- The Dark Shadows London movie premiere takes place in Leicester Square this evening, with stars from the film in attendance. Live video of the event can be viewed online from 6.00pm GMT/1.00pm EST by clicking here.
- Variety is already speculating on the possibility of a Dark Shadows sequel. The film opens this weekend in 42 territories on over 10,000 screens worldwide, with 3,700 of those within the United States. The industry paper says that: "Warners would like to have at least four mega-blockbusters per year, and Dark Shadows, if it hits a vein, could go a long way toward filling that desire." Once again repeating its prediction of a $30-40million yield for the film, it concludes this will be "probably just enough... that Warner Bros. will have a decision to make when the Dark Shadows theatrical run is over."
- Meanwhile director Tim Burton plays down talk of further Dark Shadows movies in a press chat picked up by Collider, insisting that the film's ending is not engineered to set up a sequel: "Because of the nature of it being like a soap opera, that was the structure. It wasn't a conscious decision... It's a bit presumptuous to think that. If something works out, that’s one thing, but you can’t ever predict that." He also mentions that the film's DVD may include some deleted scenes: "With the nature of it being a soap opera, we cut out stuff, but all the actors were great... I think I'm going to look at having scenes that aren't in the film."
- Bella Heathcote (Victoria Winters) praises her director, in a press conference highlight picked up by Vanity Fair: "This is how great Tim
is: There was one day where I had to be sitting in a wave machine, and I expressed some reservations. I
said, 'Oh, I’ll be fine. I just need to get pumped up.' I walked on set,
and Tim is blasting Eye of the Tiger!”
- Jonny Lee Miller (Roger Collins) tells Vulture how much he enjoyed his retro Dark Shadows wardrobe: "I really loved the costumes. They make you walk in a different way, these outrageous suits. Colleen Atwood's costume design blended what I’d call genuine seventies clothing with a Burton-esque style, if I may use such a word."
- Jackie Earle Haley (Willie Loomis) speaks about his Dark Shadows role to website MySA and comments: "Tim Burton plays great homage to the soap, but he also makes that content accessible to the sensibilities of the 2012 audience. There's melodrama, dark moments... but also a light tone with humour."
- And finally, cameoing rocker Alice Cooper proclaims his enduring youth in a chat with the Los Angeles Times: "They [the filmmakers] decided that they were going to do a computerized thing where they make me [look like I'm from] 1972... I said, 'Well, don't make me look younger. In '72, I was a mess. I looked 20 years older in '72 than I do now.'"