The Dark Shadows movie was one of those projects in which I had just about zero interest when it was announced. I was intrigued by Tim Burton directing and using his buddy Johnny Depp as the centuries-old vampire Barnabas Collins. But the long-canceled ABC soap opera on which it was based was pretty much unknown to me, so there was no sentimental attachment.
But these new character images have really helped capture my imagination:
When the cast started filling in, the addition of names like Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Grace Moretz (the adorable Hit Girl from Kick-Ass) and Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach from Watchmen) started to counterbalance dull choices, like Helena Bonham Carter (no surprise there…). So I started to take a little notice.