‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Snow White’ and ‘Prometheus’ TV Spot Roundup

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There’s a sliding scale of horror, with regards to the films in today’s TV spot roundup. We have Tim Burton’s latest piece of ghoulish comedy with Dark Shadows, a genuinely Gothic fairy tale re-telling with Snow White and the Huntsman – and a pure descent into sci-fi dread and physical horror with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

Fresh 60-second television promos have been released for Dark Shadows and Snow White, featuring new footage from the respective titles. To top it off, we also have a third television spot (with maybe a previously-unseen shot sprinkled here and there) for Scott’s first journey into the realm of science fiction in over thirty years.

Dark Shadows

The original Dark Shadows TV show aired during the 1960s and earned a strong cult following for its supernatural-flavored soap operatics and unintentional camp value. Burton, in collaboration with screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), has selected to play up the original property as more of a pure horror-comedy in the film adaptation. Along for the ride is the director’s preferred leading man (Johnny Depp, of course) as Barnabas Collins, an 18th-century playboy-turned-vampire who awakens after two centuries of imprisonment to discover a much-changed world… in the year 1972.

Check out the new extended TV spot for Dark Shadows:

While longtime Dark Shadows fans, by and large, are still pretty peeved about Burton’s more absurdest approach to the franchise, most everyone else seems excited to see the filmmaker’s latest work of supernatural zaniness. As far as most of the crew here at Screen Rant is concerned: we fall in the latter category right now.

Dark Shadows opens in theaters around the U.S. on May 11th, 2012.

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Snow White and the Huntsman

Video game commercial helmer Rupert Sanders is making the jump to feature-length filmmaking with Snow White and the Huntsman, which stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor in The Avengers) as the title characters – along with Charlize Theron (also in Prometheus) as the beauty-obsessed sorceress and monstrous queen who seeks to achieve immortality by murdering her own stepdaughter, Snow White. Based on the footage unveiled to date, these various players have joined together to produce a flick that mixes elements from the original Brothers Grimm story – with those of a Medieval fantasy series like Game of Thrones.

Have a look at the 60-second TV trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman:

Most everything we’ve recently seen and heard about Snow White and the Huntsman has left us enthused. Hopefully, this will prove to be a fairy tale re-imagining that delivers on a visual and thematic level – and doesn’t just offer an undercooked story to go with the eye candy (Red Riding Hood, looking at you).

Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters in the U.S. on June 1st, 2012.

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Prometheus

Ridley Scott and Lost co-creator/screenwriter Damon Lindelof joined forces to transform a project that began as a direct prequel to Alien, into a more original exercise in sci-fi allegory and terror called Prometheus. As indicated by that title, which references the Greek Titan who suffered greatly for stealing fire (technology) from the gods and giving it to humankind, the final result is an ambitious film that explores the dark side of questions about our origins as a species – and features an admirable cast that includes Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) and Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, among others.

Watch the third TV spot for Prometheus below:

Thanks in part to Fox’s invigorating marketing campaign, Prometheus has become THE most anticipated Summer Movie Season 2012 release for several members of the Screen Rant staff. Suffice it to say, we’re more than ready to take the plunge into Scott’s new symphony of disturbing, other-worldly, madness.

Prometheus opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on June 8th, 2012.

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Source: 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. [via TheMovieBox.net]

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  1. “15 and no husband? You must put those birthing hips to good use at once!”

    Awesome!

  2. THE most anticipated movies of mine:

    1. Prometheus
    2. Dark Knight Rises
    3. Snow White & the Huntsman
    4. Avengers

    btw, I like the title of this article:
    “Supernatural hijinks, fantastical dark adventure, and unnerving sci-fi horror are on display in the new 60-second TV promos for ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, along with a third TV spot for ‘Prometheus..”
    :)

  3. I don’t think I can express my excitement for Prometheus more than I already have repeatedly on this site.
    But I’ll do it again anyway ;)
    What started as something I was interested in but I’d probably wait for the Blu-ray has grown,
    and grown,
    and grown,
    to the film other than TDKR, Anengers and The Hobbit to be a MUST see in the theater.
    Part of which is a result of the great marketing campaign. The rest of my interest comes from being a fan of Alien and seeing how it connects to it.
    I forget who said it on the podcast but they mentioned Inception. And I completely agree. As much as I was interested in that film, it was peaked by wondering what it was really about and what else was there to see and learn other than what we saw in the trailers.
    And let’s not forget.
    Ridley Scott + Sci-Fi = Greatness

  4. The promotions of Dark Shadows aroused curiosities of the original TV show.
    Not sure why but I assumed Jonathan Frid had returned to the undead.
    No, the Shakespearean actor responsible for Dark Shadow’s enduring
    appeal is alive and well at the age of 88 running his own site:

    http://www.jonathanfrid.com/

    Frid expressing interest in attending the opening.
    Jonathan may not be aware the new film will
    not be much of an homage to his show.

  5. Dark Shadows is gonna stink like no other film has in a long time–and I am heartily sorry, sad, angry, disgusted, and shocked to say this, because I am the world’s biggest fan of the 60s/70s series. I have just bought the entire 60s/70s series on DVD, I have the mini-series with Ben Cross on DVD as well. I also have the 2 movies House of Dark Shadows and Night of dark Shadows on VHS. So I do put my money where my mouth is. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting Jonathan Frid a number of years ago in person. But this Depp/Burton version is an insult and travesty that should never have been made. They should get jobs working at the local 7-11, because that is about all they are good for.
    Prometheus, along with Avengers, will be the film (s) of the year, and will sweep the Academy Awards, and rightly so (I refer to both Avengers and Prometheus at the Awards here). They appear to have strived to earn the vaunted title, “Truly Cinematic”!
    I cannot imagine Snow White as being anything more than dorky, but I have to admit, the trailer had some good special effects. Could I be wrong? I might–just maybe–have to reserve judgement and give it a watch on Netflix when it comes out there.

  6. I too am sorry to see Dark Shadows turned into a comedy. It Is called “DARK” Shadows for a reason and I think Tim Burton missed a great opportunity to really reach with this and make a compelling drama with extremely strong characters. I also take offense at the way “campy” is thrown around when referring to Dark Shadows. The only “camp” factor comes from the fact that this was live television which means that flubbed lines, a few flies on the head, and a line perhaps delivered with more gusto than necessary are part of no do overs and a grueling five day a week schedule. The original series is deadly serious and deals with the universal themes of the human condition. Unrequited love,jealousy,terrible revenge, enduring family ties, these themes are more Shakespearean than “Beetlejuicy” A real disappointment as Depp would have made a wonderful tortured soul.

  7. You are right, Brandy. The title is “Dark” Shadows.
    This version is so far from the original it
    should be called “Light” Shadows.