1st (extremely brief, extremely tantalizing) Dark Shadows footage

We've finally seen the first clips from Tim Burton's upcoming Dark Shadows. So how's it look?

Thanks to a teaser from, of all things, the daytime talk show Ellen, a few brief (and I mean brief) snippets have been released from the vampire horror tale. The movie stars frequent Burton collaborator Johnny Depp as vamp Barnabas Collins, and judging by the clip, he definitely fits the part as a pasty creature of the night.

The shots definitely deliver on the gothic vibe, and Burton seems to be hewing pretty close to the style of the original 1960s ABC series it is based on.

The film is scheduled to open on May 11 and stars Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jackie Earle Haley.

Sound off: Does this (albeit short) bit of footage get you excited for this soap-y vampire tale?

(via Bleeding Cool)

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