Warner Bros has released nine brand new posters for Dark Shadows
which stars Johnny Depp
as Barnabas Collins, Eva Green
as Angelique Bouchard, Michelle Pfeiffer
as Elizabeth Collins, Helena Bonham Carter
as Dr. Julia Hoffmam, Jonny Lee Miller
as Roger Collins, Jackie Earle Haley
as Willie Loomis, Chloe Grace Moretz
as Carolyn Stoddard, Victoria Winters
as Bella Heathcote, and Gully McGrath
as David Collins.
The film is directed by Tim Burton
(Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland)from a script by author-turned-writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), based on the cult ABC TV series created by Dan Curtis.
A supernatural comedy adaptation of the 1960s cult gothic soap about a dysfunctional family led by a vampire playboy opens in the U.S. on May 11th, 2012. In the meantime, you can check out the full range of posters, below…
“In the year 1752 Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England, to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass, and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet — or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire and then burying him alive.
Two centuries later Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
Also residing in the manor are Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter, Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.”