Opening on May 10 in all theaters nationwide, multi-talented actor Johnny Depp returns to the big screen in a dark comedy film entitled Dark Shadows. The film directed by Tim Burton was based from the 1966-1971 gothic soap opera of the same name and stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter and Eva Green.
Depp has already given life to various fictional characters including Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd and the Mad Hatter. And now, he will be playing the role of Barnabas Collins, a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine in the 18th century who broke the heart of a witch named Angelique Bouchard (Green) that turned him to a vampire. After two centuries Barnabas finally woke up and sees a different world where he must adopt as he lives with his dysfunctional descendants and find the witch that cursed her.
According to Burton who is Depp’s director in the film, he says that Johnny always puts 100 percent into everything he does, and he could tell right away he had a passion for this. Aside from the Dark Shadows, Burton had already worked with Depp in various movies including the Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“Dark Shadows” will be shown in all cinemas starting May 10 and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.