Update of soap is six feet under
Two long discussed Depp projects appear kaput for now: Shantaram, based on a novel about a heroin addict’s adventures in India, and the movie version of the 60’s vampire soap Dark Shadows, a childhood favorite of the actor’s.
Depp became involved in Dark Shadows in 2007 when his production outfit Infinitim-Nihil teamed with Warner Bros. to do an update. Over the summer it was reported writer John August was writing the script.
Update: Burton floats a nugget of hope towards the L.A. Times. When asked about his possible future with Dark Shadows, the director says, “Oh I don’t know. Take one at time, you know? It’s something I’m interested in of course. Definitely.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly, L.A. Times