The cult classic television series Dark Shadows is hitting the big screen in the bizarrely twisted and humorous way that only the partnership between director Tim Burton and actor/producer Johnny Depp delivers. In the year 1770, the rich and powerful playboy Barnabas Collins (Depp) has the world at his feet, until he falls in love with the beautiful Josette DuPres (Bella Heathcote) and angers Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), a witch who turns him into a vampire and then buries him alive. After being inadvertently freed, two centuries later, Barnabas emerges into the very different world of 1972 and vows to restore his family name to its former glory. The film also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gully McGrath and Jackie Earle Haley.
At the film’s press day, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton talked about being fans of the quirky TV show, the elements that they wanted to carry over to the film, portraying a vampire that looks like a vampire, finding the physicality for Barnabas Collins, what the fangs and nails were like to wear, how it was to have the original cast on the set, the deleted scenes that could end up on the DVD, and that there was no conscious decision made to leave the ending open for a possible sequel. Check out what they had to say after the jump: