat in the ring.’ Give me a job after 20 years!”
Michelle had worked with Tim on ‘Batman Returns’.
So he filled her wish as well and made her the matriarch of the crazy, creepy Collin’s family.
Depp has worked with Burton before also, this was their eighth time working together, previous films include, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorshands.
Dark Shadows is a comedy/fantasy that will have you thankful that your family is not like this one.
Rated PG-13 for comic violence, sexual content, drug use, and language.
Dark Shadows will be in theaters Friday May 11, 2012 at 12:01 am
With an amazing cast and a phenomenal director, Dark Shadows is bound to please.
Those in New Orleans you can see Dark Shadows starting May 11 at 12:01 am at AMC Elmwood Palace, AMC Clearview Palace, AMC Westbank Palace, and Chalmette Movies.
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