Johnny Depp’s film company Infinitum-Nihil along with Graham King’s GK Films and Warner Bros has been planning a new feature version of DARK SHADOWS based on the classic television series. IESB.net recently spoke with GET SMART director Peter Segal who may have let slip who’s involved in this new DARK SHADOWS incarnation. Segal is currently working with writer John August on BILLY BATSON AND THE LEGEND OF SHAZAM (based on the DC comics superhero) and while talking about that project said, "August is jumping back and forth between Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS and his SHAZAM script trying to work on both films at the same time due to a back log of work after the writers’ strike earlier this year."
So, as of now, it seems that John August is writing the DARK SHADOWS script for Tim Burton to direct! Will Johnny Depp take the role of Barnabus Collins? More when we hear it!