Johnny Depp to Enter Dark Shadows

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Move over, Twilight Saga and The Vampire Diaries.

Johnny Depp is set to take on the role of a blood sucker, as the actor has confirmed a big screen adaptation of the hit 1960s TV series Dark Shadows.

The Gothic soap opera aired weekdays on ABC from 1966 to 1971. Depp will play the key character of Barnabas Collins in the movie version of the drama.

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"I was obsessed with the character as a child. It triggered my earliest desire to become an actor," Depp told Great Britain's The Daily Express.

Reportedly, Depp and Tim Burton will come out with at least three Dark Shadows movies, the first of which will be released late next year.

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Johnny Depp is arguably the best actor alive today. He's quite versatile and often plays nutty characters.

Depp got his start on the television series, 21 Jump Street. Since then, the Kentucky-born actor has gone on to star in major movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Benny & Joon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sleepy Hollow, all four of the Pirate of the Caribbean films, Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factoy, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist, The Rum Diary, and Dark Shadows.

To say the least, this actor can pretty much play any role out there.

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