By Hannah Everman
This May, the unbeatable trio of Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, and Helena Bonham Carter return in the movie Dark Shadows. Dark Shadows was originally a TV series from 1966-1971, which followed the strange happenings of the Collins family and their friends. The show was a gothic soap opera, which had everything from vampires, to witches, werewolves, and more. Now, this year, Tim Burton directs the movie adaptation of this hit TV series. Johnny Depp plays Barnabas Collins, who was originally played by Jonathan Frid in the TV series, and Helena Bonham Carter co-stars as Dr. Julia Hoffman.
The Collins family moves from England to America, with their young son Barnabas. Two decades go by, and Barnabas lives in Collinsport, Maine with the world at his feet. He is rich, powerful, and has everything he could ever want. Life is perfect, until he mistakenly breaks the heart of Angelique Bouchard, who will be played by Eva Green. Angelique is a witch, and when Barnabas breaks her heart, she dooms him to a fate worse than death: she turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. A few centuries later, Barnabas is freed and when he returns to his home, he doesn’t like what he finds.
This trio never fails to impress, and combined with other great talent like Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Lee Miller, and Chloe Grace Moretz, this movie shouldn’t be any different. Johnny Depp is famous for taking on roles that are daringly different and often times insane, and so this role is right up his weird alley of acting.
Be sure to keep this movie in the back of your mind, and be ready to see it in May, 2012.