The first cast photo of the “Dark Shadows” movie has been released and it is sure to have fans of the original series excited, as it wonderfully emulates the picture below. In the new picture, feast your eyes on Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins, Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman, Jackie Earle Haley as groundskeeper Willie Loomis, Jonny Lee Miller as Roger Collins, Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and and “Kick-Ass” star Chloe Moretz as her teenage daughter Carolyn.
“Dark Shadows” was originally a daytime drama on ABC starring Jonathan Frid as Barnabas. It ran from 1966-1971 and is the basis for this new movie. There was a reboot of the franchise that aired 12 episodes in 1991 starring Ben Cross, Joanna Going and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (that’s the one we remember).
This new movie is being directed by (who else) Tim Burton and tells the tail of Barnabas, made into a vampire in 1772 by a witch whose heart he broke. She entombs him for 200 years, until he emerges in 1972 and that’s where the movie picks up.
“Dark Shadows” opens May 11. Will you be taking a visit to Collinwood Manor?