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Sexy Vampires: From Rolling Stone’s True Blood Cover to Burton’s Dark Shadows

Sexy Vampires: From Rolling Stone's True Blood Cover to Burton's Dark Shadows

Got to give Rolling Stone points for one of the most memorable covers in some time. (Here’s the True Blood story that goes with it.) Clearly, sex, nudity and vampires sell.

Bloodsuckers continue to thrive, from HBO’s hit series True Blood to the Twilight saga and Matt Reeves’ upcoming English-language remake Let Me In, a surprise R-rated entry on the fall fest circuit. There’s yet another Len Wiseman Underworld sequel on the way for 2012, in 3-D, starring Kate Beckinsale. Then there’s Tim Burton’s remake of Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp in the role of Barnabas Collins that Jonathan Frid made famous in the TV series (1966-1971). I used to rush home from school every day to catch this vampire soap. But who will play blonde Angelique?

Appropriately, Warner Bros. and producers Depp and Graham King have hired Seth Grahame-Smith (who’s prepping the movie of his book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with Timur Bekmambetov) to rework John August’s script for a planned January start.

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