Depp, Burton Bring 'Dark Shadows' Reboot to London

Associated Press
Johnny Depp’s gothic comedy “Dark Shadows” is creeping into London for its European premiere.

The star joined director Tim Burton and co-stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Chloe Moretz on the red carpet in the British capital Wednesday night. The movie hits U.K. cinemas Friday.

For Depp, it was the eighth time he’s teamed up with Burton, who keeps things “fresh.”

A confused Barnabas discovers that his descendants have lost the wealth his family once had.

Pfeiffer said the film version is very different.

Burton was a huge fan of the TV show, which is why he jumped at the chance to adapt it for the big screen.

As with the TV show, Burton kept the story in the early 1970s, which meant the cast had to look the part.

For Pfeiffer, who plays Barnabas’ descendant, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, embracing the fashion of the time was fun.

But Bonham Carter, who stars as the family psychiatrist, wasn’t as much of a fan of the 70s look, describing it as “not the most flattering era.”