What the what? Johnny Depp is sporting a new look for the now shooting Dark Shadows film by Tim Burton. It’s white. the film is based on the genre-soap opera that ran for five years and came to star vampire Barnabas Collins (originally played by Jonathan Frid) in the midst of all sorts of supernatual mayhem. It looks like Burton’s pushed the character in a more “Hot Topic”-friendly direction.

What this says about the film is very little, but it’s obvious that Burton is indulging his very specific taste with the main character, who appears to be a stylish freak. It’s hard to call that surprising, or even all that weird as Burton’s design sensibilities is part of the reason why he’s achieved his status as the great goth director.

This picture comes from Celebuzz, who have even more images from the set. With picture and video leaks from The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises sets, it’s worth noting for filmmakers that – with current cell phone technology – there’s no place but a studio to keep secrets. States have offered tax incentives and rebates to film in their areas (it’s why Louisiana became a hotbed for shooting over the last couple of years), it may make sense to go out into the public to make their films, but we may yet see more productions head back to Los Angeles if it’s otherwise impossible to not have spy photographers there for every second of outdoor filming.

What do you think of Depp’s look?