Tim Burton and Johnny Depp reteam to make a big screen version of Dark Shadows.
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory team of director Tim Burton, star Johnny Depp, and screenwriter John August are reportedly looking to re-team for a big screen version of the cult classic TV series Dark Shadows.
Director Pete Segal revealed to IESB over the weekend that his Shazam! screenwriter John August is also busy working on Burton’s Dark Shadows. This was the first time that Burton and August’s involvement with the Warners-based Shadows had surfaced.
It was announced last July that Depp would produce, via his Infinitum-Nihil production banner, a feature film version of Dark Shadows along with Graham King. It’s also expected that Depp would play the lead role of vampire patriarch Barnabas Collins, played on the original 1966-71 series by Jonathan Frid and in a short-lived 1990s revival by Ben Cross.
In addition to Charlie, Burton and Depp have previously teamed for Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd, and Ed Wood.
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