We got our first full-length trailer for Tim Burton’s latest offering, Dark Shadows, at the end of last week, promising a return to the gothic for which we know and love Burton.
A new trailer has now surfaced online, and whilst it’s essentially the same, it adds to the end a new scene in which we see Alice Cooper’s cameo appearance in the film.
The film is released in just over a month’s time, and we can look forward to seeing Johnny Depp returning with his frequent collaborator, alongside Eva Green, Chloë Moretz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Gulliver McGrath, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, and of course, Helena Bonham Carter – an impressive cast, for sure.
Now for a little light reading material, the official synopsis:
“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. 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 (Jackie Earle Haley) and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.”
Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, making his screenwriting debut with this, ahead of his second film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which is due out here at the start of August (for which we also saw a new trailer last week).
Dark Shadows will be released in the UK and USA on 11th May, so be sure to make a mental note in your cinema calendar. If you’re a fan of Burton’s, this is something to look forward to. To catch up on all our coverage for the film so far, click here.
Source: RuTube via ComingSoon.net.