Deadline is reporting that Tim Burton's Dark Shadows will begin filming in April.

Johnny Depp will star as the vampire Barnabas Collins in this new Warner Bros. thriller, which will be based on the 1966 TV series Dark Shadows. We reported back in July that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is writing the script, with production slated to start in January. Now it seems production has been pushed to April. John August wrote the original adaptation for Dark Shadows before Seth Grahame-Smith came on board.

No further details were given on the story for this new vampire drama, although it seems that this long-gestating project may finally get off the ground. However, it was said that with Dark Shadows moving into April, Johnny Depp might not be able to star in the Kathryn Bigelow project, Triple Frontier.

A concrete release date isn't given for Dark Shadows at this time.