Dark Shadows: Collinwood Mansion Under Construction

Although filming has been underway in England on Tim Burton's movie version of Dark Shadows, the Collinwood mansion itself was still under construction in June, as this photo demonstrates.

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By EdGross - 7/2/2011
The set was constructed at Bourne Woods, near Farnham. Filming reportedly began to take place at the locale beginning on June 21st.

Dark Shadows is based on the 1960s Gothic horror soap opera. It stars Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins, Eva Green as the witch Angelique, Jackie Earle Haley as Barnabas' servant, Willie Loomis; Michelle Pfeiffer as Collins family matriarch Elizabeth Collins-Stoddard; and Chloe Moretz as her daughter, Carolyn, among others. Release has been reported for May of 2012.

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EdGross - 7/2/2011, 7:03 PM
In its time, Dark Shadows was great fun that captured the imagination of millions of housewives and children across America. Among those fans were Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, so it will be interesting to see what their take is on the material.
Hellsing - 7/2/2011, 7:15 PM
It has a great cast so I'll probably check it out, my dads was a fan of the show he's totally excited
nailbiter111 - 7/2/2011, 7:16 PM
cool
EdGross - 7/2/2011, 7:19 PM
Hellsing, how old is your dad? I'm 51 and I was definitely one of those kids who lived by what has become a cliche: "I used to run home from school every day to watch it."

People don't realize how big the show was. There were massively crowded public appearances by the stars (especially Jonathan Frid), tons of merchandise, and two feature films spun off from the show.

The funniest thing is that teen magazines at the time used to feature a collage of images that usually included young Donny Osmond, Michael Jackson and David Cassidy, along with 40-something Jonathan Frid. Even as a kid I thought that was hysterical.
Hellsing - 7/2/2011, 7:44 PM
@Ed my dads 52, he talks alot about it. Do you know if its going to be set in the late 60's like the show was or are they moving it closer present
EdGross - 7/2/2011, 8:09 PM
The show ended in 1971, and Burton is planning on setting the film in 1972 (before it goes back to the 1790s to tell Barnabas' origin).
BatmanDTW - 7/2/2011, 10:11 PM
loved watching reruns of this with my grandma when i was little. amazing show.
Gamester76 - 7/2/2011, 11:13 PM
ive never seen the show; it was before my time, but i might check this out. if I like it, Ill do some research into the source material.
Hellsing - 7/3/2011, 3:47 AM
@Ed alright thats good I was worried that they might set it during present time. Looking forward
randymongoose - 7/3/2011, 7:56 AM
i got to read an early on scene for an audition, and from what i saw the script (or at least that segment) looked pretty good. it alsolooks like it will be close to the original, but it also looks like Burton has put a decent stamp on it
Kinski - 7/3/2011, 8:57 AM
I've just started watching the t.v show and I'm totally hooked. It'll be interesting to see how the film is done, I really do hope that it's got a serious tone and not done as a spoof or comedy...
lokisilvertongue - 7/3/2011, 9:01 AM
n alice coopers in it how cud u go wrong lol
randymongoose - 7/3/2011, 11:43 AM
@Kinski

It probably will have a cheeky comedic side, but from the little I saw it seems to be keeping to it's original tone

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