After some serious backlash from fans of the Dark Shadows series that Tim Burton is remaking from a gothic 60's soap opera into what Tim Burton usually does, some new behind the scenes photos have emerged courtesy of Empire that may ease people's minds. Gone is the cartoonish style that Burton has become synonymous with, and now appears a group of stern and sickly faces peering back at us.
The new version of Dark Shadows takes place in the '70s, " … 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 … who are all about showing their wealth and having everything," says screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. Empire's set report also reassures that the film will not be shown in 3-D — something else that had people cringing, since Burton's last monstrosity, Alice in Wonderland, damaged everyone's eyeballs with its techno-porn. Depp's character, Barnabas Collins, leads the story about his love triangle with a witch named Angelique (Eva Green). Barnabas returns from the 1700s to the '70s to reunite with his family. Michelle Pfeiffer — who makes a hot schoolmarmy figure — and Jonny Lee Miller — who really needs a fuzzy stache — are head of the clan.
Check out the latest images from the set, and let us know if Burton has won you over this time around. There's still some concern that Depp's character will be the over-the-top, quirky dandy amongst the characters — which won't be a bad thing, unless he still looks like Michael Jackson.