We then got a great set of character posters of each of the nine principals, and now Apple have a new set of nine colourful banners of each of the characters again, with the same fun colourful treatment we’ve been enjoying from the film already.
The official synopsis looks a little like this:
“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, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.”
As you’re no doubt already aware (especially if you read through to the end of the above synopsis), the film has a terrific cast on display in these new banners, including Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Seth Grahame-Smith makes his feature debut with the screenplay, ahead of his second film (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, adapting his own novel) this summer.
Dark Shadows will be released in the UK and USA on 11th May, a date which can’t come fast enough – particularly since it will also see the release of Jeff, Who Lives At Home and [Rec] 3: Genesis here in the UK. For all the rest of our coverage of Burton’s latest offering, you can click here. And as usual, you can click these new banners to see them grow.