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Warner Bros. has announced that filming will begin this week
on Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS. Get the story details after the jump.
Burton is directing and producing DARK SHADOWS from a
screenplay by PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES’ Seth Grahame-Smith and a story
by John August and Grahame-Smith, based on the TV series created by Dan Curtis.
DARK SHADOWS is being filmed entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and
on location. Here’s the 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 Bouchard (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 (Jackie Earle Haley) and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters (Bella
Warner Bros. releases DARK SHADOWS May 11, 2012.
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