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Posted: Nov 4 2010, 03:11 PM


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That man sure has a complicated schedule right now.
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Oh please do the Tom Hanks movie before anything else with Tim. I know they have been trying to do DS forever and Tim is a great friend, but I (and I'm pretty sure it's not just me) would like the Johnny/Tim duo to give it a rest for a while. Something different please, and something different with someone like Tom Hanks would be great. please.gif

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Thanks for the info. Karen--I'm afraid I'm disappointed that he may not do the film w/Bigelow as well. DS will always be there, it's not going anywhere, but this other film seems like a role Johnny could sink his teeth into(OK, I know that goes with DS, too laugh.gif ) I think the vampire genre is just too flooded right now even though I LOVED DS growing up.

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I'm with you all on this, I want the Bigelow- Hanks film or even the Snow White film first....he just did Alice with Tim and I'd love to see something new and different!!


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I could see Hathaway as Victoria.........

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Oh I think she'd be a PERFECT Victoria Winters! Now...how 'bout Angelique?


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Don't know that there is anything new here, but...

http://www.blogofdarkshadows.com/?p=152 /



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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:
Dark Shadows Consulting Producer Jim Pierson
November 15, 2010 by Ed Gross
 
Filed under Features, Movie of Dark Shadows, News of Dark Shadows

As Dark Shadows inches ever so slowly towards production, and while excitement is building, the real question on the minds of fans is just what kind of film the eighth collaboration between actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton will result in. “It’s definitely going to be Gothic,” offers Dark Shadows consulting producer Jim Pierson. “I think that Sleepy Hollow is going to be your best comparison.”

Pierson, is extremely hopeful about the new version, believing that this specific combination of actor and director will result in a Dark Shadows for the 21st century. “I think that Johnny is such a charismatic and creative guy,” Pierson enthuses, “and very romantic for the women, and I think he’ll find a way to infuse the character with not only the mystery, but the romance as well. We’ve never seen him play a creature of the night who’s looking for redemption and salvation and love.”

That creature of the night, of course, is vampire Barnabas Collins, turned in the late 1700s and ultimately chained in a coffin by his father, who was unable to destroy him. Flash forward a couple of centuries, and fortune-seeking handyman Willie Loomis, an employee at the family estate of Collinwood in the fictional Collinsport, Maine, stumbles upon that coffin, opening it in the expectation of treasure. What he gets, instead, is a resurrected Barnabas Collins, who, now free, attempts to pass himself off to the rest of the Collins family as a cousin from England while secretly feeding on victims.

It’s the premise that introduced the character (as played by actor Jonathan Frid) in the 1966-71 soap opera created by the late Curtis, the 1970 feature film House of Dark Shadows, the 1991 prime time version that featured Ben Cross as Barnabas, and the 2004 WB pilot starring Alec Newman in the role. An additional point that needs to be emphasized is that long before Angel or Edward Cullen, Barnabas was the first reluctant and repentant vampire. He didn’t start off that way, but as Dark Shadows evolved and the character’s popularity grew, the decision was made to make him sympathetic — an approach to the undead that has been taken and evolved ever since.

Something new that will be brought to light in the Dark Shadows film will likely be a true exploration of the man out of time element that the previous incarnations have touched on, but never truly explored. “Actually that’s what we were going to do in the 2004 show,” says Pierson of the pilot that didn’t go to series. “We were going to be a little more realistic or a little more detail-oriented, and bring up the fact that here’s a guy who’s been entombed for a couple of centuries and he’s not going to instinctively get behind the wheel of a car. He’s not going to know how to dial a phone, or flip a switch for electricity or know what running water is. So we were actually talking about addressing that then. Not get too cutesy with it, but do something that humanizes the character.

