July 28, 2007 03:25:55 GMT
Johnny Depp has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to produce a big screen version of the 1960s Gothic TV soap opera "Dark Shadows."
Obviously still in Warner Bros. Pictures' favor, Johnny Depp has added one more film feature to work on together with the studio through his Infinitum Nihil shingle.
The two reportedly are set to develop "Dark Shadows" based on a 1960s supernatural TV series of the same name created by Dan Curtis. Over 1,225 episodes, the show was recognized as a highly atmospheric, spooky soap that featured gothic horror staples like vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts, and zombies.
In bringing the project into life, Depp will be accompanied by frequent collaborator Graham King on the producer's seat with the latter carrying out the task via his GK Films. Trades said that the actor has always been a big fan of the series and had, as a child, become obsessed with Barnabas Collins, the vampire patriarch of the show, a role originated by Jonathan Frid.