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Producer Confirms ‘Dark Shadows’ as Tim Burton’s Next

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After he is done Burtonizing Alice in Wonderland, it will be imperative that director Tim Burton move on to something equally as challenging, equally as ambitious and equally as Johhny Depp-filled. At least, that would be the advice that I would offer — it seems to be a formula that has worked out well the past six or seven times. And according to a report from our friends at Collider, it would appear that Burton has already taken my advice by moving Dark Shadows on his to-do list. You are welcome Mr. Burton, you silly-haired goof.

Frosty at Collider caught up with producer Richard D. Zanuck at the press junket for the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man this afternoon, where he poked and prodded Zanuck about upcoming projects. With little coaxing needed — as you will see in the video to come — Zanuck spilled the beans on Dark Shadows, a project that Johnny Depp has been drooling over for quite some time. As Zanuck explains, the project will definitely be Burton’s next — definitely. See how certain he is in the video below.

In its run during the 1960s, Dark Shadows was wildly popular because it was one of the first daytime shows to ever feature ghosts. Over the course of 1200 episodes, Dark Shadows featured werewolves, ghosts, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, both into the past and into the future, and a parallel universe. It was truly a show unlike anything that had been seen before, a Gothic soap opera.

Anyone out there a Dark Shadows fan from way back? If so, what do you think of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp teaming up to bring it to the big screen?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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