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Tim Burton decides to drop some more details regarding Dark Shadows

03.02.2012by: Jared Pacheco

Well folks Jake basically just got finished showing you all some new character shots from DARK SHADOWS and now here I am to bring you all some more details on the feature courtesy of the man himself - Mr. Tim Burton.

You see Burton recently chatted it up with Horror Hound Magazine and the guys over at GeekTyrant were kind enough to toss up what Burton had to say. The director was asked about several different aspects of DARK SHADOWS including why he chose to do it, the effects used in the film, the look of Johnny Depp's 'Barnabas Collins' and if there will be any comedy in the feature. Peep Burton's responses respectively:

"The reason I liked Dark Shadows was that it was a weird family story. It just happened to have supernatural qualities to it."

"I want to rely on the characters... We were trying to keep it as human and personal as possible. Every effect should not seem like an effect."

"We wound up with a nod to [original actor] Jonathan Frid's Barnabas. Because of the sensitive nature of the character, I liked the idea of his fingernails being long, a bit more tactile."

"It's news to me... I always start things with the most serious of intentions. I sometimes find humor in things that aren't funny and vice versa."

So there you have it folks! Just a little more insight to get you ready for DARK SHADOWS, which stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green (below), Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Bella Heathcote, Ray Shirley, Jackie Earle Haley and Jonny Lee Miller.

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 has the world at his feetí¬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 Brouchard. 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 has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman, to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins; her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard; and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins. The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis and David's new nanny, Victoria Winters.

DARK SHADOWS is set to hit theaters in just a few months on May 11th so expect a lot more goods from this one to roll our way soon.

Extra Tidbit: Which Burton flick are you more excited about: DARK SHADOWS or FRANKENWEENIE?

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