Synopsis: 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…

Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp (of course) and Helena Bonham Carter (of course) in this gothic tale based on the 1960s/70s TV series. Also stars Christopher Lee and Alice Cooper among others. I used to be a really big Tim Burton fan but I have to admit Alice in Wonderland and Willy Wonka really put me off. Hopefully he spends as much time on the story as he does on the design.
Coming May 11th 2012.