Dark Shadows Begins Filming

Filming has officially begun on the Tim Burton film “Dark Shadows,” the latest adaptation of the cult classic, a gothic soap opera from the late 1960s. “Dark Shadows” focused on a guilt-ridden vampire and his modern-day family in Maine. Two previous attempts to reboot the television series as a weekly primetime drama ultimately never really…

Dark Shadows Update

Still more news about the upcoming production of “Dark Shadows,” the major motion picture based on the cult t.v. show about werewolves, ghosts, gypsy curses, time travel–and a melancholy vampire named Barnabas Collins. As reported earlier, Johnny Depp is playing the vampire–a role he says is a literal child hood dream. Tim Burton directs while…

Dark Shadows Update

Johnny Depp as a vampire. A minor joy in my life for the past year and a half has been getting to tell someone the news. Turns out, Depp (like yours truly) was a huge fan of the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” and his production company bought the rights to it. Now Tim Burton…

New Details on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I believe it was me who said that actor Ben Walker would look smashing as Abraham Lincoln, –and so far, I was incredibly accurate with my prediction. There are quite a few other little factoids that the blogs have managed to scrape together, mostly via intercepted emails, and probably with lots of waste-basket digging after…

Benjamin Walker Scores Role as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The on-going, sometimes halting, production of the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’, has scored yet another victory by landing Benjamin Walker as its star, the vampire-slaying Abraham Lincoln. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because that, despite winning out over names like ‘Adrien Brody’ in the auditions, Walker hasn’t…

Six Actors Up For the Role of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

One of the biggest projects in Hollywood right now would be Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming 3D film – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestselling novel (he also wrote the movie screenplay). The flick will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov and produced by Timur, Tim Burton, and Jim Lemley. The studio…

Johnny Depp Talks About ‘Dark Shadows’

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have been developing an adaptation of the odd ’60s soap opera “Dark Shadows” and so far there hasn’t been much news on the big project. However, Depp and his collaboration team recently spoke on the film and what a difficult task it has been. “It’s one thing to adapt a…

Tim Burton on Twilight and His Two Vampire Films

The infamous Tim Burton recently did an interview with NYMag in which he spoke (briefly) about Twilight and his two upcoming vampire films – Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Interested in what the man had to say? Then read on. Your next two movies are Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. They’re…

Vampire Novels Reviewed… and Sucked Dry

There’s more out there than Twilight, people; for example, there’s a new trend in historical fiction: re-writing classics to include monsters, or re-writing a particular president’s life story, to include vampires. Sure, you know what I mean; Seth Grahame-Smith’s ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.’ Most seemed to agree that the book was highly entertaining, though one…

No Director Yet for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Film Adaptation

Earlier this month, reports came pouring in that the latest novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was going to be adapted to make a film, presumably by the same name, by none other than Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland). Tim Burton was set to produce, while rumors…