Warner Bros. is teaming with Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company to develop a feature based on the '60s daytime supernatural sudser Dark Shadows, according to Variety.
Over 1,225 episodes, Dark Shadows was a highly atmospheric, spooky soap that featured gothic horror staples like vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies. The show has a continuing rabid fan base that populates Dark Shadows Festival conventions. Numerous TV revivals of the series and pic adaptations have been attempted over the years but none with as high-wattage a star as Depp.
Depp has said in interviews that he has wanted to play Collins, the vampire patriarch of the series.
A rights deal just closed with the estate of Dan Curtis, the producer/director who created the soap that aired weekdays on ABC, from 1966 to 1971.
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