It has been announced (see here) that Tim Burton’s next project after Alice in Wonderland will be a movie remake of the ’70s “gothic” soap opera Dark Shadows.
Johnny Depp, who has long been on record as having been obsessed with the show, will star in the movie, which of course means yet another Tim Burton film wherein Depp manages to be creepy. I mean, seriously. Given the choice of spending the rest of my life locked in a room with Willy Wonka or Edward Scissorhands, I think I’d probably gouge my own eyes out.
For me, Burton’s films are pretty touch-and-go. I thoroughly enjoyed Sweeney Todd, and Burton’s Batman is the only pre-Nolan film I acknowledge as being part of the franchise, but I honestly wasn’t much of a fan of Big Fish or Corpse Bride. As for the aforementioned Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, I’m ambivalent.
Of course, I’ll have to see Alice in Wonderland before I make my mind up, because it features something I’ve been waiting my whole life for: no, not a Tim Burton film starring Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter, but an adaptation of Carroll’s masterpiece that can’t possibly fail to fit the images of the story that I had as a child.