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A while back we told you that Warner Bros. was teaming with Johnny Depp's Infinitum-Nihil and Graham King's GK Films to develop a feature film based on the long running TV series Dark Shadows. The show aired from 1966 to 1971 and had over 1,225 episodes. The original series featured vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies.
Today IESB has learned the names of some of the folks who will be working on the adaptation. Tim Burton has now been attached to direct with screenwriter John August. They have worked together before on Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride.
Johnny Depp is apparently a huge fan of the series and has always wanted to play Barnabas Collins, the vampire patriarch of the series. With Tim Burton directing and Depp's own shingle producing the flick I would say that there is a very good chance that we may see him suit up for Barnabas.