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Trailer Watch: Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows whaaaaat

I have to admit, I had the cheesiest grin on my face for most of this trailer. This is bat-shit crazy. Between this and the Frankenweenie trailer, maybe Tim Burton has turned his career around (creatively speaking — his awful Alice in Wonderland managed to make a billion dollars worldwide, so it’s hard to say he’s been struggling commercially).

Johnny Depp stars as Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s… adaptation(?) of the Dark Shadows soap opera. Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Gulliver McGrath, and Chloe Moretz round out the cast of the film, which hits theaters on May 11 (or, you know, wait for it to hit cable, Direct tv, or DVD like half the world).

2 Responses to “Trailer Watch: Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows whaaaaat”

  1. Really not what I was expecting. Was the show as wacky as this looks? I always thought it was as stuffy serious drama.
    I really do hope Burton is making a good comeback, but I thought that might be happening with ‘Sweeny Todd’.

    Also, any chance to see Jonny Lee Miller on the big screen is a fun one. ‘Hackers’ for life!

  2. Charlie Spencer says:

    James, no, the original show was not this wacky.  It was a gothic, supernatural soap opera, the ‘Twilight’ of the late ’60s, and mandatory after-school viewing.