Tim Burton to Direct ‘Dark Shadows’

John August is set to adapt the 60s TV show.

While Johnny Depp isn't officially on board yet, it looks like two of his past collaborators have signed on for an adaptation of a horror soap opera. According to IESB.net, Tim Burton has been brought on to direct and John August will be writing an adaptation of the 60s supernatural soap opera, Dark Shadows. The project has been in development at Warner Bros. and Depp's Infinitum-Nihil production company as well as Graham King's GK Films.

Dark Shadows ran from 1966 to 1971 and featured a breadth of horror favorites like vampires, zombies, werewolves and others. The site is reporting that August is switching off between writing that project and Billy Baston and the Legend of Shazam for WB.

No production schedule or cast has been released for the film, but we'll keep you posted on this story as soon as we have more information.

Sources: IESB.net

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Comments (16)

  1. WonderWomyn

    Wasn't there a remake of the show in the early 90's on NBC?

    7 years agoby @wonderwomyn74Flag

  2. ShadowfoxSC

    All the movies that Tim has done r fliping awesome!!!!Tim Burton never dissapoints. Yeah the Alice in Wonderland is bound to be awesome.

    7 years agoby @shadowscFlag

  3. lordotonk

    This will be the greatest movie from TIM BURTON

    7 years agoby @lordotonkFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    I liked the show "Dark Shadows"...I caught all the re-runs through the years....Barnabas Collins was the coolest vampire....I just hope...just hope Johnny Depp "WON'T" be Barnabas!!!!

    Tim Burton could do wonders with this!!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. deeman138

    This sounds like Burton's style.

    7 years agoby @deeman138Flag

  6. SaltyNuTZ


    7 years agoby @macmalFlag

  7. Shadow Of The Day


    7 years agoby @asifFlag

  8. cnote

    Look forward to this

    7 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  9. ed_wood

    Tim Burton is awesome, but lets see Alice in Wonderland first. Dark Shadows will be cool though.

    7 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  10. killahmovie24

    sweeny todd rings the bell of disapointment lmao

    7 years agoby @killahmovie24Flag

  11. moviedirector88

    This looks extremly sweeeeeet :D

    Tim Burton never dissapoints.
    I never heard of this show, but it sounds dark and awesome.

    7 years agoby @moviedirector88Flag

  12. -gameover-

    Beetlejuice and Batman,Good tim burton movies.Sweeney Todd was the sickest f*cking sh*t I've seen in awhile.

    7 years agoby @gameover-58815612Flag

  13. Tronticon

    I agree ... I wanna see Alice in Wonderland first.. it could be real cool! I remember watching re-runs of Dark Shadows in the early 80's If I remember right .. it's about Vampires and Dracula kinda stuff!

    7 years agoby @tronticonFlag

  14. CDT1013

    That would be to cool!

    7 years agoby @jmt1000000Flag

  15. XJWS79

    I'm sure Johnny Depp will be involved somehow. Can you imagine who dark Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland would be.

    7 years agoby @xjws79Flag

  16. DarkTower19

    Never heard of the show, but I'm hoping Burton does Alice in Wonderland before anything else. I mean, come on...

    7 years agoby @darktower19Flag

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