Thursday, December 4, 2008

Burton Will Direct 'Dark Shadows' Next

Producer Richard D. Zanuc told Collider that director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are making Dark Shadows next summer and that it's Tim's next project after Alice in Wonderland.

We previously reported that Depp who acquired the rights was rumoured to have lined up Burton to direct.

Dark Shadows was a '60s daytime supernatural series. Depp has said in interviews that he has always been obsessed with "Dark Shadows" and had, as a child, wanted to be Barnabas Collins, the vampire patriarch of the series. The role was originated by Jonathan Frid.

Over 1,225 episodes, "Dark Shadows" was a highly atmospheric, spooky soap that featured gothic horror staples like vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies.