Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows: Barnabas Posing

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Tim Burton has been busy with teasing us of late. What with his premiere of the Frankenweenie trailer and now a new photo of his muse Johnny Depp from his upcoming feature, Dark Shadows, Burton is on fire.

Dark Shadows Star Johnny Depp

The film is based on the prime-time supernatural soap opera and is coming to the big screen with the vivid imagination of Burton. Joining Depp in the cast is Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter and Jonny Lee Miller.

Burton has also released a synopsis of the movie to fill in all those blanks of curiosity for the film landing May 11!

Dark Shadows Synopsis:

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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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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