Warner Bros left it late to start marketing Tim Burton's Dark Shadows just two months before the Gothic drama hits theaters on May 11th, but now they are truly in full hype swing. The trailer which granted us our first frames of moving footage from the film hit the web last week and now nine new character posters have emerged at Empire. Just like the trailer, the posters could really be marketing almost any Tim Burton film from the past decade. With the garish colours, the hideous make-up, the dodgy wigs and the candy-coloured tone, these posters could be promoting Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and you wouldn't know any difference. But strange is relative, right? That's the tagline they are going with anyway. The only thing promoted here is the 'Tim Burton package', wacky characters played by the familiar faces of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter and absolutely no semblance of what the film is about. Here's the new posters; Dark Shadows centers on Barnabas Collins, a playboy who breaks the heart of a witch (Eva Green) in 1752, and in proof that you should never scorn a woman, she turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. He wakes in 1972 and returns to his estate tortured and searching for his long lost love. He is owner of a large estate but our lead character and entry vehicle into this weird world is Bella Heathcote as Victoria Winters, the young lady who becomes the Governess of the Collins household because she resemblances the vampires long lost love. Michelle Pfeiffer (the matriarch of the estate in Collins absence), Jackie Earle Haley (as a con artist), Chloe Moretz, Thomas McDonnell, Johnny Lee Miller and David Selby also feature. Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the final draft of the screenplay, the same guy who is currently working on a Beetlejuice sequel that Burton will likely direct with Michael Keaton and Johnny Depp after this.