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Dark Shadows Photo Updates

Production of “Dark Shadows” under the direction of Tim Burton continues in England, with considerable security surrounding. So much so very little actual information is becoming available.

Chloe Grace Moretz has sprained her ankle. She said so on Twitter. Did she hurt herself during filming? Maybe.

A very few photos of the set emerged, including a headstone from what is presumably the Eagle Hill Cemetery, final resting place for so many of the Collins family. Two videos on YouTube are now out, at the following locations: here and here showing mostly the Bourne Woods where filming is still underway. Meanwhile, Warner Brothers has signed screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith to a new two-year first-look deal, citing his “fantastic work on Dark Shadows.”

On IMDB various tiny changes have been made. One specifically lists Bella Heathcoate as both Josette DuPres (the long lost love of vampire Barnabas Collins) and Victoria Winters (the modern day governess of David Collins).

Not directly concerning the movie “Dark Shadows” but more of an interesting coincidence: The movie “Texas Killing Fields” is due out this Fall. IMDB describes the film “In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.” What creates a tie-in with Tim Burton’s latest film is two of this other movie’s performers. One is Chloe Grace Moretz, who plays Carolyn Stoddard opposite Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer (as her mother). But another lead actor is Jessica Chastain–who also played Carolyn Stoddard in the unfinished “Dark Shadows” pilot for the WB! One can but hope that in a press junket for “Texas Killing Fields” somebody somewhere mentions this to the two actresses and they can publicly compare playing the same character!

David MacDowell Blue blogs at Night Tinted Glasses.  He graduated from the National Shakespeare Conservatory and is the author of The Annotated Carmilla. and Your Vampire Story (And How to Write It) as well as a theatrical adaptation of Carmilla.
Bella HeathcoateChloe Grace Moretzdark shadowsJosette DuPresMichelle PfeifferSeth Grahame-SmithTexas Killing Fieldsvictoria winters

david • September 7, 2011


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