News: First Look At Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS Cast

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 22 September 2011

Movie News

Aside from last week's rather crappy set pic, we've seen very little from Tim Burton's upcoming DARK SHADOWS remake. Well, the guys at Entertainment Weekly have just released our first official look with a nifty new cast shot. Check it out...

Just in case that's a little squinty to make out, here we have (from left to right), Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Moretz, Eva Green, Gulliver McGrath, Bella Heathcote, Ray Shirley, Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Hayley, Johnny Lee Miller and Michelle Pfeiffer.

For those amongst you who aren't familiar with the source material, here's Warner Bros' official 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 Brouchard (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, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.”

And in case you missed it, here's that crummy pic we featured last week. Upon comparing Depp's visage with the official pic above, are we safe to assume that he's wearing some kind of Vampire sunblock?!

Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS is released in the US on May 11 (UK date still pending).

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0 #1 James Bond 2011-09-22 18:18
Since when did they resurrect Michael Jackson as Barnabas? I wanted this to be good, but I don't know now.

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