Following the current vampire hype, director Tim Burton ("Big Fish", "Alice in Wonderland") is doing an adaption of the original popular Dark Shadows series (1966-1971), a gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts.
As usual, Burton works with some of his favorite actors and actresses: Johnny Depp (who also co-produces the movie) will play Barnabas Collins, Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter ("Harry Potter") stars as Dr. Julia Hoffman and Michele Pfeiffer will be Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.
The music will be composed by Danny Elfman, who scored most of Burton's films.
In the original series, David Selby played the role of Quentin Collins from 1968 until 1971.
Besides David Selby, some other cast members from the original series will appear in cameos: Jonathan Frid, Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott.
The movie is scheduled to come to cinemas in May 2012.
|David Selby with former Dark Shadows cast members at a convention|