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Johnny Depp Gears Up for 'Dark Shadows'

Johnny Depp Gears Up for 'Dark Shadows'

Johnny Depp arrives at Japan’s Narita International Airport on Tuesday (December 8).

The 46-year-old actor, who’s in town to promote Public Enemies, will take part in a feature film version of ’60s TV soap opera Dark Shadows with Tim Burton!

Shooting begins next fall in September or October, according to SciFi Wire, and Johnny will play Barnabas Collins, a moody vampire.

Dark Shadows, originally a daytime soap on ABC in the late ’60s, had a primetime reboot in 1991 by NBC. This is the first film adaptation of the story!

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  • Lex

    Is that a hole in his hat?

  • black

    Starting to look very creepy………..mothers-watch your little kids.

  • Gina

    Starting to look creepy?
    JD looks GREAT, as always.

  • Lynnie

    OMG! Loved the show, Dark Shadows. Johnny Depp is the PERFECT actor for the part of Barnabas Collins! I’m now 49 years old and I remember in the late 60′s racing home to watch Dark Shadows everyday after school! Will see this movie for sure!

  • Sammyjo

    I LOVE JOHNNY!!! What a great actor! He’s not creepy..he’s hot!

  • T

    That is one sexy mofo!!!!

  • Smiles

    He looks like such a badass.

  • cool

    Love him, and no he doesn’t look creepy the man can do no wrong.

  • Cathy

    There have actually been 2 Dark Shadows films: House of Dark Shadows and Night Of Dark Shadows. It is hoped that the upcoming film with Johnny may help see these re-released as well. I can’t wait for this film!

  • ellie’

    Just love love Johnny Depp..

  • mariel

    Looove the Deppster!!

    Johnny will make one hot and sexy vampire!

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  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    ..`this guy looks like a clown. he tries way to hard.

  • sinandochkay

    was just thnkin n talkin abt him i loove u johny

  • ct

    now that’s cool …compared to wanna be Brad Pitt who dresses like a dweeb

  • Gina

    He never tries too hard,
    He is phenomenal with every breath he takes.
    Fame found him.

  • Liz86000

    Were Vanessa & the kids with him?

  • ivanka

    public enemies? that was a long time ago lol

    johnny loveyou:)

  • Mileena

    Oh I love how bad ass he looks. This dude is coolness and sexiness in person!

  • susiQ

    I’ll be attacked for this but whatever.. Everyone is allowed their opinion.. He is looking a bit rough.. and something weird is going on with his face.

    I face the truth about celebs I like a lot. And I like Johnny, but he looks kind of dirty.. ( and not in a good sexy way)

    OK attack me now. : /

  • Tom

    If you saw someone looking like that walking down the street in your town, you’d run the other way. Creepy dude.

  • Saudia

    LOVE HIM!!!!!! Another Tim Burton collab .. can’t wait

  • ManLESSton, I likely

    I saw a marathon of Dark Shadows on the SciFi channel and loved it. You Johnny. That will be fun to see.
    This says that he will film in the fall on Dark Shadows, so is he filming The Tourist with Angelina Jolie in the spring then? That will be one helluva paring. Sexxxxxxxxxxy!

  • Saudia

    he looks incredible ..god I love this man

  • depply

    He looks AWESOME! I so would! ;)

  • Billie

    inFamouslyCool: Ummm you’re a clown!

  • Juliet

    He has a good look and he’s still good for his age. I love him.

    If you want, you can see the video music of Vanessa Paradis made by Johnny !!!
    The song is “Il y a”.

  • yep

    The man gets better with age.

  • Lela Italia

    that wonderful man! his eyes are so expressive and deep and sexy!
    I love his look, he’s always cool and hot!
    good for “Dark Shadows”, I can’t wait for it!
    I love Johnny! the man and the actor!

  • Lela Italia

    his eyes are so expressive and deep and sexy!
    wonderful man! I love Johnny!

  • Chef Coa

    He the man.

  • Patty

    Johnny is awesome, talented and gorgeous! I love him! It’ll be interesting to see playing a vampire ^_^.

  • JD fan

    INfamous is in love with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. ’nuff said

  • anitaquintero

    papasito… i loved

  • Kizzy

    Why do people find this man super attractive? He looks like a vagabond.

  • http://deleted sisi

    Do you think he looks creepy?????Are you sure you are not looking at your own butt rather than Johnny hahahahah

  • Chef Coa

    @Liz86000: No they weren’t.

  • Scotteegirl

    Jared, this is not the first movie made from the Dark Shadows tv show. There were others in the 60′s. I think Johnny will make a wonderful Barnabas. I think somehow they will make him a sexy vampire.

  • Beth Bubbles

    I hope he doesn’t hookup up with Angie

  • Big Pimpin’

    @Lynnie: Lynnie, glad to see a fan. dark shadows is my mom’s fave tv show. i love it too.
    i also really like depp/burton films. but i’m not too sure they should bother with DS. it is a classic. great gothic drama….but angelina joile would be awesome in it! the way she looks and her personality is perfect!
    p.s. depp is way better looking than pitt.

  • Stone

    Looks like he’s lost it. But what the hell, he certainly can afford it!

  • videotape

    He is the Man!!!

  • rona

    he looks like his man Tim Burton

  • Beth Bubbles

    He is a great family man!

  • LYNN

    I have always loved Johnny Depp. Our love affair started with him on 21 Jump Street. I do watch most of his movies. My favorite guy is the Baddest Boy of Hollywood and that is the famous Mr Brad Pitt., Now that is a hunk of a man, a great actor with looks to die for. !! HAPPY HOLIDAY EVERYONE!!!

  • meg

    Mmmm….Johnny. <3 <3

  • eliott

    Yes! Dark Shadows. I hope he’s cast as Barnabas Collins.

  • rachel

    ha ha..some comments make me laugh, i can see that somebody is jealous,.. First JOHNNY LOOKS BETTER THAN BRAD PITT ,AND HE IS HOTTER THAN BRAD ! brad is a good actor sometimes and a good person…but he is not my man,MY MAN IS JOHNNY DEPP all the way. I love this man ,and he looks sooooo good…,my god,maybe he looks dirty but he is def HOT! the sexiest man on the planet

  • rachel

    oh i forgot , and his face looks GORGEOUS like always,cute

  • gill 12

    -Can’t the ‘daring and original’ -long rich -Tim Burton
    find anything a little more challenging to do than serve
    up retreads of Boomer generation trendiness?

    —-It’s 2010! —–COME ON!