Update: Images removed by request of Warner Bros. With no trailer unveiled a mere two months out from its planned release, the marketing department for Tim Burton‘s “Dark Shadows” looks to be making up for lost time, unveiling a host of images this week from the gothic soap-opera adaptation.
We now have a few more images to peruse with new glimpses of Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizbaeth Stoddard, the family matriarch; Chloe Moretz as Carolyn Stoddard, her daughter; Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins and Eva Green as Barnabas’ tortured lover Angelique Bouchard. The quartet feature prominently in the story of a young playboy (Depp) who breaks the heart of a witch (Green) in 1752, for which she turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. When he reawakens in 1972, he returns to Collinwood Manor to find his estate and family in ruins.
The images’ source, Portugese website CineMarcada, also report a rumor that the film will be shifted to a June release. Are they just guessing based on the lack of a trailer? Are they talking about the international release? Or do they know something we don’t? Time will tell, we guess, but there have also been reports of a trailer being tested that may or may not feature The Door‘s “People Are Strange” and Percy Faith‘s “Theme From A Summer Place.” Either way, get to work Tim! [CineMarcada via ShockTillYouDrop]