Woah, uhh… what is this?
Let’s start here: Tim Burton is making a film version of 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Johnny Depp is starring as 175-year old vampire Barnabas Collins.
So, what is this? It certainly is over the top… but too much so. It looks like Depp and Burton went to the nearest Halloween store — actually, scratch that — they went to Forever 21 on Halloween and some some stuff. Then they went through the old costumes of The Joker and Michael Jackson’s wardrobe and hobbled together some weird ass costume.
Burton hasn’t had the greatest luck with his recent films. I still don’t understand what the hell happened to Alice in Wonderland. His Willy Wonka movie I kinda enjoyed, despite Depp’s weird vibe as Wonka.
Here’s 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 Bouchard (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..