Thoughts on the New Dark Shadows Movie

Hello to all who have inquired about the new Dark Shadows film.

First of all, let me say, being a devotee of the the films of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, I am delighted they are making a film of Dark Shadows. They did not take this on lightly. It is a film, I’m sure, they have thought about for many years. Way, way back when, a decade or so ago, I had suggested to Dan Curtis, as I know David Kennedy and Jim Pierson did, that Johnny Depp would be great for a DS film. To my thinking, Dark Shadows could not be in better hands.

The fans of Dark Shadows should have no doubt about the talent and commitment Burton and Depp will bring to the project. You know that they will not commence filming until they have a script they are satisfied with. Dark Shadows needs a fresh approach, and I, like all of you, can’t wait to see the final product because I know it will be wonderful. And—yes!—I would love a cameo. Whatever, I will buy my ticket the first week it is out.

Take care,

Webmaster’s Note: In June 2011, David Selby, along with other members of the original Dark Shadows cast, flew to England to film cameos in the new Dark Shadows movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins. You can see cameos by Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins), Lara Parker (Angelique), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), and David Selby (Quentin Collins) when the Dark Shadows movie opens in May 2012. (Date subject to change.)