Dark Shadows Set Pics

Tim Burton Dark Shadows movie cast
Empire visited the set of Tim Burton’s latest flick, a movie version of the old 60s gothic soap opera: Dark Shadows.

Set in 1972, the film version of Dark Shadows stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins who is turned into a vampire by a former lover, played by Eva Green. Other cast members include Tim Burton regular Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jackie Earle Haley.

The Empire article includes an interview with writer Seth Grahame-Smith who explains why he and Burton chose to set the new movie in 1972, explaining that the year represented a time when “peace and love is dying out and being replaced by this  me-me-me generation in the ’70s who are all about showing their wealth and having everything.”

Dark Shadows has a planned release date of May 11th 2012