Category: Films, Science Fiction
published June 3rd, 2008
According to FilmStalker there is a rumor going around that Tim Burton might direct Johnny Depp in a movie version of the old TV show Dark Shadows. Depp is apparently a big fan of the series and of course he does have quite a track record on film with Burton.
Dark Shadows was a gothic soap opera broadcast from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971 with a total of 1,225 episodes. Shot "live to tape" the show frequently looked a bit wobbly and by modern standards has a very high camp factor. There was a remake in 1991, but it only ran for 12 episodes. There have been a number of attempts at supernatural themed soap operas but Dark Shadows remains the most successful.
Burton of course has a strong affinity for the gothic with previous films which include The Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas and Sleepy Hollow.eoghann.com.
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