Four New Images from Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS [UPDATED: Images Removed]

     March 7, 2012


As a trailer debut for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows is (hopefully) on the way soon, four new images from the film have popped up online giving us another peek into the adaptation of the 1970s soap. Johnny Depp plays a vampire who attempts to reintegrate with his descendants after having been buried for 200 years. The supporting cast is incredibly strong, with Chloe Moretz, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley and Michelle Pfieffer all onboard in most likely creepy/off-kilter roles. We get a good look at Moretz, Green and Pfeiffer in this latest batch of images, as well as another look at Depp’s strange vampire.

Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Gulliver McGrath, Helena Bonham Carter, Bella Heathcote, Ray Shirley, and Jonny Lee Miller. Dark Shadows opens May 11th. [Update: We’ve been asked by the studio to take the images down].


Images courtesy of CineMarcado.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Dark Shadows:

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

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