Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 18, 2009
From World Entertainment News Network
Johnny Depp is bidding to take his favorite childhood TV show, vampire thriller Dark Shadows, to the big screen.
Depp and regular collaborator, director Tim Burton, hope to turn the ’60s series – about a man struck down with a vampire curse – into a movie franchise.
The actor says, “I was obsessed with (lead character) Barnabas Collins. I have photographs of me holding Barnabas Collins’ posters when I was five or six.”
And Burton – who worked with Depp on movies Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – admits work is already under way.
The director reveals, “That’s the plan. There was something very weird about (Dark Shadows), it had the weirdest vibe to it. I’m sort of intrigued about that vibe. It’s early days on it, but I’m excited about it.”
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 19, 2009
Source: bang showbiz
‘Public Enemies’ actor Johnny Depp has devoted a room in his UK home to vampire memorabilia.
Johnny Depp meditates in a room full of vampire memorabilia.
The ‘Public Enemies’ actor is fascinated by the mythical blood-sucking creatures, and has a space in his London home full of items relating to them.
A source explained to National Enquirer magazine: “Johnny has a whole room devoted to vampires. He’s fascinated by them.
“Johnny uses the room to relax, meditate and be alone.”
Among the items in the space are masks, capes, posters, fangs and a rare copy of Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’.
Johnny, 46, has previously admitted he is fascinated by vampires, claiming he found 60s supernatural show ‘Dark Shadows’ enthralling.
He said: “Barnabas Collins from ‘Dark Shadows’ was a huge obsession of mine. I loved Barnabas Collins more than I loved the Harlem Globetrotters.
“I wanted to be Barnabas Collins so much that I found a ring, it was probably one of my mother’s rings, and I wore it on this finger, and I tried to comb my hair like Barnabas Collins, and I was trying to figure out how I could get fangs. It really had a heavy impact on me, a heavy influence on me.”
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