DARK SHADOWS Official Rating & 9 New Images Featuring Johnny Depp

Will Tim Burton's Dark Shadows be rated R, or PG-13? Also, nine more brilliant images from the film, and a writer for EW gives his insights on the tone.

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By nailbiter111 - 4/15/2012
Dark Shadows News is reporting:
The US rating for Dark Shadows has also been confirmed this week, with the film receiving the anticipated PG-13 certificate for "comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking."


Anthony Breznican is a writer for Entertainment Weekly and he has recently seen the final cut of the film.
I've seen final cut of Dark Shadows. Tone similar to Burton and Depp's Sleepy Hollow - lots of humor, but with menacing, atmospheric edge. In Dark Shadows, there's an absurdist bent to the monster element. The creatures of the night are adrift in the self-obsessed world of 1970s. In typical Burton fashion, humans are scarier than the fiends. If u want Interview w the Vampire, that movie exists. This is a more wry take.


He reminded his Twitter followers that Sleepy Hollow had a "LOT" of humor, but I strongly disagree with that assessment. Sleepy Hollow wasn't a rip-roaring laughfest last time I checked.




















Dark Shadows also stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz and Jackie Earle Haley. The film will be in theaters May 11th, 2012.

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nailbiter111 - 4/15/2012, 8:35 PM
no, but i wanted to add some drama to the reveal.
GreyChaos13Zero - 4/15/2012, 8:39 PM
interesting, will need to keep my eye on this?)
OhGawDuhhh - 4/15/2012, 9:17 PM
I am so super excited for this. I have no idea what to expect.
thewonderer - 4/15/2012, 9:29 PM
Burton needs to stop riding Depps cock. I never saw what this was based on, but it looks like hes screwing it up like he did Batman

Burton insults the works he adapts. What a cock
Ranger14 - 4/15/2012, 9:40 PM
Based on the footage so far and the constant mention of comic/comedy that seems to substantiate what I have seen in the footage, it is a pass for me. Dark Shadows and comedy seems like an oxymoron to me.
l0rdleg0las - 4/15/2012, 11:52 PM
well there goes any thought of ever watching this. If it was rated R than at least there was the chance that Eva Green lost her clothes for a scene or 2. but now that it is pg-13 you know it is going to be typical Burton/Depp garbage.
Ghostfire - 4/16/2012, 12:09 AM
I confirm Just1Superguy's comment!
CrowPirate1 - 4/16/2012, 4:23 AM
Michelle still looks great. That's a Catwoman that has aged well.
SmellofDuty - 4/16/2012, 5:47 AM
Wish it would have been for violence.
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/16/2012, 7:17 AM
Yeah Sleepy Hollow isnt really funny. Except if you´re on drugs or something.
That movies genre was horror/mystery. It had few small funny parts but thats about it.

Burton´s best movies.
Wildaniel - 4/16/2012, 8:13 AM
The movie will be good. I kinda wish it would come out around Halloween. It would make more money. Im sure it will be released on bluray/dvd around Halloween.
AUSSYACE - 4/16/2012, 10:26 PM
Will Johnny Depp get older and then one day regret all the roles he did for simply being Burtons Lap Dog...

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