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    Thumbs up Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    Hot off the press... Dark Shadows, the classic television series of the 1960s is being resurrected and Johnny Depp is playing the lead vampire, Barnabas Collins! Read more:

    Depp lights up 'Dark Shadows'
    Graham King to produce Warner feature
    By MICHAEL FLEMING


    (Posted: Thurs., Jul. 26, 2007, 8:00pm PT)

    Johnny Depp is getting in touch with his inner vampire.

    Warner Bros. is teaming with Depp's Infinitum-Nihil and Graham King's GK Films to develop a feature based on the '60s daytime supernatural sudser "Dark Shadows."

    Depp has said in interviews that he has always been obsessed with "Dark Shadows" and had, as a child, wanted to be Barnabas Collins, the vampire patriarch of the series. The role was originated by Jonathan Frid.

    A rights deal just closed with the estate of Dan Curtis, the producer/director who created the soap that aired weekdays on ABC, from 1966 to 1971. Depp and King will produce with David Kennedy, who ran Dan Curtis Prods. until Curtis died last year of a brain tumor. Infinitum-Nihil's Christi Dembrowski served as the point person on the deal.

    Over 1,225 episodes, "Dark Shadows" was a highly atmospheric, spooky soap that featured gothic horror staples like vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies. The show has a continuing rabid fan base that populates Dark Shadows Festival conventions. Numerous TV revivals of the series and pic adaptations have been attempted over the years but none with as high-wattage a star as Depp.

    Depp, who is coming off "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and who just wrapped the Tim Burton-directed "Sweeney Todd," is next expected to star in "Shantaram," a Mira Nair-directed adaptation of the Gregory David Roberts novel that Depp, King and Plan B are producing for Warner Bros. Depp, King and WB are also mobilizing to make a film about the life of Alexander Litvinenko, with Depp poised to play the former KGB agent, who was fatally poisoned.


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    OMG!! No way! Is this serious???
    I LOVED!!! the revival. OMG! I seriously just bought y friend the revival on DVD for birthday and am giving it to her with the instructions that I ca borrow it after she watches it.
    OMG!! This could turn me into a Depp fan LOL!!!!
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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    Depp will be fantastic in this. I look forward to it.
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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    This is very cool! I remember running home from school as a kid to see the original on tv!!!!




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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    It looks as if it may be a couple of years away though because Mr. Depp is also in several other films. What we need to do is cross... bad choice of words... our fingers and hope that everything goes well until production starts. I nearly had a heart-attack when I read this story...


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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    I wonder if after Barnabas, he'll return to be Captain Jack Sparrow?

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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    Depp as a vampire? My dreams are coming true! Thanks for the news Aura.

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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    This is going to make my mom really happy! She was a huge fan of the original and is a big Depp fan as well!

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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    My sister was obsessed with Dark Shadows when we were kids. She even named her hamsters Barnabas, Quentin and Angelique. I thought the whole show was kind of silly myself.

    With Depp on board though, it suddenly sounds intriguing.

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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    I wonder if after Barnabas, he'll return to be Captain Jack Sparrow?
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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

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    OMG!! This could turn me into a Depp fan LOL!!!!
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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    My mom liked this show- I wonder if she will be interested in the movie.

    I'm interested- it's Johnny Depp

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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    OMG!!! I love Dark Shadows and I love Johnny Depp. This is going to be SOoooooooooo awesome!
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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    OMG! Finally! Another movie worth waiting for.... Can't wait to see him in this! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Johnny!

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    Re: Johnny Depp Pulls The Stake Out Of Dark Shadows!

    That is the coolest movie news I've heard in a long time. Dark Shadows was a one of a kind show and I think Johnny Depp is the only person who could pull off Barnabas Collins -

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