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20 January 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: EW / MTV

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We're getting new images from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows on a weekly basis now. Surely a trailer must be imminent... In the meantime, here's another new picture of Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins...

Following Empire's exclusive set of stills from a couple of months ago, here's a closer look from EW at Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, playing Barnabus Collins and Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.

Pfeiffer's looking nicely austere, we're thinking, while Depp seems to have opted for some appearance-altering nose and chin prosthetics, to complement that Burton-goth pallor. 

Dark Shadows, you'll know by now, was a show that ran on the ABC network for more than 1200 episodes between 1966 and 1971, featuring ghosts, vampires, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes, time-shifting, melodrama, and general extreme creakiness. Depp has wanted a piece of the action for years.

"It had a weird sense of heightened melodrama," Burton tells MTV. "There was a generation of us who would run home from school to watch it. That's probably why we were such bad students. It had a weird seriousness, but it was funny in a way that wasn't really funny. We just had to feel our way through it to find the tone."

Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the screenplay, and in the process garnered Burton's blessing to have a crack at the recently-announced plans for a new Beetlejuice. And while not necessarily interested in directing, Burton will keep a paternal eye on the supernatural sequel as it develops. "I love that character," he says. "Michael Keaton is so great, and I'm sure he'd just strangely tap right back into it. I always think about how fun that character was, so I told him to try some stuff. In the past, I tried some things, but that was way back when. He seemed really excited about it. He hasn't come back to me yet though."

Watch this space for more Beetlejuice, and book your seat for Dark Shadows, which is out in the UK on May 11.


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Looking forward!
I like Burton's work, including his Alice in Wonderland which got slated, and, from the sound of this plus the two pics, I have a good feeling about Dark Shadows. I really like the sound of a Beatlejuice sequel too as it's one of his best, it would be great to see Micheal Keaton back in one of his best roles More

Posted by dannyfletch at 18:08 on 21 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: looks like simon from misfits
Dark Shadows is one heck of a tautology. Even trumps Deadly Assassin. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 16:26 on 21 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE: looks like simon from misfits
...or Noel Fielding? More

Posted by marcus_fuller at 15:14 on 21 January 2012 | Report This Post

looks like simon from misfits
he really does. More

Posted by yuichitaira at 04:08 on 21 January 2012 | Report This Post

Looking forward to Dark Shadows a lot, and another Beetlejuice (providing Keaton's there) would be awesome. More

Posted by Whistler at 09:03 on 20 January 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
I said they should do a Beetlejuice sequel ages ago. That Burton's been in my head again. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 14:27 on 14 January 2012 | Report This Post

Never too late for more Beetlejuice. But slathering for a sequel to a piece of cinematic gold like that is asking for disappointment. I hope it rocks. Keaton for president. More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 21:15 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post

Mixed feelings
It's a bit late in the day for a Beetlejuice sequel, though it would be great to see the constantly underused Keaton back in a lead role! A lot of people forget how funny he can be. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 14:10 on 13 January 2012 | Report This Post


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