Tim Burton has confirmed that he will next direct a film adaptation of Dark Shadows.
The director said that he will take on the project as soon as he finishes shooting upcoming picture Alice In Wonderland. He also revealed that he is to team up for the movie with actor Johnny Depp, who will portray vampire Barnabas Collins.
Dark Shadows is be based on the ‘60s soap opera of the same name, an ABC daytime TV show that incorporated elements of gothic romance, science fiction and supernatural phenomena such as ghosts, zombies and vampires.
Speaking about the project to MTV, he said “that’s something that [Depp and I] both love and are excited about. When I’m done with [Wonderland] I’ll definitely focus on that.”
He added: “It’s another challenge because it was such a weird soap opera. Part of the energy of it was the tone and weirdness of it. That’s our challenge, to try to capture that vibe. That’s definitely a main issue, the tone and the vibe of it because as we all know melodrama can cross over. It’s one of the more interesting things about it.”