Tim Burton discusses his Dark Shadows





Tim Burton very recently got behind the camera for what could be THE cult film of 2012, Dark Shadows. Starring Johnny Depp, naturally, Burton’s remake of the 1960’s TV series will no doubt be huge. If you are not fully aware of just how great this movie will be, don’t despair, we have the synopsis right here for you. But first, here is some of what Burton had to say in a recent interview with The Wrap:

“It’s been hard to kind of come here because I’m just starting, and it’s a weird tone and it’s a lot of actors and, you know, we’re not starting with the simple stuff; we’re sort of getting right in there. You like to kind of sneak up on it a little bit, but this one we just kind of slammed right into it,” he explains, also talking a bit about the soap opera qualities. “Yes, I don’t know. I’m early into it because it’s a funny tone, and that’s part of what the vibe of the show is, and there’s something about it that we want to get. But when you look at it, it’s pretty bad. I’m hoping that it will be — it’s early days, let’s put it — I’m very intrigued by the tone. It’s a real ethereal tone we’re trying to go for and I don’t know yet.”

Burton sounds like an incredibly focused man there, if a little taken over by the excitement of it all, but who can blame him. The film will have lots of vampires, monsters, witches, ghosts and gouls, the perfect ingredients for a Burton movie. Also starring in the film is Mrs Burton, Helena Bonham Carter and Chloe Mortez, and here is the synopsis:

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better…

The film is set to hit US cinemas May 12th so it should hit the UK sometime close to that.

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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