New Dark Shadows Posters

Take a look at the new character shots for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, featuring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer

New character shots of Tim Burton’s passion project Dark Shadows have been released. It’s a big blockbuster take on the supernatural soap opera that ran in America from ’66-’71. The official plot synopsis is:

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet–or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.

Johnny Depp as Barnabus Collins looks like a cross between the original incarnation by Jonathan Frid and Nosferatu with his long, talon-like finger nails.