“Depp does have that deep capacity for conveying and playing that old-fashioned, romantic kind of wanderlust,” he continues. “I think he has that ability, because he is such a quirky and artistic and passionate craftsman. He’s a leading man character actor. He’s just a really special blend, I think. And he’s also got a boy’s quality, even though he’s a mature man. He’s got a youthful maturity, and I think he’ll hit so many targets at once in doing this. And the fact that Burton has got a strong affinity for the horror genre and for Dark Shadows, I think makes this a labor of love… or a blood lust.. for both of them. And Dan’s spirit is in there as well. The film is dedicated in his honor and it’s not going to be such a radical reworking so much as it will simply be a reframing of Dark Shadows for the 21st Century, while keeping the essence of what came before.”



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QUOTE (Karen @ Nov 4 2010, 06:21 PM)
I'm with you all on this, I want the Bigelow- Hanks film or even the Snow White film first....he just did Alice with Tim and I'd love to see something new and different!!

True that we just got AIW; but we will see The Tourist, Rango, POTC4, and Rum Diary all within the next year. So I have no problem with Dark Shadows being next up. And it looks pretty certain now that DS will start shooting in April.
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QUOTE (shadowdog @ Nov 16 2010, 06:27 PM)
QUOTE (Karen @ Nov 4 2010, 06:21 PM)
I'm with you all on this, I want the Bigelow- Hanks film or even the Snow White film first....he just did Alice with Tim and I'd love to see something new and different!!

True that we just got AIW; but we will see The Tourist, Rango, POTC4, and Rum Diary all within the next year. So I have no problem with Dark Shadows being next up. And it looks pretty certain now that DS will start shooting in April.

True, but I am so tired of Depp and Burton. rolleyes.gif Sheesh what is this their 9th film? And I am a HUGE DS fan....we even know what it will look like. Sleepy Hollow meets Sweeney Todd in current times... huh.gif


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I like that they're updating the "entombed vampire wakes up on the 21st century" angle, and I would love for DS to made----someday. Just too much vampire stuff out right now and I think the Bigelow film would have stretched Johnny a bit in a more "normal" direction. I love Tim's work and I'm sure I'll see DS, but would like to see more "normal" type charcters for awhile--just my opinion.

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Yes, more 'normal characters', Johnny, please !
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I hate being a contrarian and sound like a broken record but, for me, I would SO much prefer the Bigelow/Hanks Triple Frontier project over DS right now. I know it's his production company, his best friend, etc etc., but geez I would love to see him in the Bigelow gig. IMO, and really don't want to sound negative, but it wouldn't be awful for Depp/Burton give it a little rest. Work with different directors, unique approaches, contemporary stories, "real" scenarios, and the like. Maybe it's me, but I would hate to see him missing out on some real gems. (Not that what we get aren't gems and his choices are solid...I guess I'm being a little selfish in my tastes. Would like to see him stick with the route of "one for them, one for me" attitude a la Clooney, Downey in some respects. OK, just rambling now, sorry...obviously I have broken needle on this topic!! blink.gif
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QUOTE (BaxterPeanut @ Nov 17 2010, 09:28 AM)
I hate being a contrarian and sound like a broken record but, for me, I would SO much prefer the Bigelow/Hanks Triple Frontier project over DS right now. I know it's his production company, his best friend, etc etc., but geez I would love to see him in the Bigelow gig. IMO, and really don't want to sound negative, but it wouldn't be awful for Depp/Burton give it a little rest. Work with different directors, unique approaches, contemporary stories, "real" scenarios, and the like. Maybe it's me, but I would hate to see him missing out on some real gems. (Not that what we get aren't gems and his choices are solid...I guess I'm being a little selfish in my tastes. Would like to see him stick with the route of "one for them, one for me" attitude a la Clooney, Downey in some respects. OK, just rambling now, sorry...obviously I have broken needle on this topic!! blink.gif

It's OK...we all have opinions and want to see Johnny stretch and try new things. I LOVE me some Dark Shadows, but want to see Johnny try different directors and enter into different kinds of films.

I go to a certain chain ice cream store, with LOTS of flavors...while I have my favs, I like to try new or seasonal things. Just to experience something new and different. Doesn't mean I like the favorite any less, but new and exciting things can happen and new favorites can be found!

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