Images continue to leak from the set of Dark Shadows, the upcoming film adaptation of the original 1960’s television series. In addition to showcasing Tim Burton’s hair, the photos include the original Dark Shadows cast, who are showing their support for the upcoming film.
Also, Alice Cooper is said to have joined the cast of Dark Shadows, and he will be starring as himself in the film. According to The LA Times, “Cooper plays himself in the film, which is set in 1972 – Depp’s character, the recently revived vampire Barnabas Collins, hires the rock star to play a private ball at his seaside home in Maine.”
The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters May 11, 2012. If you are surprised by the immediacy of that date, you should be – the film releases in two months and it doesn’t even have a trailer yet.
Plot synopsis: “The story focuses on Collins, who was transformed into a vampire by his jilted lover, Angelique, way back in the 1700s and buried. He’s just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller’s Roger – despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood.”