Collider talked to producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Heyman about Tim Burton’s upcoming project. He even managed to get Zanuck on camera (video below) revealing some pretty awesome information about Burton’s next project. According to Zanuck, Burton has finally decided to tackle Dark Shadows. They are set to start shooting in London next summer after Alice in Wonderland is done. And Burton won’t be moving on to his next project alone. He’ll be taking good friend Johnny Depp with him (how many films can that guy do at once? Yesterday he just got news about him taking on Dante).
For those of you who don’t know Dark Shadows was a popular TV show back in the 60′s. One which Burton was allegedly a fan of and has talked for sometime about turning into a film.
The story of the TV show is:
The story of Dark Shadows begins with newly hired governess Victoria Winters arriving at Collinwood, the Collins’ estate in Collinsport, Maine in search of her mysterious origins. She soon is caught up in the strange events and mysteries that seem to surround the Collins family. Eventually, the Collins’ “cousin from England”, Barnabas Collins, arrives and takes the show in a new direction; his vampire curse introduces a new history of the Collins family. Part of this revised history is the popular character of the witch Angelique whose jealously led to the tragic death of Barnabas’ great love Josette and who placed the curse upon Barnabas. – IMDB
Check out the Collider video proof below…