Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dark Shadows Movie News Updates

  • IMDB has published the full cast list for Dark Shadows, confirming some interesting appearances in the film. Horror legend Christopher Lee plays a character called Clarney; Justin Tracy plays an eight-year-old Barnabas Collins; Josephine Butler plays David Collins' mother; Felicity Brangan and Richard Hollis appear as Victoria Winters' parents; And finally, veteran actor Shane Rimmer, best known for his voice work on various Gerry Anderson productions, plays a member of the Angel Bay Seafood board.
  • As we previously reported, the official red carpet premieres for Dark Shadows will take place this coming week – in Hollywood on Monday May 7 and London on Wednesday May 9. The venue for the latter is now confirmed as the Empire Cinema in London's Leicester Square.
  • Meanwhile, press coverage for the film continues to come in droves. The New York Times explores the influence of the original series, interviewing director Tim Burton, and concludes that Dark Shadows: "created a culture in which a sensibility like Mr. Burton's could thrive... If Dark Shadows had never existed, even Tim Burton might not have been able to invent it."
  • Angelique actress Eva Green has spoken about her character's supernatural passions and her own love for co-star: "I think Johnny Depp is extremely sexy, especially with his long fingers, which can do many things,” she teases in an interview with Entertainment Inquirer. "I would do a lot for love but I wouldn't put my boyfriend in a coffin."
  •  Chloe Grace Moretz (Carolyn Stoddard) is profiled by The Mercury, with Tim Burton praising her ability to capture the character's teenage angst. "She tapped into that internal anger and the feeling like you’re alone and isolated," he explains "That strange transitory time when you’re changing from a kid into something else." 
  • Bella Heathcote (Victoria Winters) has spoken about filming her kissing scene with Johnny Depp: "It was surreal. It's weird enough kissing anyone on set with 50 people standing around," she tells Australian newspaper The Telegraph.
  • Industry bible Variety interviews veteran producer Richard D. Zanuck about Dark Shadows and his continued collaboration with Tim Burton. "Tim is... an artist," he says. "His creative genius is to combine the physical image with some emotional values, and people don't give him enough credit."
  •  And finally, readers in the UK can see a Dark Shadows: T4 Movie Special next week on Channel 4, reporting from the red carpet with interviews and more. The programme will be shown on May 12 at 10.05am.


thegraveyardkey said...

GOD! Now I wish I lived in the UK.

lonn4670 said...

According to the cast listing of the film, there is no mention of Thomas McDonnell playing a younger Barnabas Collins. Was he replaced by a younger actor? Curious...

RetroWorld said...

Hey Stuart - Are you going to the premiere? Just wondering - you should be there!

StuartM said...

Ha, it doesn't quite work like that, I'm afraid, but I'll be there in spirit.