JOHNNY DEPP as BARNABAS COLLINS

NEW DS MOVIE PLANS

The long-awaited Warner Brothers feature film to star Johnny Depp as "Barnabas Collins" is still very much in the works, despite rumors to the contrary that have appeared in print and online. Scriptwriter John August has been hard at work and Depp's frequent collaborator Tim Burton (SWEENEY TODD, SLEEPY HOLLOW) plans to direct. If all goes well, the movie will hopefully go before cameras before year's end. However, it would not be released to theaters before late 2010 at the earliest. The next print issue of ShadowGram, # 115, will announce confirmed casting and filming details.