Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dark Shadows move update!

Since the release of Twilight paranormal moves are on the rise again finally! Hollywood is making more movies in the paranormal lines, for this I am grateful while I do like Twilight, I also like more Adult vampires, werewolf's and witches, so this brings me to say, I'm old enough to remember Dark Shadows, while it was just a Soap Oprah, a low budgeted one at that, I loved it even the black and white episodes. To here that Hollywood would take on making a movie with sexy Johnny Depp playing Barnabas Collins, lets just say I more then excited. So I will be keeping up with Dark Shadows 2011 movie and anything new I find on the release of the movie I will be bringing to the blog, so if you want to keep tabs on updates, please stay tuned here.

MOVIE TALKJohnny Depp and Tim Burton to Vamp It Up in 'Dark Shadows'by Matt McDaniel    July 29, 2009 Three of the most talked-about things at Comic-Con last week were vampires ("New Moon" and "True Blood"), another movie pairing director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp ("Alice in Wonderland"), and updates of cult '60s TV shows ("Doctor Who" and "The Prisoner"). So how excited fans would get if all of those elements could be combined into one movie?
Apparently, we'll find out when Burton and Depp team up for the big-screen adaptation of "Dark Shadows," the Gothic soap opera about vampires, ghosts, and monsters that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. Burton confirmed this last Thursday when he presented footage from "Alice in Wonderland" to a capacity crowd at Comic-Con's cavernous Hall H. He said "Dark Shadows" would be his next project, "if I ever finish this one here."
Before Lestat, Angel, and Edward Cullen, there was Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old vampire who stalked the town of Collinsport, Maine pining for his lost love. Originally, the character of Barnabas, played by Jonathan Frid, was only intended for a 13-week story arc on "Dark Shadows," but he caused such a sensation with viewers he became the lead character for the next four years. The show spawned two movies in the early '70s, a revived series in 1991, and a pilot that was not picked up for series in 2004.
Depp would play Barnabas, a role he told has been "a lifelong dream for me." Depp has said he loved the show as a child: "I was obsessed with Barnabas Collins. I have photographs of me holding Barnabas Collins posters when I was five or six." Depp has been pursuing the movie adaptation for years, buying the remake rights through his production company, Infinitum-Nihil.
Burton has also spoken about his fascination with the original show. He told the Los Angeles Times, "It had the weirdest vibe to it. I'm sort of intrigued about that vibe." He also spoke about the recent influx of vampire movies: "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."
While both Depp and Burton seem excited to start work on what will be their eighth collaboration, production might have to wait until after Depp finishes work on the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. Disney's Head of Production Oren Aviv said in an interview with that filming will start in April or May of next year, with a release planned for 2011. Aviv says the intention for the next movie is to "scale it down, because we can't get bigger... I want to kind of reboot the whole thing and bring it down to its core, its essence, just characters."
So it may be a while before Depp bares his fangs as a vampire. If "Dark Shadows" also hits theaters in 2011, it could be up against the final "Twilight" film, "Breaking Dawn." But if it's delayed another year, audiences might be over their bloodsucker addiction. Still, it seems that if anyone can create a dark, atmospheric, and entrancing vampire tale, it would be Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. To preview the fantastic sights of their version of "Alice in Wonderland" coming next March, watch the teaser trailer below.

If you have never heard or seen Dark Shadows click here to see more.

Dark Shadows-DVD club

Dark Shadows journal online click here

Also the lady Lara Parker who played the witch named Angelique, she is an author and has written a few book on Dark Shadows you many want to check them out. I have one book and its has more spice then the Soap Opera

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