Johnny Depp lurks in 'Dark Shadows'
Depp said at the Los Angeles premiere of "Public Enemies" earlier this week that Burton will direct a film based on the 1960s daytime soap about 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins. Depp's production company acquired the rights to the show in 2007.
"'Dark Shadows' with Tim will also be down the line," he told Entertainment Weekly. "Tim has to finish ['Alice in] Wonderland' before he can start work on the next film."
Depp stars as the Mad Hatter in Burton's version of "Alice," which is due theaters in March 2010. He's also starring in an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" next year and has several other projects in various stages of development.
Depp will play Barnabas Collins in the "Dark Shadows" movie, and he says he'll be "thrilled" to work with Burton again.
"I was a big fan of it when I was a kid," Depp tells EW, "and I think it is another of those perfect projects for Tim to reimagine."
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