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Monday November 8, 2010 1:01 am

Johnny Depp: Hollywood’s Newest Vampire

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Adaptation, Horror, Remakes, Casting,

He’s played crazy, he’s played brilliant, he’s even played opposite Angelina Jolie -- and now, Johnny Depp is ready to make us fall in love with the vampire craze all over again.

Depp will star in Dark Shadows, a big screen version of the series that originally ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971.

In its time, Shadows was an unprecedented show that featured ghosts, witches, werewolves and many other supernatural elements, not to mention a revolving door of actors. The series hit its stride with the introduction of Barnabas Collins, a vampire played by Jonathon Frid.

Depp and longtime pal/director Tim Burton were both fans of the series. (Are you surprised?) Speaking of which, the duo will come back together for the flick. Burton plans to direct Depp in the role of Collins … just as soon as he’s finished playing a rum-soaked, bowlegged pirate for Disney.

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