In his 2011 Christmas message video, legendary actor Christopher Lee discussed his upcoming projects, in film and beyond. After discussing The Hobbit and Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Lee confirmed that he will appear in Dark Shadows. Lee clarified that his role in the vampire film will be brief, but memorable and meaningful to the audience. It's a fitting film for Lee to appear in, considering the acclaimed thespian, who turns 90 this year, is well-known for his performances as Dracula.
Lee begins talking about Dark Shadows at about 9:15: