Care to double dip on Depp?
I joked with a colleague that Johnny Depp’s pale complexion in the first official Lone Ranger shot made Tonto look like Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd or one of the many ghost-faced heroes from Tim Burton’s body of work.
As if to confirm my theory, Burton teased new Dark Shadows images showing his frequent collaborator Depp as Barnabas Collins, a gothic playboy cursed by an evil witch (Eva Green) and forced to deal with his dysfunctional family. And yes, he’s wearing the traditional pale-white makeup that seems to tickle both actor and director. It is their trademark, their visual stamp. (And it might be bleeding over into Gore Verbinski’s Lone Ranger, but I digress.) Here are the three latest images:
Dark Shadows remakes a cult television program that Depp and Burton adored as children. It reunites the director with his Batman Returns Catwoman, Michelle Pfeiffer (also pictured). The image I adore out of the three, though, is the architecture shot of famed Collinswood Manor that will play host to all manner of strange beings. This could be the closest we get to seeing Burton’s take on The Addams Family.
In addition to Depp and Pfeiffer, Shadows finds room for Helena Bonham Carter (of course), Chloe Grace Moretz, Johhny Lee Miller and Jackie Earle Haley. It’s a bit of counterprogramming to the usual summer tentpole picture, reaching theaters on May 11 … one week after the juggernaut that will be The Avengers. Still, when Depp and Burton team up, people tend to be very interested. So far, are you interested in Dark Shadows?
Tim Burton + Johnny Depp + Michelle Pfeiffer = A kick *** movie no matter what its about.
Can't wait to see Dark Shadow specially with Johnny Depp.
Ahh! Carrie, the character with visions played by Kate Jackson Daphne , --and creepy Barnabas by Jonathon Frid ...I WELL remember and we used to act out if the front yard with me and my cousins alternating Angelique!! THIS will be AMAAZING !! I am already in awe with the fabulous cast and set !!! Vegas Premieres Til I Die
I have been following them making this movie for a couple of years. I am so excited to see this Johnny Depp said he dreamed of playing this part as a child.
I really can not wait for the Burton/Depp take on a true classic TV show like Dark Shadows.I have been to several conventions and have enjoyed them too. However,they are mistakes in this article.Barnabas Collins was never a "gothic playboy". At first,he was trying to resurrect his true love,Josette. The "evil witch"(her name was Angelique) was in love with him and because he loved another -she made him a vampire.For the rest of the shows run,he was always trying to help the Collins family and anyone associated with the family.
The name of the Collins home was Collinwood not Collinswood.For true fans of the show be on alert.The big 4 of the show-Jonathan Frid ,David Selby,Kathy Leigh Scottand Lara Parker -all make cameos in the new movie
I meant you take the makeup and the hair and it's part and parcel of the character. Edward Scissorhands did we have to look away and ask what is that? No - same with all his characters - he just IS.
In the 70's Dark Shadows was on late - I know that theme captures some die hard followers - not just fans but clubhouse followers. Me, not so much. I will check to see Johnny Depp. But Lone Ranger? Oh Yeah. I love cowyboys and horses.
Make up trademarks and tributes? Fine with me. It seems the character comes out and you forget what they look like specifically anyway., if they are Johnny Depp.
No not really but then I do not care for the dark work of Tim Burton. He really worries me as a person because he is so strange. :<
CANNOT ASK FOR BETTER! HOPE IT IS TRUE TO FORM-AT LEAST IN MOST AREAS (OF DARK SHADOWS LEGEND). WATCHED THE ORIGINAL DARK SHADOWS TV SOAP ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING. LOVED IT, STILL DO. WATCHED (SOME) OF THE RE-MAKE OF THE TV SHOW IN THE 80'S(?). WAS O.K. JOHNNY DEPP-BEEN WATCHING SINCE 21 JUMP STREET-LOVE THE CHARACTERS (AND HE ISN'T BAD EITHER!); ESP.EDWARD, CORPSE BRIDE AND OF COURSE CPT. SPARROW! AND THEN TIM BURTON-FANTASTIC IMAGINATION, GREAT MOVIES. SO-SOUNDS LIKE THE BESTEST COLLABORATION! WILL BE SEEING IT IN MAY!!
The remake of Dark Shadows will be totally awesome and I cannot wait to see it. My parents told me that the original was off the hook. She could not wait to get home from school to see Angelique have a go at him. She also said he never got to be with his love Josette.
I always wanted to play that part if they ever did a really good remake. My fingers toes and eyes are crossed. Maybe I will get lucky (lol)
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This will be a sellout. Johnny Depp, terriffic and the rest are absolutely great. I m anxious to see Jaclie Earle Haley, miss his show Human Target so this will be great to see his talents.
I've never heard of it but it looks awesome. I love Johnny when he plays these strange roles.
Loved Dark Shadows as a kid, used to run home from school to watch. Cannot wait to see Burton's vision and Johnny Depp's Barnabas Collins. Really cannot wait!
I'm so looking forward to this new re-visualize movie on a treasure Classic DARK SHADOWS and I have been a fan since it's beginnings mid 60's. I really love the photo Movie images above: the look & Casting totally captures Dark Shadows. Actor Johnny Depp as the iconic Vampiere Barnabas Collins is totally gripping-chilly w/Willie Loomis in the background. Haunting gray tones...'scary, love it!! Elizabeth Stoddard Collins/Michelle Pfeiffer photo is Classic stunning and the Collinswood Manor is Epic breathtaking! The COLLINS Family have many haunting stories to unveil and I can't wait!!! May 11th, 2012 is definately a set date w/DARK SHADOWS. I'm sure the legendary Cast of the Classic DARK SHADOWS are quite thrilled w/these images. Aweosme!
Plus, hope soon that Director Tim Burton will unleash some Trailer footage on DARK SHADOWS can't wait to see the chiller-bite & ghostly-Supenatural supsense scenes, etc.,. etc.,. Can't wait!!!
Always was a fan of Dark Shadows and attended several of the conventions. Hope this will be a good re-make, re-make, must be if it is going for a 3rd time. Looking forward to it.
Michelle looks smoking for her character in the movie. SWEEET
well i was never a big dark shadows fan but i'm sure Tim Burton and him will do alright. as for johnny Depp being Tonto its okay but i think he has too much white makeup on him for Tonto perhaps he did carry the makeup over from dark shadows but hammer who plays the Lone Ranger he looks decent specifically the new image they gave him as a dark suited TX Ranger. so between Lone Ranger and Dark Shadows. I'm more looking forward to the Lone ranger specifically if the team of Verenski and Bruckheimer who did the Pirates trilogy which was such a huge success for them.
Good post. I forgot that Lone Ranger was coming out - Thanks.
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