Those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be attending San Diego Comic-Con right now have a new reason to cry a little harder, especially the “Dark Shadows” fans. Entertainment Earth, those venerable purveyors of stuff I wanna buy, are selling a Dark Shadows Werewolf Action Figure, made by Spectre Toys and based on the character Chris Jennings. If you’re at SDCC you can just walk right up to booth #2343 and buy one right on the spot. Otherwise you can place a pre-order through the Entertainment Earth web site for an August release. Chris looks a little too much like Chewbacca for my tastes, but what the heck!
Last week at the San Diego Comic Con, Tim Burton confirmed that once he’s finished with his Alice in Wonderland remake, his next project will be an adaptation of the gothic TV series Dark Shadows, featuring werewolves, vampires and zobmies. This is a nice follow-up to last year’s quasi-rumour on the subject. Bring on the new Quentin Collins!
As reported by a number of different sources, most of which are drawing from the original IESB.net release, Tim Burton will be directing a film adaptation of the 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. It’s looking likely that Johnny Depp will be involved as well– his production company, Infinitum-Nihil, has been developing the property, and he’s said in at least one interview that when he was a kid, he wanted to be Barnabas Collins, the vampiric lead character.