Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer in new photos from Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

With only a month away Warner Bros. has given us a few more photos from DARK SHADOWS via Kinopoisk.  Yes, I know we have already had several photos and even a trailer but who among us can deny the appeal of a pasty Johnny Depp or a sexy Eva Green?  Looking at all the photos below and taking into account this is a Tim Burton film, I have no doubt DARK SHAWDOWS will be Oscar nominated for Art Direction with the possibility of landing nominations in Costume and Makeup as well.

Based on a cult TV show, DARK SHAWDOWS follows Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), who after breaking the heart of a witch, Angelique (Eva Green), is turned into a vampire and buried alive for 220 years.  The film begins in 1752 and ends up with Barnabas readjusting to life in the 1970’s with his house in shambles.  Dark, funny and all around quirky, I’m excited for DARK SHAWDOWS, hoping this will bring director Tim Burton back to his roots like PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE, BEETLEJUICE, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and ED WOOD (the last two also starring Johnny Depp.  Even Paramount has realized the film might be big, as it has moved its competing film THE DICTATOR from the same opening date to the following Wednesday.  But to be fair, THE DICTATOR probably doesn’t stand a chance no matter whom it opens against as Sacha Baron Cohen and his antic comedies, while having moments of funny, only contains a small pocket of devoted followers.

The Tim Burton directed film stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley, Christopher Lee and Bella Heathcote.  DARK SHAWDOWS will open in theaters on May 11th. (The Playlist)

Michelle Pfeiffer in Dark Shawdows

Bella Heathcote in Dark Shadows

Jonny Lee Miller and Helena Bonham Carter in Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

Eva Green in Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows

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