Read the Very Detailed Plot Summary for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

timburton-300.jpgIt's officially Plot Synopsis Day here at Movieline HQ. Following in the footsteps of Paramount and word about the Jason Reitman-Diablo Cody collaboration Young Adult, Warner Bros. has released a three paragraph screed describing the plot for the Tim Burton adaptation of Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. What can fans expect from Burton's take on the campy '60s television series? Probably cobwebs. Also, vampires. Click through for a read.

Via Coming Soon:

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 Brouchard (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. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David's new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Spooky, scary, etc. Filming on Dark Shadows has begun; Warner Bros. will release the film on May 11, 2012.

[via Coming Soon]


  • Andrew says:

    So not only is it a remake of the 70s show it's also a remake of the 90's tv show remake?
    Are they bringing ANYTHING new to that table?
    Pass. Serious pass.