Tim Burton Helms Dark Shadows?

An interesting new “Dark Shadows” rumor cropped up at the “Get Smart” press junket over the weekend.

Almost a year ago came reports that Warner Bros. Pictures, Johnny Depp’s Infinitum-Nihil and GK Films were teaming to develop a feature based on the ’60s gothic supernatural soap.

The reports excited fans, especially the talk of Depp’s potential involvement as Barnabus Collins, but since then there’s been practically no talk about it.

Now, in an interview with IESB.Net, “Get Smart” director Peter Segal let slip a quote about two further names who might be involved in the project – director Tim Burton and scribe John August.

August is penning the film adaptation of the comic book series “Shazam!” but King says that 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”.