Wow, I was figuring Dark Shadows would definitely be campy, but I’m not sure how I feel about it, based on this trailer. It looks like fun and I’m hoping this echoes the campy fun of early Tim Burton as opposed to the pained and forced camp of later Tim Burton. It comes out May 11th and stars the usual Tim Burton players (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Jackie Earl Haley, and Eva Green).
Anyway, for those not familiar with the original vampire soap opera, here’s the official plot: “In 1752, the Collins family sails from Liverpool, England to North America. The son, Barnabas (Johnny Depp), grows up to be a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. In 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent manor in ruin. It is occupied by dysfunctional Collins descendants and other residents, all of whom have secrets.”
Chloe Moretz continues her impressive early childhood run. She’s the real standout in this trailer. [via /Film]