Friday, March 16, 2012

Dark Shadows - Trailer

The trailer for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows has dropped. It seems like quite a loose take on the source material, but apparently there's more horror melodrama than the trailer lets on.

Vampire vs witch in campy 70s, old world meets new(er) world, fish-out-of water finds new family... Dark Shadows may be Burton's first out & out comedy since Mars Attacks (or, arguably, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory). Kind of like War of the Roses meets Back to the Future meets The Witches of Eastwick. 

Burton's always impressive style sometimes overshadows his storytelling, but the good news here is that he seems more interested in his characters than their setting, so we should be in for a good ride. It's also great to see Eva Green in what seems to be a more central, and funny, role. The comic vixen part fits her like a glove.