The first official image from Tim Burton's big screen update of Dark Shadows has appeared online.
“I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series. For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image,” Burton told Entertainment Weekly .
“I had a brief window of opportunity to have our cast present at the same time, the day before principle photography began. We decided to stage a similar picture instead of rehearsing, to see if we captured the Dark Shadows feeling.”
The small-screen TV show turned big-budget film sees Johnny Depp play the lead as vampire Barnabas Collins.
“I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins. Even then, at that age, I knew - this has got to be weird,” Depp remembers.
From left to right they are: Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter); Carolyn Stoddard (Chloë Moretz); Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green); David Collins (Gulliver McGrath); Victoria Winters (Bella Heathcote); Barnabas Collins (Depp); Mrs. Johnson (Ray Shirley); Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley); Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer).