We’ve already seen a lot of pictures from Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows, but today we get the official trailer for the comedy/horror/drama/I don’t really know how to classify it.
Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter once again star in a film directed by Tim Burton. Depp plays a cursed vampire who’s been buried for two centuries who is freed in the 1972 to a world he doesn’t know. Michelle Pfeiffer has the role of the head of the family who lives in the house with her son, her brother and his son. The cast also includes Jackie Earl Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz, Bella heathcote, Thomas McDonell, and Gulliver McGrath.
Dark Shadows is set to open on May 11th this year
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 (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 Bouchard (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 (Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley) and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.