Snapped On Set! Johnny Depp Steps Out in Creepy Makeup for 'Dark Shadows' Scene (PHOTOS)


We're used to seeing Johnny Depp in makeup for his numerous Tim Burton roles but this new character in the new Burton movie Dark Shadows is SUPER creepy.

The A-list actor in Devon, United Kingdown wearing white face makeup, a top hat, trench coat and blue-tinted glasses (reminiscent of the ones Johnny wears in real life). From afar the character sort of resembles the late Michael Jackson costume-wise but up close he's far creepier!

According to IMDB, the latest Depp-Burton movie installation description reads: 

"A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Based on the popular Dark Shadows TV series."

Also starring alongside Depp is Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter and Kick Ass star Chloe Moretz. The movie isn't set to hit theaters until 2012 but from the looks of the pics and the movie description, do you think you'll be seeing this flick? Sound off in the comments! 

 

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  • Rishi
    Rishi

    - Haven't you heard!?? They ARE models! LOL! Or at least they're just wintaig to be discovered . Amazing couple, right? You did a *beautiful* job with Melissa's makeup. Thanks so much for taking good care of her, Marisa.06.19.10 11:05pm

  • mitchdalooker
    mitchdalooker

    Perhaps he's on his way to the costume party at Collinwood, but instead of wearing clothing from the 1700s they decided to wear psychodelic 1970s attire. Frid, Parker and Scott all had good things to say about their experiences during the filming. I'm sure at least one of them would have had something to say if they felt the show were being made into a joke.

  • Jeffrey S. Nelson
    Jeffrey S. Nelson

    Why the garish makeup, stupid hat, and sunglasses? Jonathan Frid nailed the role, and Depp supposedly aspires to that greatness...so why change things so much?

  • Pauline
    Pauline

    I agree totally. My money will not go towards a fiasco such as this is turning out to be. I am totally disgusted with Burton. To think that Johnny would even agree to this is really disappointing.

  • Pauline
    Pauline

    It looks like Burton has no regard or respect for a much loved Barnabas Collins as we can see by this garish picture. Johnny looks like a cross between Edward Scissorshand and Charlie of the Chocolate Factory. A true clown indeed here. If he wants to add to one of the Batman movies or a Transformer movie than he should not besmirch the name of "Dark Shadows" by Johnny as this caricature and go on and call the movie something else. I think Burton has lost is marbles.

  • DK
    DK

    This makeup could absolutely RUIN the remake - a MJ look-alike, a Batman take-off, the Joker --- this isn't funny, I'd love to see a tribute to the series, not a farce.

  • tj
    tj

    have these two been hit in the head???this dosen't even look remotly like Barnabas Collins!!!they need to at least watch DARK SHADOWS before thinking about a movie, then they would realize some things are best left as they are!!!

  • Matt Dillon
    Matt Dillon

    If these photos are any indication of a Dark Shadows remake, it's already off to a bad start. I remember Barnabas Collins as a slightly creepy looking though average man (which made his vampire portrayal even more scary) not the Joker from the Batman movie or Beetlejuice. I had high hopes for this remake but if these photos are any indication, then I fear what we will get will be even worse that the Wild, Wild West remake movie a few years ago. What's with Johnny Depp anyway? Seems that his fame (like Michael Jackson) is based on the movies where he is made up like a clown.

  • BrokeDog
    BrokeDog

    I was hoping they would give "Dark Shadows" all the respect due to the once ground-breaking soap! Also, Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) deserved better than for Burton/Depp to make him into a "cartoon-ish mockery"! Barnabas could pass as a "normal" man, most of the time. Depps "look" actually seems to be poking fun at the great soap! No hard-earned cash from this man's wallet!

  • Greg Bitson
    Greg Bitson

    This MJ gettup better be a camp approach to the DS storyline where the good doctor helps Barnabas walk in daylight step by step The thick sunscreen? Sunglasses? That hat??

  • Bob
    Bob

    While I see the Jackson resemblance, I was sort of reminded of Jack Nicholson's Joker from the first Batman, also a Burton film.

  • Debrey Baldwin
    Debrey Baldwin

    Ok, now I am worried. I thought they were going to keep it like the original. That is nothing like Barnabus. Damn he looks like MJ

  • James M. Keane
    James M. Keane

    These photos just show that neither Tim Burton nor Johnny Depp are competent to handle Dark Shadows. He should look like Jonathan Frid, not a sex maniac bleach faced Michael Jackson. We don't need someone who played with children shown on screen even if it's not him. Series 1 was excellent. Series 2 was excellent. Series 3 (blond long-haired rocker Barnabas and Japanese Julia Hoffman) was a disaster. Any reason to think 4 will be anything but atrocious? Bring back Dan Curtis!

  • Roy
    Roy

    I hear he was talking about making the Lone Ranger and making Tonto the lead character!! I think he is retarded!!

  • Roy
    Roy

    Hell, I thought he looked like Michael Jackson in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!!

  • DEPPinLOVEwithJOHNNY
    DEPPinLOVEwithJOHNNY

    Bern waiting for years for JCD to make this movie.........finally...thank you Johnny!!!!

  • Miss RK
    Miss RK

    I say just leave Dark Shadows alone! It was not broke so there really is no need to fix it! I'd rather see the original. I am not a fan of the acting of Mr. Depp, but that aside, just leave it alone!

  • Andrew Bayuk
    Andrew Bayuk

    HERE's the song with video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jXQ652Q7LM

  • Andrew Bayuk
    Andrew Bayuk

    I take a wait and see attitude, you can't tell anything from a leaked picture, in the sunlight, walking to the actual filming. As another who ran home to see Dark Shadows, I think we all share a reverence for the show and both Depp and Burton have separately intimated that they will look to honor the feeling of the original series. I say give it a chance. And if you do want to hear a song that does remain true to the spirit of the character of Barnabas Collins, check out my own song about Barnabas here:

  • Andrew Bayuk
    Andrew Bayuk

    I take a wait and see attitude, you can't tell anything from a leaked picture, in the sunlight, walking to the actual filming. As another who ran home to see Dark Shadows, I think we all share a reverence for the show and both Depp and Burton have separately intimated that they will look to honor the feeling of the original series. I say give it a chance. And if you do want to hear a song that does remain true to the spirit of the character of Barnabas Collins, check out my song about Barnabas here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jXQ652Q7LM

  • lizzie310
    lizzie310

    Why is it that however much makeup this man wears, he ALWAYS looks gorgeous?!! I live near Devon - I think I feel a trip to the coast coming on...

  • Nina D.
    Nina D.

    WTF IS THIS?! HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE BARNABAS AT ALL! ARE THEY GONNA MAKE THIS SOME STUPID HORROR COMEDY MOVIE?!