This Undead Monday, courtesy of WonderCon, we have our first look with the release of the first trailer of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's big screen adaptation of 1960s gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows."

We have earlier had our first look at Dark Shadows, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's next major collaboration that is reportedly also a personal dream project for both long-time collaborators. An adaptation of 1960s gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows," incidentally one of the most beloved cult TV series in the 1960s - 70s, the film boast an outstanding cast featuring Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloƫ Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, and of course, Depp himself.

Nevertheless, based on the recently released first trailer of the supernatural comedy, long-time fans of the cult TV series might not be too pleased of the overtly campy and comedic tone of the remake. Hit the jump to check out the trailer (head over to Apple to watch in HD).

Update: And here's the international trailer that is basically the same but with a surprise appearance by Alice Cooper near the end.

Here's the first poster of the film.

Courtesy of Kino Gallery, here are some of the set images released thus far.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Dark Shadows is scheduled to be released on May 11th, 2012.


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