'Dark Shadows,' the long-running and now cult vampire soap opera that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971 with 1,225 episodes, will finally make it to the big screen. According to a report in Variety, Warner Bros. has hired Seth Grahame-Smith to write a screenplay for the film, which will star Johnny Depp (as head vampire Barnabas Collins) and be directed by Tim Burton. Grahame-Smith is best known for his novel 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and the forthcoming 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' which has created quite a buzz and has been optioned by Universal for Grahame-Smith to adapt for Burton. 'Dark Shadows,' the long-running and now cult vampire soap opera that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971 with 1,225 episodes, will finally make it to the big screen. According to a report in Variety, Warner Bros. has hired Seth Grahame-Smith to write a screenplay for the film, which will star Johnny Depp (as head vampire Barnabas Collins) and be directed by Tim Burton. Grahame-Smith is best known for his novel 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and the forthcoming 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' which has created quite a buzz and has been optioned by Universal for Grahame-Smith to adapt for Burton.

Looks like a Janis Joplin biopic may finally become a reality. According to a report at Deadline Hollywood, Amy Adams will play the 1960s singer for the film that will be directed by Fernando Meirelles ('City Of God'). No studio has come knocking for the film yet, which is being produced by 'Twilight' producer Wyck Godfrey, but there have been several drafts of a script and the project has a high visibility in Hollywood. Tentative title: 'Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.'

Aaron Sorkin, the hotshot creator of TV series 'Sports Night,' 'The West Wing' and 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,' has acquired the rights to the Andrew Young book about former presidential candidate John Edwards, 'The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down.' This will be the first feature directorial gig for Sorkin, who also wrote the screenplay for David Fincher's 'The Social Network,' which will arrive in theaters this October. He also penned 'Charlie Wilson's War,' 'The American President' and 'A Few Good Men.' "This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up," Sorkin told The Hollywood Reporter. "There's much more to Andrew's book than what has been reported, and I'm grateful that he's trusting me with it."

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