Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dark Shadows Movie Updates

While promoting his new animated feature film Rango, Johnny Depp has spoken briefly about the upcoming Dark Shadows movie. Talking to Collider, Depp said: "I'm very excited to film it... It's something Tim [Burton] and I have talked about for a number of years, because we were both fans."

Touching on the script, Depp added that: "There's something very interesting coming from the screenplay... which is that it retains that sort of bizarre distance that everyone has with one another, in terms of the characters... It's definitely in-keeping with the original series." To view the full interview, click here.

Elsewhere, the official Dark Shadows newsletter ShadowGram reports that Tim Burton's regular composer Danny Elfman will create the musical score for the new film, adding that "Robert Cobert's original theme will likely be integrated." Elfman's other credits include Men in Black, Red Dragon and Spider-Man along with theme music for The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives.

ShadowGram also confirms that Dark Shadows will film at Pinewood Studios from May onwards, with post production scheduled to stretch into next year. The movie is expected to debut in cinemas in 2012.


Jeff said...

I can't imagine them not using Robert Cobert's music. The main theme and "Josette's Theme" at least should be used!

David said...

Cobert's music WAS the show. I hope all those fantastic cues are included with new Cobert-inspired Elfman stuff. Danny Elfman is an amazing composer in his own right. The combo should be electrifying.

Debjorgo said...

I always like to point out about Elfman that he was the leader of the band Oingo Boingo. They're best known for doing the title track for Wierd Science and the song Dead Man's Party.

On Still the Beaver in the eighties, June Cleaver says to one of her little grandchild's friends, "Thanks for the Oingo Boingo tape".