Barnabas Collins and co are back in some new character shots provided by Vanity Fair from Tim Burton's new gothic adaption 'Dark Shadows'. Along with Barnabas (a pale-faced Johnny Depp) there is a trio of lovely ladies in the form of Angelique played by Eva Green ('Casino Royale'), Elizabeth played by Michelle Pfeiffer ('What Lies Beneath') and Helena Bonham Carter ('The King's Speech') as Dr. Julia Hoffman. Jackie Earle Haley ('Watchmen'), Jonny Lee Miller ('Trainspotting', 'Dexter'), Chloe Moretz ('Kick-Ass') and Bella Heathcote also star. 'Dark Shadows' opens in theatres everywhere from 11 May 2012. Check out the hugely explanatory synopsis below.
"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 feetâ€”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."
A Trio of Lovely 'Dark Shadows' Ladies
Johnny Depp as Barnabas