Out of this summer's crop of films, Dark Shadows is undeniably the odd bird. The material the feature film is based on - in this case a murky, gothic television soap opera - doesn't exactly scream summer fare, however, with Johnny Depp front a center, surrounded by an excellent cast, perhaps audiences will gravitate to the latest film from Tim Burton.
The director spoke to MTV about a slew of projects, including Dark Shadows. He told the outlet that he's currently editing and overseeing the effects, all in preparation for a May 12 release date from Warner. In the interview, he said most of the film is set in 1972, with flashbacks to the 1700s. So, it's a period film on top of being a gothic soap opera. Inside, he describes the film he's creating.