The first really good look of Johnny Depp as Barnabas has been released by Vanity Fair for the upcoming Dark Shadows movie.
In 1752, the Collins family sails from Liverpool, England to North America. The son, Barnabas, grows up to be a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard, who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. In 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent manor in ruin. It is occupied by dysfunctional Collins descendants and other residents, all of whom have secrets.
Dark Shadows is directed by Tim Burton based on a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith. Dark Shadows is expected to arrive in theaters in May 2012.