By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
While Tim Burton’s muse may be Johnny Depp (and frankly, we’re not entirely what that would make Helena Bonham-Carter), that shouldn’t stop him from reuniting with other former collaborators if the project is right. And, while he hasn’t worked with Michelle Pfeiffer since “Batman Returns,” it looks as though the two may be teaming up again for his cinematic update of the 60s TV show “Dark Shadows.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pfeiffer is in talks to join the project, which will begin filming this April and has already secured the likes of Depp, Eva Green, and Jackie Earle Haley for its cast. Pfeiffer will play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, a reclusive woman who runs a family of supernatural beings.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Pfeiffer in any major, noteworthy roles, but she seems to have a natural skill and confidence that will allow her to sneak back in the limelight successfully. Her involvement in a potential blockbuster like this one will surely be good for her career, and let’s face it, in an industry where physical beauty is a sad necessity, she’s aged gracefully.
As far as the project itself goes, while many of us are no longer familiar with the decades-old television series that spawned it, the subject matter seems to be right up Tim Burton’s alley. Witches? Check. Vampires? Check. An overall atmosphere of mystery and vaguely gothic horror? Check.
If he can’t turn this into a major film, no one can. We’re just upset that it will probably mean that we’ll be seeing “Dark Shadows” posters in every Hot Topic come next year.