Seth Grahame-Smith To Script ‘Dark Shadows’ Adaptation For Tim Burton

Even more great news today for fans of things that kick ass. Deadline reports that the script for Tim Burton’s looooooooooooong-gestating adaptation of the supernatural TV series “Dark Shadows” is about to get another draft. The man wielding the pen for this latest shakeup is none other than Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” both of which are optioned for big screen adaptations.

Burton has been talking about “Dark Shadows” for ages. He wants frequent collaborator Johnny Depp for the lead role of Barnabas Collins. Grahame-Smith follows John August, who wrote the first draft of the script. I wouldn’t bet on this being the next thing Burton does, but things definitely seem to be moving closer.

Also, if you haven’t read Grahame-Smith’s books, you should correct that ASAP. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is especially exceptional.