Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 8:38PM
Tim Burton will showcase bits of Alice in Wonderland in a couple days at Comic Con, but what about next spring, after he's done working on the first big screen adaptation of the classic story in nearly 60 years? He recently confirmed that he and Johnny Depp will work together again, for what seems like the 30th time.
Dark Shadows will actually only be the eighth time the famed director-actor combo have joined forces, and if there's a project that fits them better than this one, it's probably one of those movies they've already made. Dark Shadows, if you don't know, was a soap opera back about 40 years ago, but unlike General Hospital, it was about vampires. Strange for the 60s, right? Or then again, it was the 60s, so maybe not.
“It was such a weird soap opera,” Burton tells MTV. “Part of the energy of it was the tone and weirdness of it. That’s our challenge, to try to capture that vibe.” The director also acknowledges that keeping the melodrama of a soap opera in check is a constant concern, but that he and Depp are such big fans that it's worth the effort.
“That’s something that [Depp and I] both love and are excited about,” the director says. “When I’m done with [Alice] I’ll definitely focus on that.”