Johnny Depp has some Dark Shadows

Benicio Del Toro with The Wolf Man, Johnny Depp is also set to fulfill a life long dream by portraying Barnabas Collins on screen, a vampire character originally played by Jonathan Frid, who Depp admiring in the 60's daytime show Dark Shadows. Variety report that Depp's production company is teaming with Warner Brothers to bring the show to the big screen some 36 years after it ended on ABC.
Over 1,225 episodes, "Dark Shadows" was a highly atmospheric, spooky soap that featured gothic horror staples like vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies. The show has a continuing rabid fan base that populates Dark Shadows Festival conventions. Numerous TV revivals of the series and pic adaptations have been attempted over the years but none with as high-wattage a star as Depp.
The movie is not expected to be the next filmed from Depp (that honor goes to Shantaram) but it could be the next after that depending on how the Alexander Litvinenko movie develops. This sounds great. More vampire goodness on our screens and to be played by Johnny Depp no less! Awesome. Below is a fan made video of the character Depp will be playing on screen. You know Tim Burton's upcoming slate is clean again...

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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.