Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Talk 'Dark Shadows'

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Talk 'Dark Shadows'-photo

Robert Pattinson is about to get some competition in the hot-vampire department.

Frequent collaborators Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are gearing up to film a big-screen version of the mid-'60s soap opera Dark Shadows, featuring Depp as the vampire Barnabus Collins, and the two have been letting details about the project drip out in various interviews lately.

Depp tells that playing 175-year-old vampire Collins has been "a lifelong dream for me," ever since he became infatuated with the show as a child. "I was obsessed with Barnabas Collins," Depp recalls. "I have photographs of me holding Barnabas Collins posters when I was five or six."

Burton, meanwhile, dished to the Los Angeles Times about his own impression of the original series. "It had the weirdest vibe to it. I'm sort of intrigued about that vibe," Burton noted.

As for the public's enduring interest in vampire stories, Burton theorizes, "It's like any great fable or fairytale, it's got a power to it...There's something symbolic about it that touches people in different ways."

At this year's Comic-Con, Burton said that he hopes to begin work on Dark Shadows as soon as he's finished working on his Alice in Wonderland remake—which also stars Depp, as the Mad Hatter. If the timing works out, who knows? Dark Shadows might even go up against Breaking Dawn, the final installment in the Twilight saga.

That would definitely give vampire fanatics something to sink their teeth into.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Johnny Depp will make a sexier vampire than Robert Pattinson?



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  • ams

    robert who?? i mean, really.....

  • dan demianiw
    dan demianiw

    I feel that johnny depp will do a wonderful job being barnabas collins.And anne hathaway playing the role as Victoria winters. And I feel the actress to play Elizabeth Collins Staddard should be Ms.IsIes Because she is the origional girl who played vicky on the show.And was good friends with the Late Joan Bennett and friends with other Dark Shadows cast mates. I have seen her work and it's good. Dan.

  • Dan Demianiw
    Dan Demianiw

    Mr.burton, It's so great to see johnny depp to play barnabas Collins. You should try to get Ms.Alexandra Moltke IsIes to play Elizabeth Collins Staddard I think she would do a super job. Dan

  • pp 2010
    pp 2010

    ----It's 2010! ----and the 'daring and original' Burton has nothing better to do than serve up still more decades stale, Boomer generation retreads? ----huh? NOT looking good kids. ---NOT looking good----

  • lilikindsli

    2mt6Og I want to say - thank you for this!

  • Davide

    needed here

  • Mrs. Depp
    Mrs. Depp

    For sure Johnny will Be better, I mean i love twilight and every character in it. But there is NO competition.

  • Smammers

    OMG speaking from a teen girl, i still say johnny depp is wayy sexier. and a much better actor, robert pattinson sucks. none offense So dang true girl, soooo dang true. And I also am a teen girl :]

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  • rachel

    JOHNNY is more sexy than rob !!!! my god johnny is GORGEOUS ,and the other guy isnt good looking at all and i dont know what people see on him

  • k

    OMG speaking from a teen girl, i still say johnny depp is wayy sexier. and a much better actor, robert pattinson sucks. none offense

  • cindy

    What a joke Robert Pattinson isn't sexy. He can't act and he's not even good looking.

  • Alane Wallace
    Alane Wallace

    Robert who? Johnny will be spectacular!

  • lanie

    HELL yes!

  • intrigued

    Of cource, Johnny Depp`s perfomance will be sexier, than Rob Pattinson`s. I`m waiting for the movie and also hope that Helena Bonham Carter will be starring also!


    this is a bad idea

  • Mel

    Wow- amazing. I hope "Fascinated" is right!! That you would the hottest movie in existence- Depp and Pattinson in a vampire film together. so HOT!

  • Fascinated

    Depp as Barnabus and Pattinson as Quentin...too freaking awesome. If I remember correctly, Rob resembles Quentin. Also Depp would be so incredibly cuter than the original. I think I'd be bouncing in my seat to see the two of them in these roles. Burton about the stars being in alignment.

  • hurtlocker

    Johnny is sexier than that Robert guy in general so of course he will make a gorgeous vampire!

  • ME

    YES!!! Another Depp/Burton collaboration! I'm so EXCITED!!! These two are awesome. Hopefully Helena Bonham Carter will also be in it! :D