Burton Offers a Dark Shadows Shooting Update

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The LACMA has begun hosting a Tim Burton exhibit in Los Angeles, showcasing props, early writings and artwork from the filmmaker. TheWrap caught up to Burton on the event’s opening night and he commented on how shooting Dark Shadows was progressing:

“I’m just starting, and it’s a weird tone and it’s a lot of actors and, you know, we’re not starting with the simple stuff; we’re sort of getting right in there. You like to kind of sneak up on it a little bit, but this one we just kind of slammed right into it. [asked if it will have a soap opera quality] Yes, I don’t know. I’m early into it because it’s a funny tone, and that’s part of what the vibe of the show is, and there’s something about it that we want to get. But when you look at it, it’s pretty bad. I’m hoping that it will be — it’s early days, let’s put it — I’m very intrigued by the tone. It’s a real ethereal tone we’re trying to go for and I don’t know yet.”

He also added that he is not shooting the film for 3D.

Dark Shadows stars an ensemble cast which includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath. The film is scheduled for a May 11, 2012 release.