First official trailer for Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows.’


With a steady stream of production stills from Dark Shadows over the past few weeks, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the debut of an official trailer so that we might have some indication of the tone Tim Burton might take with his adaptation. Now that the trailer has arrived, we have the answer to that question – although fans of the original series might be in for a bit of a surprise.


This looks far more silly and whimsical than I would have expected, and I’m not entirely sure that this is the right fit for the Dark Shadows material. Given that this is yet another pairing of Burton and Johnny Depp, I suppose I shouldn’t be terribly surprised by this, but still… something doesn’t feel quite right here. Anybody else care to weigh in on this?

Dark Shadows will be released on May 11, 2012.