Thursday, September 22, 2011

A cast photo for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.

From left to right, we have... Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman; Chloe Moretz as Carolyn Stoddard, Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard, Gulliver McGrath as David Collins, Bella Heathcote as Victoria Winters, Johnny Depp as Barnabus Collins, Ray Shirley as Mrs. Johnson, Jackie Earle Haley as Willie Loomis, Jonny Lee Miller as Roger Collins, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.  

Anyway, it looks pretty sharp, and Depp's make-up certainly looks less weird than the paparazzi photos that made him look like Michael Jackson.  I know nothing of the Dark Shadows television show and would prefer to keep it that way so as to judge this picture as open-mindedly as possible.  It's no secret that I'm not the world's most optimistic Tim Burton fan at the moment, but the horror-fan has never actually dabbled with vampires before, so it would seem that this is something more than a paycheck job.  It is probably too much to hope that Warner Bros. lets this out with an R-rating, but that would certainly be a step in the right direction.  Come what may, the picture will be released on May 12th, 2012 (alas, the second weekend-of-summer death slot), so we'll see.

Scott Mendelson


obthavariable said...

Looks like we have...
Roll call: Marla Singer, Hit-Girl, Vesper Lynd, Jack Sparrow, Rorschach, Angelina's ex, and Scarface's sister.
I'm in.

Terry McCarty said...

Judging from Helena and Johnny's appearance, they replicate what Grayson Hall (Julia) and Jonathan Frid (Barnabas) looked like on the original TV series.

Liam_Ho said...

The 2nd weeknd of summer isn't always doom, 09 had Star Trek do pretty well since Origins was atrocious equating to similar word of mouth. And depending on the budget it may not have to do blockbuster numbers.


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