Filming Begins on Dark Shadows

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Filming begins this week for the movie adaptation of Dark Shadows, based on the cult classic TV series from the 70s. 

The movie boasts large cast of A-listers, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Moretz, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Dark Shadows

The film starts out in 1752 when Joshua and Naomi Collins and their young son Barnabas set sail to America to start a new life.  Two centuries later, Barnabas is the head of the Collinwood Manor in Maine and is a rich and powerful playboy.  He breaks the heart of a witch who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive.

He awakens two centuries later in 1972 to find that the world is very different and his manor is in ruins and Elizabeth Collins Stoddard lives there with her family.

Tim Burton is directing the film with a screenplay from vampire/zombie lover Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). 

The film is being shot entirely in England.

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Dark Shadows Quotes

I shall restore the family business to its former glory.

Barnabas Collins

My name is Barnabas Collins. Two centuries ago, I made Collinwood my home... until a jealous witch cursed me, condemning me to the shadows, for all time.

Barnabas Collins

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