Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Two New "Dark Shadows" Photos
Helen O'Hara of Empire Online reports from the set of Dark Shadows, and brought back two new photos of the director and his cast making the new film.
Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith discusses the time period in which the film is set: "Tim and Johnny took a long time explaining exactly why it had to be 1972. 1969 was too early and 1973 was too late. 1972 is right at the time when the hippie movement and all its peace and love is dying out and being replaced by this me-me-me generation in the '70s who are all about showing their wealth and having everything."
Tim Burton with Michelle Pfeiffer (playing Elizabeth Collins Stoddard) and Jonny Lee Miller (playing Roger Collins).
Producer Richard D. Zanuck also talked about why the film will not be made or released in 3D: "We discussed this quite a bit. We didn't want to be categorised as another 3D extravaganza, because this isn't. We have action sequences, but mostly it's interaction between characters, and that's where the humour and the story come from."
You can learn more about the film in the new issue of Empire, which will be available in stores in the UK this Thursday.